The founder of Dreaming Spires Home Learning, Kat Patrick, is pleased to give away a paperback copy of her own book:
Copywork with Shakespeare (Annotated): Annotated Selections from Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors and Richard III
- Just like artists will hone their craft through copying the masters, writers of all ages can improve their grasp of spelling, punctuation, grammar, variety of sentences, and broad vocabulary through copying the great writers. Just a few minutes a day of copying literary passages into a notebook can make your writing drastically better!
- This book contains bite-sized selections from Shakespeare's plays chosen for students to use for copywork and to get a taste of his Early Modern language.
- Each selection is accompanied by notes from the editor that will explain the context of the quote and help a student get to grips with the storyline.
- What's more, the editor discusses memorable productions and films to remind students that Shakespeare is meant to be performed, and that directors can make choices that bring the characters and themes to life beyond the page.
I think this would be a great way to supplement any literature study or Shakespeare study. Or use it as part of a grammar study—Shakespeare's complicated sentences can be broken down to improve understanding of structure and parts of speech. This is something much of the family can do together, with kids as young as 8 or 9 discovering what is appropriate for their own level of comprehension. Ideal for high school.
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Dreaming Spires Home Learning offers innovative, live online courses for homeschooled teens worldwide. Taught by experts using Charlotte Mason educational methods, with a one-hour webinar each week and four days of work for high school students to complete as part of their homeschooling routine. See Dreaming Spires's schedule for 2020-2021 here: Course Timetable.
Use code ANNIE-EARLY20 by May 15, 2020 to get 2019 pricing, priority seating, and installment payments!
Drawing will be held May 16, 2020. Winner will be notified by email.