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    Starting Classical Composition: Fable today! Due to a co-op I condense the five day curriculum into four days. Since Classical Composition seems to follow the same procedure each lesson, which steps of the lesson will be easiest to combine to accommodate a four-day week? TIA!
    2 boys, 5th and 3rd grade cores
    6 and 3 year old girls in Montessori school

    #2
    Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

    Some mom's do CC one day a week by combining the week's worth of assignments. That much writing in one day would never work for us. However, in my CM, the Monday assignment is to polish up the assignment from the previous Friday. Which means those two days can (and in my house, are) be combined into one day, leaving the other day free.
    Jennifer

    2018-2019
    R- DS, 10, 4NU

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      #3
      Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

      Each lesson is given two weeks in the lesson plans, so you can easily combine days. We did a week’s worth in one day at our MP co-op. It took about 45-60 minutes with a class of three students. For the second week, when they have a Final Draft to do, we would complete the lesson in class and then they would work on the Final during the week.

      ETA: Depending on time limitations, be open to modifying Paraphrase I. Instead of doing a full paraphrase, we would simply find the best places in the fable/outline to put the assigned figures of description.
      Last edited by jen1134; 11-15-2018, 09:23 AM.
      Jennifer
      Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

      2022
      DS18: Graduated and living his dream in the automotive trades
      DS17: MP, MPOA, headed to his favorite liberal arts college this fall
      DS15: MP, MPOA
      DS13: Mix of SC 5/6 & SC 7/8
      DD11: Mix of 5M and SC7/8
      DD10: SC3
      DD7: MPK

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        #4
        Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

        Originally posted by musdir26 View Post
        Starting Classical Composition: Fable today! Due to a co-op I condense the five day curriculum into four days. Since Classical Composition seems to follow the same procedure each lesson, which steps of the lesson will be easiest to combine to accommodate a four-day week? TIA!
        Good Morning,

        Wonderful question! Classical Composition is not difficult to contract down to 3 or 4 days. The 5 day model (10 days for each lesson) really is considerably moderate. As there are 8 parts (as laid out in the guides, not the lesson plans) to each Fable lesson, you can simply complete one of the "parts" for each day. The portions of the lesson plans this will combine are the "Narration" and "Correct and Improve the Narration" portions, as well as the "Final Draft" and the "Complete the Final Draft" portions. This will take you through a lesson in 2 weeks.

        If you would like to accelerate the pace, and find that your student has a firm grasp on the central concepts and what the lesson requires of them, you can try moving to one lesson per week as outlined below.

        Day 1
        Parts 1 and 2 (Fable and Variations: Part I)

        Day 2
        Parts 3 – 5 (Outline, Narration, Paraphrase I)

        Day 3
        Parts 6 and 7 (Paraphrase II and Variations: Part II)

        Day 4
        Part 8 (Final Draft)

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          #5
          Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

          Here's how the plan is written out in my curriculum guide:

          Week 1

          Monday: Complete final draft (from previous lesson)
          Tuesday: The Fable (new lesson)
          Wednesday: Variations part 1
          Thursday: Outline
          Friday: Narration

          Week 2

          Monday: Correct and Improve Narration
          Tuesday: Paraphrase 1
          Wednesday: Paraphrase 2
          Thursday: Variations part 2
          Friday: Final Draft

          So. In my limited experience with Fable (we're on Lesson 3), there are 3 compression options you can work with:

          1) tacking Week 2 Monday onto Week 1 Friday
          2) tacking Week 1 Monday onto Week 2 Friday
          3) doing Week 1 Tuesday and Wednesday together

          Pick two of those options, and you'll have 2 weeks of 4 days. Hope that helps!
          ~ Carrie
          Catholic mom to four - ages 11, 9, 7, and 5
          8th year homeschooling, 3rd year MP!
          2020-2021: 6M with FFL, 4M with FFL, and some of 1st grade

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            #6
            Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

            Originally posted by rweston View Post
            Good Morning,

            Wonderful question! Classical Composition is not difficult to contract down to 3 or 4 days. The 5 day model (10 days for each lesson) really is considerably moderate. As there are 8 parts (as laid out in the guides, not the lesson plans) to each Fable lesson, you can simply complete one of the "parts" for each day. The portions of the lesson plans this will combine are the "Narration" and "Correct and Improve the Narration" portions, as well as the "Final Draft" and the "Complete the Final Draft" portions. This will take you through a lesson in 2 weeks.

            If you would like to accelerate the pace, and find that your student has a firm grasp on the central concepts and what the lesson requires of them, you can try moving to one lesson per week as outlined below.

            Day 1
            Parts 1 and 2 (Fable and Variations: Part I)

            Day 2
            Parts 3 – 5 (Outline, Narration, Paraphrase I)

            Day 3
            Parts 6 and 7 (Paraphrase II and Variations: Part II)

            Day 4
            Part 8 (Final Draft)
            Musicdir26,

            You could always move to Louisville, then send your students to the Cottage School for composition for Mr Weston. It's a winning combination in our family.
            Plans for 2022-23

            Year 12 of homeschooling with MP

            DD1 - 27 - college grad, bakery owner
            DD2 - 16 - 11th grade - HLS Cottage School - online classes, looking at dual credit - equestrian and theatre
            DS3 - 14 -7A Cottage School - soccer/tennis -dyslexia and dysgraphia
            DS4 -14 - 7A Cottage School -soccer/tennis -auditory processing disorder
            DD5 - 10- 5A, Cottage School - inattentive ADHD - equestrian and tumbling
            DS6 - 9 - MP 1 - home with momma

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              #7
              Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

              Originally posted by jen1134 View Post

              ETA: Depending on time limitations, be open to modifying Paraphrase I. Instead of doing a full paraphrase, we would simply find the best places in the fable/outline to put the assigned figures of description.
              This is brilliant. It never would have dawned on me to do that!

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              I really don't understand how people squeeze composition into a one or two day a week chunk. We combine some of the narrations (outline and then do the narration, for example), but my girls don't do any of this independently.

              I feel like I'm missing something here.

              As for the OP, we do combine the outline and narration into one day, and that helps a bit.
              Mama to 5 Sweet Ones

              2021-2022:
              11th grade DS: Mix of MP materials, MPOA, and BJU
              9th grade DD: Mostly 9M, MPOA, and French
              7th grade DD: 7M
              5th Grade DD: 5M
              4.5 yo DS: Outside as much as possible beating on things with sticks; MP Jr. K and Mom made fun things

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                #8
                Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

                Originally posted by MamaHill View Post
                This is brilliant. It never would have dawned on me to do that!

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                I really don't understand how people squeeze composition into a one or two day a week chunk. We combine some of the narrations (outline and then do the narration, for example), but my girls don't do any of this independently.

                I feel like I'm missing something here.

                As for the OP, we do combine the outline and narration into one day, and that helps a bit.
                We don't compress it much either... sometimes into a 4 day week like this week. But that's it!
                ~ Carrie
                Catholic mom to four - ages 11, 9, 7, and 5
                8th year homeschooling, 3rd year MP!
                2020-2021: 6M with FFL, 4M with FFL, and some of 1st grade

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                  #9
                  Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

                  Originally posted by DiannaKennedy View Post
                  Musicdir26,

                  You could always move to Louisville, then send your students to the Cottage School for composition for Mr Weston. It's a winning combination in our family.
                  I am DYING to move to Louisville and join the HLS family. I was actually born there and all my extended family lives there!
                  2 boys, 5th and 3rd grade cores
                  6 and 3 year old girls in Montessori school

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                    #10
                    Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

                    As always this forum has been so helpful. Thank you all!
                    2 boys, 5th and 3rd grade cores
                    6 and 3 year old girls in Montessori school

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                      #11
                      Re: Classical composition in 4-day weeks

                      Originally posted by MamaHill View Post

                      I really don't understand how people squeeze composition into a one or two day a week chunk. We combine some of the narrations (outline and then do the narration, for example), but my girls don't do any of this independently.

                      I feel like I'm missing something here.
                      We were doing it in a weekly co-op class and that definitely changes the dynamic a bit. The kids weren’t independent either: we brainstormed EVERYTHING as a class throughout Fable AND Narrative. I would write everything on the board and the kids would copy it down. Now that we’ve begun Chreia, the kids are really confident and they actually told me “This is going to be FUN!” I don’t know if any child has ever said that about Chreia, never mind two pen-averse BOYS!
                      Jennifer
                      Blog: [url]www.seekingdelectare.com[/url]

                      2022
                      DS18: Graduated and living his dream in the automotive trades
                      DS17: MP, MPOA, headed to his favorite liberal arts college this fall
                      DS15: MP, MPOA
                      DS13: Mix of SC 5/6 & SC 7/8
                      DD11: Mix of 5M and SC7/8
                      DD10: SC3
                      DD7: MPK

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