The Well trained Mind

The Well trained Mind
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Pages: 810
ISBN: 0393059278
Release: 2004
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers step-by-step instruction on how to enable an academically rigorous, comprehensive education for children from preschool through high school, outlining a classical educational model while providing book lists, ordering information, and Internet links.

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
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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.

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
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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.

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well trained Mind
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Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Pages: 468
ISBN: 9781933339078
Release: 2007
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. First Language Lessons, Level 3 uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important first years of study. It is a complete beginning grammar and writing text that covers parts of speech, diagramming sentences, and beginning writing, storytelling, and narration skills.

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind

Grammar for the Well Trained Mind
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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 Complete Writer Writing With Ease Strong Fundamentals A Guide to Designing Your Own Elementary Writing Curriculum

The Complete Writer  Writing With Ease  Strong Fundamentals  A Guide to Designing Your Own Elementary Writing Curriculum
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781942968160
Release: 2015-01-17
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A revised and improved edition of the best-selling elementary writing handbook, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind Susan Wise Bauer lays out a plan for teaching writing that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. Writing With Ease outlines a complete three- or four-year program for elementary-grade students, giving parents and teachers the tools to personalize instruction for any skill level.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Telling God s Story

Telling God s Story
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Author: Peter Enns
Pages: 103
ISBN: 9781933339467
Release: 2011-01-25
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A new religion curriculum from the team that brought you The Story of the World.

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!

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 2

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind  Level 2
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Author: Jessie Wise
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781933339450
Release: 2010
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A complete beginning grammar text that uses copywork, narration, picturestudy, and other classical techniques to develop the young student's language ability.

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 3 Student Workbook

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind  Level 3 Student Workbook
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Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781942968344
Release: 2007-07-17
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First Language Lessons is a simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition that makes successful teaching simple—for both parents and teachers. The Level 3 Student Workbook (Grades 2-4) for First Language Lessons, used alongside the teacher's Level 3 Instructor Guide, gives teachers everything they need to spend more time teaching their students—and less time preparing lessons, making copies, or gathering supplies. It's all right here: inside this book, you'll find poems for memorization, empty sentence diagram frames, and blank lines perfectly sized for young students' copywork, dictation, and narration. First Language Lessons, Level 3 is a complete grammar and writing text that covers a wide range of topics—including parts of speech, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing, storytelling, and narration. This Level 3 Student Workbook is the perfect complement to the lessons. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind
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Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Pages: 343
ISBN: 9781933339085
Release: 2007-06-26
Editor: Peace Hill Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Level 3 Student Workbook (Grades 2-4) for First Language Lessons, used alongside the teacher's Level 3 Instructor Guide, gives teachers everything they need to spend more time teaching their students--and less time preparing lessons, making copies, or gathering supplies. It's all right here: inside this book, you'll find poems for memorization, empty sentence diagram frames, and blank lines perfectly sized for young students' copywork, dictation, and narration. First Language Lessons, Level 3 is a complete grammar and writing text that covers a wide range of topics--including parts of speech, sentence diagrams, and skills in beginning writing, storytelling, and narration. This Level 3 Student Workbook is the perfect complement to the lessons. Grade Recommendation: Grades 2-4.

A Complete Course for Young Writers Aspiring Rhetoricians and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works

A Complete Course for Young Writers  Aspiring Rhetoricians  and Anyone Else Who Needs to Understand How English Works
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Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Amanda Saxon Dean
Pages: 612
ISBN: 1945841265
Release: 2018-12-04
Editor: Grammar for the Well-Trained M

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: Red 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 non-sequential Workbooks. Students can pick up any of the Workbooks and follow along. 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 Red 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.

Advanced Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind

Advanced Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind
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Author: Audrey Anderson,S. Wise Bauer
Pages: 550
ISBN: 1933339543
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first volume in a four-book series that gives students a soup-to-nuts grasp of the English language.

The Diagramming Dictionary 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 Diagramming Dictionary  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,Jessica Otto
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781945841392
Release: 2019-07-16
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 sentence diagramming rules, complete with illustrated sample diagrams, will become an indispensable guide to diagramming and writing—throughout high school, into college, and beyond. Do you understand what makes good writing "good"? Are you struggling against your words instead of using them to express yourself well? Diagramming a sentence shows you how it is (or isn't) working, and unlocks the door to clear, balanced writing. This handbook from Susan Wise Bauer, author of Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, walks students through the rules of diagramming, from the simplest sentences to the most complex. Its simple instructions allow you to learn at your own pace, without an instructor. Full of easy-to-understand example diagrams, color-coded for quick recognition, this guide will be a trusted reference tool in your home, office, or school for years to come. For ages 13 and Up.