Language Arts for Upper School
POETICS & PROGYM
Sentence Sense is in the process of being updated to incorporate Harvey's Grammar directly into the text. This also requires updates to Bards & Poets and Poetics & Progym I and II, which will both be updated to Proof Edition with these changes. Updates should be completed by the first of July, so if you are purchasing for academic year 2017-18, you may with to wait for the new editions.
_Cottage Press Academy is offering Poetics & Progym I Live Online Tutorials beginning Autumn 2017
Composition, grammar, and rhetoric lessons structured around Homer's Odyssey and the narrative, proverb, and anecdote stages of the progymnasmata. Composition lessons focus on outlining, summary and précis, and beginning expository and persuasive writing. Grammar lessons are applied using selections from classic literature and poems, including challenging sentence diagramming lessons. Also includes studies in poetry, literary analysis, figures of speech, and figures of description. Scroll down to read more about Poetics & Progym. This is the first in a series of three books for 8th grade and up.
Poetics & Progym I Student Book - Field Test Edition
Required Accompanying Materials
POETICS & PROGYM I TEACHING HELPS includes an Answer Key for all grammar exercises (diagramming & parsing!) as well as other exercises which warrant it.
You will either need to access Harvey's Practical Grammar (free online) or purchase the Harvey's Revised Grammar text. Answers to exercises assigned in Bards & Poets are included in Teaching Helps. For optional additional review exercises, you may access a Key to Harvey's Practical Grammar online, or purchase the Harvey's Revised Grammar Answer Key from Mott Media. Note that this grammar resource will be used for all three levels of Poetics & Progym.
Recommended Accompanying Materials
More About Poetics & Progym
Language Arts for Upper School is a comprehensive literature-based classical grammar and composition course for students beginning in 8th grade and up. The works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare provide most of the literary content for student exercises and essays. The progressing exercises of the classical progymnasmata provide the structure of the composition lessons.
THREE SEQUENTIAL LEVELS Poetics & Progym I reviews and expands on the fable and narrative exercises taught in Bards & Poets, and introduces the anecdote, and proverb exercises; Homer’s Odyssey is the primary literature selection. Poetics & Progym II begins with the Progym twin exercises confirmation and refutation, then teaches the common-place exercise, and finishes with triplet exercises encomium, invective, and comparison; Virgil’s Aeneid, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and a few of Plutarch’s Lives are the primary literature selections. Poetics & Progym III completes the progym with the description, speech-in-character, thesis, and law exercises; Dante’s Inferno is the primary literature selection.
- Poetry & Prose—literary analysis: reading and comprehending the elements of a story or poem, including genre, characters, setting, plot, sequence, rhetorical situation, literary context, poetic form & meter (scansion)
- Language Logic—grammar and word usage: grammar lessons, vocabulary study, parsing the parts of speech, and sentence diagramming
- Eloquent Expression—style development: building copia (abundant and ready supply) of words and construction, paraphrasing, figures of speech, figures of description
- Classical Composition—imitation-based composition assignments guide students to develop proficiency in invention, arrangement, and style as they follow the writing sequence (plan, write, revise)
- Commonplace Book—a time-honored practice for writers of all ages: collecting and copying worthy literary selections
FIELD TEST EDITION is an edition that has been used and tested in the classroom for several years, but still needs final formatting and editing. Expect that there will be typos and errors. There may also be style or content changes in the final edition. The field test edition is discounted 35% using the Poetics & Progym Field Test Edition coupon code provided at the Bookstore. If you purchase a field test edition and wish to buy the final edition later, just send in the cover and the first page of the field test edition to receive a 35% discount on the final edition.