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CAP Electives

Seamlessly add your Art of Poetry and Everyday Discussion and Debate curriculum from Classical Academic Press to your homeschool schedule with these lesson plans for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription. Art of Poetry will teach students how to read a poem slowly and carefully; about the different forms poems can take; about famous poets; and how to construct their own poems. Everyday Debate and Discussion: A Guide to Socratic Conversation, Information Discussion, and Formal Debate introduces students to the basics of debate, logic, style, arrangement, and the practical details of debate.

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  • Everyday Debate and Discussion includes 1 semester lesson plan!
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Lesson Plans

Art of Poetry Bundle  For Grades 7 - 12

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510410: The Art of Poetry

The Art of Poetry
By Christine Perrin / Classical Academic Press

Poetry has inspired people for thousands of years, but many people today either avoid it, or feel confused by it. Spark a love of language and encourage students to use poetry to express themselves with this unique curriculum. Students will learn how to read a poem slowly and carefully; about the different forms poems can take; about famous poets; and how to construct their own poems. A wide spectrum of activities follows each poem, and range from comprehension activities to creative writing. The Art of Poetry may be used as an intensive 1-month study; teachers may also use two sections per month (or 2 weeks for each section), or even spread a few chapters over several years. Elements of poems are explained in beginning lessons, with real poems used to illustrate the concepts; following are additional poems with questions beneath. Chapters end with a page of activities and a list of vocabulary (many terms are bolded in context within the lesson).

Concepts covered include: elements of poetry such as images, metaphor, symbols, word, rhythm, shape, and tone; the history of poetry, including the history of form, movements, genres, verse forms, open verse, and case studies on Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman; and application ideas for growing student interest in poetry. The appendix includes short biographies of the poets included in this book.

268 pages, indexed, softcover. Middle-High School. Pages are not reproducible. Audio of the read poems is available on the publisher's website; purchasers may also contact the publisher for a free MP3 download.

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Everyday Debate and Discussion  For Grades 8 - 12

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773812: Everyday Debate & Discussion Student Edition

Everyday Debate & Discussion Student Edition
By Shelly Johnson, Ph.D. / Classical Academic Press

Everyday Debate: A Guide to Socratic Conversation, Information Discussion, and Formal Debate from Classical Academic Press introduces students to the basics of debate, logic, style, arrangement, and the practical details of debate. Whether your students welcome debate as an adventure or shrink from debate or disagreement, this workbook will give students confidence in discussing their opinions and open their eyes to the benefit of debate, disagreement, and discussion in both everyday life and in formal debate settings.

This course is perfect for teachers leading a debate team or class, teachers who want to create a truly dialectical environment, and teachers who wish to add more robust discussion and debate into class-time. This book not only shows students how to conduct informal and formal debates, but also how to develop good arguments by using solid logic, their own thinking skills, and tools from the world around them.

Six units (26 chapters) cover topics in depth, with new words bolded and defined, footnotes for reference, and sidebar notes as needed. Students read the instructional text before completing review exercises, "everyday debate" exercises, and "learning from the masters" assignments.

295 pages, softcover. Consumable and non-reproducible. High school.

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