CLASSICAL LANGUAGE ARTS
Language Lessons for Children
Gentle yet meaningful lessons for early elementary students in preparation for more rigorous grammar and composition instruction in later years. The approach is similar to that advocated by nineteenth-century educator Charlotte Mason. Weekly copybook and narration selections are drawn from classic children’s literature, poetry, and Scripture. These time-proven methods of imitation fill the minds of young scholars with a ready supply of beautiful words and elegant patterns of expression, and equips their imaginations with a delightful treasury of stories. Nature and art study lessons included each week also provide "scope for the imagination" and hone the students’ powers of observation, description, and attention to detail.
Language Arts for Grammar Students
FABLE & SONG
Grammar and composition lessons structured around the fable stage of the progymnasmata. Introduces basic sentence diagramming and beginning studies in poetry, literary terms, figures of speech, and figures of description. 4th-6th grade.
Language Arts for Intermediate Students
BARDS & POETS
Grammar and composition structured around the narrative stage of the progymnasmata using selections from the best of classical and children's literature. Includes strong sentence diagramming component, along with studies in poetry, literary analysis, figures of speech, and figures of description. 6th grade and up
Language Arts for Upper School
POETICS & PROGYM
Grammar, composition and beginning rhetoric structured around the progressing exercises of the classical progymnasmata. The works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare provide most of the literary content for student exercises and essays. Additional literary selections include classic poetry and prose. Includes strong sentence diagramming component and studies in poetry, literary analysis, figures of speech, and figures of description. Three levels for 8th grade and up.