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Topic: Classical composition
Marita Vargas

Replies: 2
Views: 1015
PostForum: High School   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:08 pm   Subject: Classical composition
Yes, we hope to have the remaining levels, all of them, covered in 9th and 10th grade. We will do that as soon as Memoria releases its titles.
Topic: 4th gr.Classical Composition: Too advanced or are we behind?
Marita Vargas

Replies: 3
Views: 1452
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:26 pm   Subject: 4th gr.Classical Composition: Too advanced or are we behind?
The outlines are meant to help the student identify all the necessary components of the story. They are meant as an aid, not as an end in themselves. Jim Selby stated that he might have done the outli ...
Topic: 7th Grade History Inventor Research Paper
Marita Vargas

Replies: 1
Views: 1421
PostForum: Junior High School   Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:20 am   Subject: 7th Grade History Inventor Research Paper
We don't. Perhaps you'll find the following helpful:

Logic and Clarity: Clear Thesis, Appropriate Support: 20 points
Proper use of authority: Apt quotations, proper citation, paraphrases credited ...
Topic: Encyclopedias books or on-line?
Marita Vargas

Replies: 2
Views: 1178
PostForum: General Inquiries   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:39 am   Subject: Encyclopedias books or on-line?
Connecting with History has a lot of resources to recommend. Check out its website. You'll have to use a search engine, but you should have no trouble finding it.
Topic: Question about memory, recitation, and copywork
Marita Vargas

Replies: 3
Views: 2815
PostForum: General Inquiries   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:49 pm   Subject: Question about memory, recitation, and copywork
When the CNR poems are assigned to be memorized, they're assigned. I spoke with the course plan writer today to make sure that's how she handled it. It's not a weekly event, however. It's whenever a ...
Topic: Question about memory, recitation, and copywork
Marita Vargas

Replies: 3
Views: 2815
PostForum: General Inquiries   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:38 am   Subject: Question about memory, recitation, and copywork
On memorization: KolbeAcademy assigns systematic memory work beginning in 1st grade Religion and continues to do so all the way through 8th grade Religion. Of course, we have the students memorizing p ...
Topic: Slavery Research Paper
Marita Vargas

Replies: 1
Views: 1606
PostForum: Junior High School   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:50 pm   Subject: Slavery Research Paper
Make the slavery project easy.
1) Look through an index or table of contents to a book on slavery or text and pick two or three topics of interest to the student. i.e. Northern slavery, slaves under ...
Topic: We're stuck at week 7
Marita Vargas

Replies: 5
Views: 1932
PostForum: Parent Interaction   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:16 am   Subject: We're stuck at week 7
Take the following with a grain of salt:
1) Always preview the material with the student. Preview the questions, headings, vocabulary, paper topic, key points, background essays--all that apply. The ...
Topic: One more Classical Comp ?
Marita Vargas

Replies: 1
Views: 1601
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:41 am   Subject: One more Classical Comp ?
The new books are by Memoria. They are laid out in a more teacher friendly way. If you want to switch from the Selby version to the Memoria version you'd have to buy the TM and student workbook. Th ...
Topic: Classical Composition Lesson Plans
Marita Vargas

Replies: 5
Views: 3830
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:58 am   Subject: Classical Composition Lesson Plans
The 6th grade for which there is no Memoria Version is really all but done. It has 18 lessons and Kolbe added about 6 of its own. So we have been a little slower in getting it out. However, 7th gra ...
Topic: 7th grade religion paper 4th Q
Marita Vargas

Replies: 2
Views: 1439
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:00 pm   Subject: 7th grade religion paper 4th Q
No paper topic is assigned for the 4th quarter. Call Diane Muth at (707) 255-6499, Ext. 5 for ideas. Essentially, for a report you want the student to learn how to condense background information (c ...
Topic: History Grade 9 Plato
Marita Vargas

Replies: 2
Views: 1084
PostForum: High School   Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:10 pm   Subject: History Grade 9 Plato
Our copy of Plato's Republic has a discussion of poetry at the top. Quote: "You take me exactly," said I, "and I think I make clear to you now what I could not before, that poetry and ...
Topic: Advice on Reading
Marita Vargas

Replies: 3
Views: 1986
PostForum: General Counseling   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:00 am   Subject: Advice on Reading
Always preview what you read. Read section headings and/or topic sentences. Use an audio book version in the car before reading or read along to an audio version. I know a very capable student from ...
Topic: Advice/Comments on The Hunger Games
Marita Vargas

Replies: 8
Views: 4478
PostForum: General Counseling   Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:44 pm   Subject: Advice/Comments on The Hunger Games
Sorry, I can't be of much help. My students at my once-a-week job were all talking about the movie the other night. I may see the movie if I find that understanding it will help me understand them. ...
Topic: Good book to go with Men of Rome?
Marita Vargas

Replies: 3
Views: 2449
PostForum: Grade School   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:40 pm   Subject: Good book to go with Men of Rome?
The Children's Homer, The Bronze Bow. You may want to get a hold of the Oxford Children's book on the Iliad. I haven't seen it in years, but it may still be around. Try also these titles from Hills ...
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