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Words Aptly Spoken® British Literature, 2nd ed

  • Words Aptly Spoken® British Literature, 2nd ed
  • Words Aptly Spoken® British Literature, 2nd ed
  • Words Aptly Spoken® British Literature, 2nd ed
  • Words Aptly Spoken® British Literature, 2nd ed
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Explore the worlds of great British literature

Audience Grades 9–12; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge II.

While this guide is designed to accompany the Challenge II curriculum, its focus on the trivium allows for use with the entire family. The discussion questions begin with grammar-level comprehension and then progress into the dialectic (expression of ideas). Read sections of the great works aloud to all of your children and include them in discussion!
Accessibility

This text naturally teaches on its own, so you get to be a student again! Teachers should read the literature themselves so that they are ready to lead/monitor the discussion with the help of the guide and assess the final written product. The guide has already done the hard part—coming up with the right questions and ideas to focus on—so you can enjoy reading and discussing along with your students. Learn more from our video below:

Preparation Students and teachers alike must read the pertinent chapters of each classic work before beginning the guided discussions.
Ease of use Large margins for note-taking aid in individual reflection and study, while large font and scattered illustrations aid reading ease and comprehension.
Page Count 162
Format Paperback
Publication Date Second edition, 2011

General Description

This book guides the thoughtful student through British literature by providing discussion questions that incite curiosity and discernment. Students can learn from this guide alone, with a teacher, or in a group. Each chapter leads students through the natural progression of the trivium, beginning with grammar questions, progressing into dialectic analysis, and then assigning a rhetoric project in the form of a written paper. While the Words Aptly Spoken® series builds from one year to the next, the ease of use allows new students to feel comfortable jumping in at their appropriate level. Continuing the study of literary types and structure from previous books, Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature expounds on the devices and conventions commonly found in great literature: form, language, mood, purpose, influence, and more. Students will consider British poetry, drama, and prose from the Anglo-Saxons up to the 20th Century. All 20 selections appear in the same chronological order that they are studied in Challenge II. Full versions of all excerpted works are available in the Classical Conversations bookstore.

This book guides the thoughtful student through British literature by providing discussion questions that incite curiosity and discernment. Students can learn from this guide alone, with a teacher, or in a group. Each chapter leads students through the natural progression of the trivium, beginning with grammar questions, progressing into dialectic analysis, and then assigning a rhetoric project in the form of a written paper. While the Words Aptly Spoken® series builds from one year to the next, the ease of use allows new students to feel comfortable jumping in at their appropriate level. Continuing the study of literary types and structure from previous books, Words Aptly Spoken: British Literature expounds on the devices and conventions commonly found in great literature: form, language, mood, purpose, influence, and more. Students will consider British poetry, drama, and prose from the Anglo-Saxons up to the 20th Century. All 20 selections appear in the same chronological order that they are studied in Challenge II. Full versions of all excerpted works are available in the Classical Conversations bookstore.

 

Works studied

Beowulf
The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Paradise Lost, Milton
The Pilgrim’s Progress, Bunyan
Gulliver’s Travels, Swift
Pride and Prejudice, Austen
A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens
Jane Eyre, Brontë
Animal Farm, Orwell
A Christmas Carol, Dickens
A Passage to India, Forster
Something Beautiful for God, Muggeridge
Alice in Wonderland, Carroll
Robinson Crusoe, Defoe
Father Brown, Chesterton
A Morbid Taste for Bones, Peters
Out of the Silent Planet, Lewis
The Hobbit, Tolkien
The Screwtape Letters, Lewis

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