TLC 001a – Teaching Literature in the Classroom with Donna Seidman – Part 1 of 2

TLC 001a – Teaching Literature in the Classroom with Donna Seidman – Part 1 of 2

Classic Literature, Classical Education, History through Literature, Podcast, Read Aloud, Reader-Response Journaling
If you find yourself teaching classic literature, you may need some fresh ideas on how to improve comprehension and help your students fall head over heels in love with books. Whether you teach in a traditional classroom, school at home, or snuggle with toddlers on the sofa, this message is for you! Teaching literature is a powerful learning tool that's easier than you might think. In Episode 001 on teaching literature you'll learn... how two classical educators use classic literature in their homes and in their classrooms the power of literature how historical context can be formed from classic literature Helpful resources for teaching literature:  Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) - Andrew Pudewa Classical Conversations (CC) Robinson Crusoe The Witch of Blackbird Pond Read-Aloud Revival with Sarah Mackenzie Timeline of…
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TLC 002 : Teaching Literature in the Classroom with Donna Seidman – Part 2 of 2

TLC 002 : Teaching Literature in the Classroom with Donna Seidman – Part 2 of 2

Classical Education, History through Literature, Literary Analysis, Podcast, Read Aloud, Reader-Response Journaling, Top Posts
Whether you teach in a traditional classroom, school at home, or snuggle with toddlers on the sofa, this message is for you! Listen as Donna and I finish our conversation... In Episode 002, you'll learn: how Timeline of Classics can benefit classical educators how to study a period of history with multiple students of differing ages the nuts and bolts of reader-response journaling how reader-response journaling improves comprehension and thinking skills how reader-response journaling sharpens vocabulary study and summarizing skills literary analysis through Socratic discussion how reader-response journaling cultivates wisdom, discernment, and thinking Helpful resources from this episode: Jim Weiss - Greathall Productions Jim Hodges - Jim Hodges Audio Books The Great American Bathroom Book (aka - Compact Classics) Teaching the Classics - Adam & Missy Andrews Episode 36: Some…
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It Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming: Let’s Go to the Library!

It Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming: Let’s Go to the Library!

Classical Education, History through Literature, Literary Analysis, Read Aloud, Reader-Response Journaling
If you're like me, the library was, and still is, one of the favorite all-time stops for my kids and me. The very mention of going to get books brought nothing but glee and smiles to the faces of my kids. (One of my daughters is now a nanny for a young family. Guess where she takes the kids at least once a week?) I knew that I needed some sort of plan before we hit the road. Choosing books at the library is like walking down the cereal aisle at the grocery store...too many choices! What's a mom to do? My heart has always been drawn toward history. Perhaps it's because I was born into a home with four grandparents and a great-grandmother who lived to be 100 years…
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Introducing Timeline of Classics – An interview with IEW’s Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker

Introducing Timeline of Classics – An interview with IEW’s Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker

Classical Education, History through Literature, Literary Analysis, Podcast, Reader-Response Journaling, Top Posts
I am pleased to announce the arrival of TLC2! Wouldn't you know it? Timeline of Classics (the second edition) hit the presses the very same week I visited IEW's home base for a week of training! Not only was I overwhelmed by the beauty of eastern Oklahoma, but I could hardly contain my excitement. This was the first time I had seen the facility where my chronological book list is being published! Visiting IEW I serve the Institute for Excellence in Writing as a Certified online instructor, exhibitor, and author. It was a joy to finally meet so many of the wonderful people I work with at IEW. During my stay, I was interviewed by Andrew Pudewa (the founder, principal speaker, and director of IEW) and Julie Walker (Andrew's right…
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Second Edition – Coming Soon in 2016!

Second Edition – Coming Soon in 2016!

Classical Education, History through Literature, Literary Analysis, Reader-Response Journaling
I am pleased to announce that Timeline of Classics is expanding in 2016.  The editing team at the Institute for Excellence in Writing will soon release the second edition! With the help of my literary analysis students, I bring you more "teacher features" to make Timeline of Classics even more useful for busy teachers and their students. You Can Do It! You can learn to confidently coach students of any age through any piece of classic literature. Let me teach you how to make the good and great books come alive. It's easier than you may think! Here are some simple but effective tools that have been added to the second edition: Reader-Response Journaling: a powerful method for developing thinkers Socratic Discussion: the no-tears formula Vocabulary Study: the secret weapon Prepare…
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