The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Third Edition
Available:
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Pages: 814
ISBN: 9780393067088
Release: 2009-05-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new edition of a forefront home-schooling reference shares step-by-step recommendations for providing a child with an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school, in a guide that incorporates updated resource listings, contact information, and Internet links. 20,000 first printing.

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind
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Author: Jessie Wise
Pages: 171
ISBN: 9781933339443
Release: 2010
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers scripted lessons for first grade teachers to help young students' develop language ability using narration, copywork, and other classical techniques.

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

The Well Educated Mind  A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 432
ISBN: 0393070972
Release: 2003-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Third Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Third Edition
Available:
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Pages: 864
ISBN: 0393070905
Release: 2009-05-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington Times The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child's mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school "grammar stage," the middle school "logic stage," and the high school "rhetoric stage." Using this theory as your model, you'll be able to instruct your child in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. This newly revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance-learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges.

Rethinking School How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education

Rethinking School  How to Take Charge of Your Child s Education
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393285970
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“If you read only one book on educating children, this should be the book.… With a warm, informative voice, Bauer gives you the knowledge that will help you flex the educational model to meet the needs of your child.” —San Francisco Book Review Our K–12 school system isn’t a good fit for all—or even most—students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels on differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged. This informed, compassionate, and practical guidebook will show you how to take control of your child’s K–12 experience and negotiate the school system in a way that nurtures your child’s mind, emotions, and spirit. Understand why we have twelve grades, and why we match them to ages. Evaluate your child’s maturity, and determine how to use that knowledge to your advantage. Find out what subject areas we study in school, why they exist—and how to tinker with them. Discover what learning disabilities and intellectual giftedness are, how they can overlap, how to recognize them, and how those labels can help (or hinder) you. Work effectively with your child’s teachers, tutors, and coaches. Learn to teach important subjects yourself. Challenge accepted ideas about homework and standardized testing. Help your child develop a vision for the future. Reclaim your families’ priorities (including time for eating together, playing, imagining, traveling, and, yes, sleeping!). Plan for college—or apprenticeships. Consider out-of-the-box alternatives.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

The Well Trained Mind  A Guide to Classical Education at Home  Fourth Edition
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780393253634
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

The Grammar Guidebook A Complete Reference Tool for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

The Grammar Guidebook  A Complete Reference Tool for Young Writers  Aspiring Rhetoricians  and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works  Grammar for the Well Trained Mind
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781945841583
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On its own or as a supplement to the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this complete compendium of grammar rules and examples will become an indispensable guide to writing—throughout high school, into college, and beyond. With a new name, but the same, thorough, clearly-outlined rules of English Grammar, The Grammar Guidebook is the second edition to The Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. Originally designed to accompany the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this Grammar Guidebook stands on its own, assembling into one handy reference work all of the principles that govern the English language—from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Each rule is illustrated with examples drawn from great literature, along with classic and contemporary works of science, history, and mathematics. Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is an innovative program that combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Student Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student’s mind. There are four Student Workbooks, one for each year. Each Student Workbook contains the same rules and examples—but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Student Workbook comes with its own Key, providing not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are). All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in The Grammar Guidebook. Use Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind to teach English grammar thoroughly, effectively, and with confidence—no matter what your background or experience!

Writing With Skill Level 1 Student Workbook

Writing With Skill  Level 1  Student Workbook
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9781942968221
Release: 2012-01-16
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: • One- and two-level outlining • Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum • Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry • Researching and documenting source material • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: • Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction • All source material for assignments is provided—no other books are needed • This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student • Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 4 Student Workbook First Language Lessons

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind  Level 4 Student Workbook  First Language Lessons
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Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781942968368
Release: 2008-12-22
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A simple-to-use, scripted workbook to grammar and composition that accompanies the First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 4 textbook and makes successful teaching easy—for both parents and students. This workbook, accompanying the Level 4 Instructor Guide (available separately) in the First Language Lessons complete elementary grammar series, uses classical techniques of memorization, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important, foundational years of language study. This Level 4 Student Workbook provides complete worksheets for the student, making it possible for busy parents and teachers to spend more time teaching and less time preparing. Grade Recommendation: Grades 4-5.

Telling God s Story A Parents Guide to Teaching the Bible Telling God s Story

Telling God s Story  A Parents  Guide to Teaching the Bible  Telling God s Story
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Author: Peter Enns
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9781942968405
Release: 2011-02-22
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World. In this accessible and engaging book, Peter Enns (author of the controversial and best-selling Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament) provides parents and teachers with a straightforward and intelligent twelve-year plan for teaching the Bible. Written for lay readers but incorporating the best scholarly insights, Telling God’s Story avoids sectarian agendas. Instead, Enns suggests beginning with the parables of the Gospels for the youngest students; continuing on with the more complex stories of the Old and New Testaments for middle grade students; and guiding high school students into an understanding of the history and culture of biblical times.

A Full Grammar Course for the Well Trained Mind

A Full Grammar Course for the Well Trained Mind
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Author: Well Trained Mind
Pages: 1648
ISBN: 1945841788
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: Grammar for the Well-Trained M

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind

Grammar

Grammar
Available:
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Audrey Anderson,Patty Rebne,Aaron Woodard
Pages: 602
ISBN: 1945841044
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Grammar for the Well-Trained M

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Purple Workbook, along with the accompanying Key and the Core Instructor Text, make up a full year of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis--all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind.There are four Workbooks. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples--but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing.The Workbook comes with its own Key, providing not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. This will become the student's indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond.Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses.Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student.Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences.Regular review is built into each year of work.The first of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child The Middle Ages From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance Second Revised Edition Vol 2 Story of the World

The Story of the World  History for the Classical Child  The Middle Ages  From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance  Second Revised Edition   Vol  2   Story of the World
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781942968016
Release: 2007-04-16
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audio ebook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6.

Teaching the Classics

Teaching the Classics
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Author: Adam & Missy Andrews
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0998322911
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading

The Ordinary Parent s Guide to Teaching Reading
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Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Pages: 370
ISBN: 0972860312
Release: 2004
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind
Available:
Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781933339344
Release: 2008
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This simple-to-use scripted guide to grammar and composition makes successful teaching easy for both parents and teachers. It uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop a child's language ability in the first years of study.

The Creative Writer Level One Five Finger Exercise The Creative Writer

The Creative Writer  Level One  Five Finger Exercise  The Creative Writer
Available:
Author: Boris Fishman
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781942968276
Release: 2012-01-16
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A gentle, imaginative introduction to the skills all creative writers need. Breaking down the elements that go into successful imaginative works, The Creative Writer leads aspiring writers through the skills needed to construct each. The assignments, designed to make students more aware of language and more confident in their own ingenuity, build on each other until beginning creative writers have successfully created their own stories, poems, and essays. • Simple but innovative exercises encourage young writers to strengthen their vocabulary and become aware of the patterns of sentences • Legends and folklore are used to teach point of view, characterization, plotting, and other vital skills • Classic poetry serves as a model for the student’s own original poems • Unlike most “how to write” books, The Creative Writer is designed to be used in a mentor/student relationship, with teaching, guidance, and evaluation tips provided for the mentor or teacher • Can be used as a complement to Writing With Skill or on its own

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind
Available:
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Audrey Anderson,Aaron Woodard,Patty Rebne
Pages: 434
ISBN: 1945841060
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Grammar for the Well-Trained M

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Key, along with the accompanying Purple Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions ("A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea") through advanced sentence structure and analysis--all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence.This innovative program combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience).Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind.There are four Workbooks, one for each year. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples--but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing.Each Key to the Workbooks provides not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in the Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. This will become the student's indispensable guide to writing through high school, into college and beyond.Step-by-step instruction takes students from the most basic concepts through advanced grammatical concepts such as modal and hortative verbs and multiple functions of noun clauses.Extensive diagramming exercises reinforce the rules and help technical and visual learners to understand and use the English language effectively. Each step of the diagramming process is illustrated and thoroughly explained to the student.Text for examples and exercises are drawn from great works of literature, as well as from well-written nonfiction texts in science, mathematics, and the social sciences.Regular review is built into each year of work.The Key accompanies the first of four non-sequential workbooks, each containing new exercises that allow students to practice and apply the grammar principles under study.

The Well Educated Mind A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had Updated and Expanded

The Well Educated Mind  A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had  Updated and Expanded
Available:
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780393253917
Release: 2015-11-16
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven’t because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. Newly expanded and updated to include standout works from the twenty-first century as well as essential readings in science (from the earliest works of Hippocrates to the discovery of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs), The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of six literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, poetry, and science—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to Cormac McCarthy, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Aristotle to Stephen Hawking—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there’s no reason you can’t read and enjoy Shakespeare’s sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the “Great Books” without a guide and a plan. Bauer will show you how to allocate time to reading on a regular basis; how to master difficult arguments; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. In her best-selling work on home education, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children; that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In The Well-Educated Mind, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. Followed carefully, her advice will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

The Story of the World

The Story of the World
Available:
Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jeff West
Pages: 338
ISBN: 1933339012
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A guide to ancient times, discussing events, people, and practices around the world, from the first nomads to the fall of the Roman empire.