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Writing With Skill: Student Workbook Level One

by Susan Wise Bauer Author

(From Amazon): 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 Black-and-white illustrations throughout

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Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
9781933339535
Print Status
In Print
Lessons
144
Pages
550
Publisher
Peace Hill Press
Edition
Stu Wkb
Copyright
2012

Lessons

  • 1 Week 1, Day 1: Original Narration Exercise: Polly Horvath, The Pepins and Their Problems
  • 2 Week 1, Day 2: Original Narration Exercise: Joan Aiken, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
  • 3 Week 1, Day 3: Original Narration Exercise: Susan Wise Bauer, The Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times
  • 4 Week 1, Day 4: Challenge Exercise: The Brothers Grimm, "The Golden Goose"
  • 5 Week 2, Day 1: Introduction to Outlines
  • 6 Week 2, Day 2: Outlining Exercise: Pamela Dell, Hatshepsut
  • 7 Week 2, Day 3: Outlining Exercise: Michael Dempsey, The Round World
  • 8 Week 2, Day 4: Outlining Exercise: Edward S. Holden, Real Things in Nature
  • 9 Week 3, Day 1: Original Narration Exercise: Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
  • 10 Week 3, Day 2: Thesaurus Use
  • 11 Week 3, Day 3: Outlining Exercise: S. Silcox, Modern Nature Study
  • 12 Week 3, Day 4: Thesaurus Use
  • 13 Week 4, Day 1: Narration, Edith Nesbit, The Book of Dragons
  • 14 Week 4, Day 2: Outlining- Hendrick Van Loon, The Story of Mankind
  • 15 Week 4, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos: Chronological Narrative of a Past Event
  • 16 Week 4, Day 4: Practicing the Topos: Alexander the Great
  • 17 Week 5, Day 1: Finishing the Chronological Narrative of a Past Event
  • 18 Week 5, Day 2: Outlining: Kendall Haven, 100 Great Science Discoveries of All Time
  • 19 Week 5, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos: Chronological Narrative of a Scientific Discovery
  • 20 Week 5, Day 4: Practicing the Topos: Edward Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccination
  • 21 Week 6, Day 1: Narration- T.H. White, The Once and Future King
  • 22 Week 6, Day 2: Outlining-Billye Walker Brown and Walter R. Brown, Historical Catastrophies: Hurricanes and Tornadoes
  • 23 Week 6, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos-Chronological Narrative of a Past Event
  • 24 Week 6, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- The Sinking of the Titanic
  • 25 Week 7, Day 1: Narration- L. Frank Baum, Tik-Tok of Oz
  • 26 Week 7, Day 2: Outlining- Alma Smith Payne, Discoverer of the Unseen World
  • 27 Week 7, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos: Chronological Narrative of a Scientific Discovery
  • 28 Week 7, Day 4: Practicing the Topos: Johannes Keppler and Planetary Orbits
  • 29 Week 8, Day 1: Narration-George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin
  • 30 Week 8, Day 2: Outlining-Thomas B. Costain, The Mississippi Bubble
  • 31 Week 8, Day 3: Analyzing and Practicing the Topos, Part 1: Description of a Place
  • 32 Week 8, Day 4: Analyzing and Practicing the Topos, Part 2: Neuschwanstein Castle
  • 33 Week 9, Day 1: Narration-P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins in the Park
  • 34 Week 9, Day 2: Outlining- Gary Blackwood, Life in a Medieval Castle
  • 35 Week 9, Day 3: Analyzing and Practicing the Topos-Part 1: Description of a Place
  • 36 Week 9, Day 4 Analyzing and Practicing the Topos-Part 2: A Place in Your Home or Yard
  • 37 Week 10, Day 1: Narration- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
  • 38 Week 10, Day 2: Outlining- The Travels of Marco Polo
  • 39 Week 10, Day 3: Analyzing and Practicing the Topos-Part 1: Description of a Place
  • 40 Week 10, Day 4: Analyzing and Practicing the Topos-Part 2
  • 41 Week 11, Day 1: Narration- Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer
  • 42 Week 11, Day 2: Outlining- R.A. Van Middeldyk, The History of Puerto Rico
  • 43 Week 11, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos- Roy Adkins, Nelson's Trafalgar
  • 44 Week 11, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- Ivan the Terrible and St. Basil's Cathedral
  • 45 Week 12, Day 1: Narration- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • 46 Week 12, Day 2: Outlining-Ian Ridpath, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Space
  • 47 Week 12, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos-Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • 48 Week 12, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- Volcanoes
  • 49 Week 13, Day 1: Narration-Norwegian folktale, "Why the Sea Is Salt"
  • 50 Week 13, Day 2: Outlining- A. W. Greely, The Greely Arctic Expedition
  • 51 Week 13, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos- Scientific Description
  • 52 Week 13, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- Volcanoes
  • 53 Week 14, Day 1: Narration- Rudolf Erich Raspe, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • 54 Week 14, Day 2: Outlining- Anna Botsford Comstock, Handbook of Nature Study
  • 55 Week 14, Day 3:Analyzing the Topos-Scientific Discription
  • 56 Week 14, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- The Planet Mars
  • 57 Week 15, Day 1: Narration- Jim Kjelgaard, Big Red
  • 58 Week 15, Day 2: Outlining- Margery and Howard Facklam, Changes in the Wind
  • 59 Week 15, Day 3: Analyzing the Topos-Chronological Narrative that Includes Scientific Description
  • 60 Week 15, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- Deep-Ocean Hydrothermal Vents
  • 61 Week 16, Day 1: Outlining- Gladys Edson Locke, Queen Elizabeth
  • 62 Week 16, Day 2: Analyzing the Topos- Description of a Person
  • 63 Week 16, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- Ludwig van Beethoven
  • 64 Week 16, Day 4: Copia Exercise- using the thesaurus to improve writing
  • 65 Week 17, Day 1: Outlining- Issac Newton Arnold, The History of Abraham Lincoln
  • 66 Week 17, Day 2: Analyzing the Topos- Conveying Positive or Negative Impressions
  • 67 Week 17, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- Isaac Newton
  • 68 Week 17, Day 4: Copia Exercise- Transforming Nouns and Adjectives
  • 69 Week 18, Day 1: Outlining- Matthew Pilkington, A General Dictionary of Painters
  • 70 Week 18, Day 2: Analyzing the Topos- Using a Metaphor to Organize a Description
  • 71 Week 18, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- Henry VIII
  • 72 Week 18, Day 4: Copia Exercise- Transforming Active and Passive Verbs
  • 73 Week 19, Day 1: Outlining- Standard Classics, WIth Biographical Sketches and Helpful Notes (Edgar Allan Poe)
  • 74 Week 19, Day 2: Analyzing the Topos- Biographical Sketch
  • 75 Week 19, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- Writing a Biographical Sketch
  • 76 Week 19, Day 4: Copia Exercise- Transforming Active and Passive Verbs
  • 77 Week 20, Day 1: Outlining- Thomas Heath, Archimedes
  • 78 Week 20, Day 2: Analyzing the Topos- Biographical Sketch Focusing on Achievement
  • 79 Week 20, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- William Shakespeare
  • 80 Week 20, Day 4: Copia Exercise- Indirect Objects and Prepositional Phrases
  • 81 Week 21, Day 1: Outlining- The Life Cycle of Salmon
  • 82 Week 21, Day 2: Analyzing the Topos- Sequence: Natural Process
  • 83 Week 21, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- The Death of a Star
  • 84 Week 21, Day 4: Copia Exercise- Infinitives to Participles
  • 85 Week 22, Day 1: Outlining and Topos Review- William James Burroughs, The Climate Revealed
  • 86 Week 22, Day 2: Practicing the Topos, Part 1-The Octopus
  • 87 Week 22, Day 3: Practicing the Topos, Part 2- The Octopus
  • 88 Week 22, Day 4: Copia Exercise-Review Transforming Sentences
  • 89 Week 23, Day 1: Read Rudyard Kipling "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
  • 90 Week 23, Day 2: Think
  • 91 Week 23, Day 3: Write
  • 92 Week 23, Day 4: Literary Language
  • 93 Week 24, Day 1: Read: Guy de Maupassant, "The Necklace"
  • 94 Week 24, Day 2: Think
  • 95 Week 24, Day 3: Write
  • 96 Week 24, Day 4: Literary Language
  • 97 Week 25, Day 1: Read: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
  • 98 Week 25, Day 2: Think
  • 99 Week 25, Day 3: Write
  • 100 Week 25, Day 4: Using Direct Quotes
  • 101 Week 26, Day 1: Read: Arthur Machen,, "The Bowmen"
  • 102 Week 26, Day 2: Think
  • 103 Week 26, Day 3: Write
  • 104 Week 26, Day 4: Reviewing Terms and Forms
  • 105 Week 27, Day 1: Introduction to Two-Level Outlining: Patricia Buckley Ebrey, et al.
  • 106 Week 27, Day 2: Outlining- Albert E. McKinley et al, The World War
  • 107 Week 27, Day 3: Outling- Earth's Changing Environment
  • 108 Week 27, Day 4: Outling- L. R. F. Griffin, "Study of Giant Trees"
  • 109 Week 28, Day 1: Outlining- Jacob Abbott, History of King Charles the First of England
  • 110 Week 28, Day 2: Documentation
  • 111 Week 28, Day 3: Avoiding Plagiarism
  • 112 Week 28, Day 4: Taking Notes: Julius Caesar
  • 113 Week 29, Day 1: Practicing the Topos- Part 1: Taking Notes
  • 114 Week 29, Day 2: Practicing the Topos- Part 2: The Chronological Narrative
  • 115 Week 29, Day 3: Practicing the Topos- Part 3: The Personal Description
  • 116 Week 29, Day 4: Practicing the Topos- Part 4: The Place Description
  • 117 Week 30, Day 1: Outlining- Anthony L. Komaroff, Harvard Medical School
  • 118 Week 30, Day 2: Practicing the Topos, Part 1: Taking Notes: Digestion
  • 119 Week 30, Day 3: Practicing the Topos, Part 2: Write
  • 120 Week 30, Day 4: Copia Exercise: Main Verbs and Infinitives
  • 121 Week 31, Day 1: Outlining- Catharine M. C. Haines, International Women in Science
  • 122 Week 31, Day 2: Practicing the Topos, Part 1: Taking Notes: Marie Antoinette
  • 123 Week 31, Day 3: Practicing the Topos, Part 2: Organizing the Biographical Sketch
  • 124 Week 31, Day 4: Practicing the Topos, Part 3: Writing the Biographical Sketch
  • 125 Week 32, Day 1: Read: Edgar Allan Poe, "The Bells"
  • 126 Week 32, Day 2: Analyze
  • 127 Week 32, Day 3: Think
  • 128 Week 32, Day 4: Write
  • 129 Week 33, Day 1: Read: Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ozymandias"
  • 130 Week 33, Day 2: Analyze
  • 131 Week 33, Day 3: Think
  • 132 Week 33, Day 4: Write
  • 133 Week 34, Day 1: Read: Alfred Lord Tennyson, "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
  • 134 Week 34, Day 2: Analyze (Ballad Form)
  • 135 Week 34, Day 3: Think
  • 136 Week 34, Day 4: Write
  • 137 Week 35, Step 1: Decide which topoi to include
  • 138 Week 35, Step 2: Collect Resources
  • 139 Week 35, Step 3: Do initial reading
  • 140 Week 35, Step 4: Choose final resources
  • 141 Week 36, Step 1: Make a preliminary plan
  • 142 Week 36, Step 2: Take notes
  • 143 Week 36, Step 3: Write the topoi
  • 144 Week 36, Step 4: Assemble the composition

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