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    Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

    Hello all!

    I'm going to be purchasing the Simply Classical Writing -- and wanted to know if there's an easy book list of the read alouds? I'm trying to figure out which ones we have already, which ones I'd want to purchase, or which ones would need to be requested from the library. (it looks like this is on the SC Writing Page 119 -- based on the sample on the website). I know Two Little Gardeners is first, but didn't know the progression.

    Also, do these selections overlap with the K/1/2 enrichment? For example -- If I'm using Two Little Gardeners, and it shows up in the 2nd grade enrichment, it would only make sense to pull that enrichment guide out for us --- using the same book for a read aloud, enrichment, writing, etc.

    Thank you!
    Plans for 2019-20
    DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
    DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
    DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
    DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
    DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
    DS #6: 5, MP K at home

    [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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    Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

    Sure. I'm attaching it!

    Tanya
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      #3
      Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

      Originally posted by tanya View Post
      Sure. I'm attaching it!

      Tanya
      #rockstar

      You're awesome. Thank you!
      Plans for 2019-20
      DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
      DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
      DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
      DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
      DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
      DS #6: 5, MP K at home

      [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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        #4
        Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

        Addressing the "overlap" question:
        There are only a few overlaps with SC2 read-alouds and MPK/MP1. This is not extensive, since I am writing this from memory (so fact-check this yourself) but if I remember correctly... There are three overlaps with MPK and about five or six (?) with MP1. But a lot of the SC2 readalouds are stand-alone, which is nice. So if you have MPK & MP1 enrichment guides -- yes -- you could use them for the few overlaps. There's a lot of built in comprehension questions in SC2, though. You likely won't need the extra.

        WAIT. Sorry (LOL!) Misunderstood your overlap question. If you have students in MPK/MP1 pull out the overlaps. (Do you have kids in those grades this Fall?) Anyway.... I hope that helped (or gave you a chuckle).
        Last edited by Anita; 07-13-2016, 03:26 PM.
        Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
        Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
        Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
        Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

        “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
        ~Pope St John Paul II

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          Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

          Originally posted by Anita View Post
          Addressing the "overlap" question:
          There are only a few overlaps with SC2 read-alouds and MPK/MP1. This is not extensive, since I am writing this from memory (so fact-check this yourself) but if I remember correctly... There are three overlaps with MPK and about five or six (?) with MP1. But a lot of the SC2 readalouds are stand-alone, which is nice. So if you have MPK & MP1 enrichment guides -- yes -- you could use them for the few overlaps. There's a lot of built in comprehension questions in SC2, though. You likely won't need the extra.

          WAIT. Sorry (LOL!) Misunderstood your overlap question. If you have students in MPK/MP1 pull out the overlaps. (Do you have kids in those grades this Fall?) Anyway.... I hope that helped (or gave you a chuckle).
          It's funny --- I read it first before you edited it.

          I'm at the point with the boys that I can't 'open and go' which is frustrating, but I have to meet the boys ( as well as the rest of our family) where they are. No sense crying over spilled milk.

          We're not using FSR or SC Spelling -- since the boys are in Barton Reading and Spelling. They're not ready to read Little Bear independently, so I was PLANNING on doing SC Storytime Treasures orally -- doing the comprehension questions, activities, etc. For Math, they are midway through R&S 2. I adored the SC Writing as soon as I saw the samples, and the boys are ready for that in most respects. They've been able to craft sentences orally for a few years, so we will just work slowly with their issues with handwriting, etc.

          So, are you saying that within the SC Writing, there are also comprehension questions? If so, then I could eliminate SC STT easily.
          Plans for 2019-20
          DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
          DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
          DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
          DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
          DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
          DS #6: 5, MP K at home

          [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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            #6
            Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

            Hi, Dianna.

            If you have time to pull the overlapping books, the Enrichment will assist (enrich!) your book study, but do not feel as if you must coordinate them.

            You can make connections in discussion, if time does not permit intentional coordination. For example, if you cover a book in SC Writing after you studied it in Enrichment, you could review: "Who remembers the art selection we studied with this book?" Conversely, if you happen to cover the book in SC Writing before they encounter it in Enrichment, they will be better prepared for the studies.

            We do not have a one-to-one correspondence, so it might be easier to make connections like this.


            Either way, let us know how it goes!

            Cheryl

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              Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

              Originally posted by DiannaKennedy View Post
              It's funny --- I read it first before you edited it.

              I'm at the point with the boys that I can't 'open and go' which is frustrating, but I have to meet the boys ( as well as the rest of our family) where they are. No sense crying over spilled milk.

              We're not using FSR or SC Spelling -- since the boys are in Barton Reading and Spelling. They're not ready to read Little Bear independently, so I was PLANNING on doing SC Storytime Treasures orally -- doing the comprehension questions, activities, etc. For Math, they are midway through R&S 2. I adored the SC Writing as soon as I saw the samples, and the boys are ready for that in most respects. They've been able to craft sentences orally for a few years, so we will just work slowly with their issues with handwriting, etc.

              So, are you saying that within the SC Writing, there are also comprehension questions? If so, then I could eliminate SC STT easily.
              SC Writing sample here:
              https://www.memoriapress.com/wp-cont...Read-Aloud.pdf
              See what I mean?

              SC STT sample here:
              https://www.memoriapress.com/wp-cont...her-Sample.pdf

              Does that help?
              Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
              Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
              Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
              Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

              “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
              ~Pope St John Paul II

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                #8
                Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                Originally posted by Anita View Post
                SC Writing sample here:
                https://www.memoriapress.com/wp-cont...Read-Aloud.pdf
                See what I mean?

                SC STT sample here:
                https://www.memoriapress.com/wp-cont...her-Sample.pdf

                Does that help?
                Yes and no. Meaning, I know using them both won't be overkill.
                Plans for 2019-20
                DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
                DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
                DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
                DS #6: 5, MP K at home

                [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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                  #9
                  Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                  Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                  Hi, Dianna.

                  If you have time to pull the overlapping books, the Enrichment will assist (enrich!) your book study, but do not feel as if you must coordinate them.

                  You can make connections in discussion, if time does not permit intentional coordination. For example, if you cover a book in SC Writing after you studied it in Enrichment, you could review: "Who remembers the art selection we studied with this book?" Conversely, if you happen to cover the book in SC Writing before they encounter it in Enrichment, they will be better prepared for the studies.

                  We do not have a one-to-one correspondence, so it might be easier to make connections like this.


                  Either way, let us know how it goes!

                  Cheryl

                  Hugs to you, Cheryl.

                  Since we're working from different pieces of different cores, it's just a matter of sitting down and meshing it all together. I'm in a 'get it all done mode' -- as all of my children are out of town for the next few days. Plus, I know my nature --- hit things hard and heavy, then fizzle out. I'm trying to gather a gentle, thorough, manageable system that will still work come Christmas time.

                  Having the SC Writing list helps tremendously. The enrichment guides are near and dear to me, since that's an area that we do as a family -- everyone from the 5th grader down to the 2yr old. We base our Morning Time with the enrichment selections, with some prayers and Saints studies added in.
                  Plans for 2019-20
                  DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
                  DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
                  DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                  DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                  DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
                  DS #6: 5, MP K at home

                  [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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                    #10
                    Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                    Dianna,

                    For comprehension questions, just pick up the Wonder, Beauty, & Imagination lesson plans for Level 2. They will coordinate EXACTLY with the SC Writing Books. With this little set, you will receive the "Before Reading" questions and "After Reading" questions every Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, you can "Delve Deeply" into more in-depth study with additional guidance related to each book.

                    I think you will like SC STT. Maybe you could save SC STT for the 8-week extension (i.e., summer) at the end. By then, because of your Barton lessons, they might even be reading those SC STT books themselves!

                    Cheryl

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                      Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                      Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                      Dianna,

                      For comprehension questions, just pick up the Wonder, Beauty, & Imagination lesson plans for Level 2. They will coordinate EXACTLY with the SC Writing Books. With this little set, you will receive the "Before Reading" questions and "After Reading" questions every Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, you can "Delve Deeply" into more in-depth study with additional guidance related to each book.

                      I think you will like SC STT. Maybe you could save SC STT for the 8-week extension (i.e., summer) at the end. By then, because of your Barton lessons, they might even be reading those SC STT books themselves!

                      Cheryl
                      BINGO! Now we're talking! That's perfect. I like the idea of holding off on SC STT until they are ready to read it on their own.

                      One more question about SC Level 2 --- the NAC plans. Are they the same as the standard 1st grade plans for NAC, or slowed down a bit? I was waffling on cursive, feeling like my boys needed more manuscript practice, but then I went to the NAC training session at Sodalitas. I'm all in for cursive for them, as I think it will be very helpful.


                      And ..... sorry this has turned into a one woman show --- "Let's all help Dianna mesh together the 5 different MP curriculum guides."
                      Plans for 2019-20
                      DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
                      DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
                      DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                      DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                      DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
                      DS #6: 5, MP K at home

                      [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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                        #12
                        Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                        You'll want the SC NAC 1 lesson plans. We cover NAC 1 in one year, but we provide more multisensory (but non-writing) practice to implant the images of the letters without the burden of so much physical writing. The pace provides a little more review per letter in this way.

                        Btw, you might also be interested in this:
                        During our SC breakout, we decided we would like to have desk-size cards with NAC cursive atop MP manuscript, letter by letter. Our HLS classroom featured something like this high above our white board. Colomama requested an 8-1/2 x 11 version. We're going to see if MP can create this for us. It might not be ready in time for your boys, but just wanted you to know.


                        As for the one-woman show, not to worry! All of this curriculum is new, so your questions help clarify for everyone else.


                        I hope you have a great year.

                        Thanks-
                        Cheryl

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                          #13
                          Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                          Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                          You'll want the SC NAC 1 lesson plans. We cover NAC 1 in one year, but we provide more multisensory (but non-writing) practice to implant the images of the letters without the burden of so much physical writing. The pace provides a little more review per letter in this way.

                          Btw, you might also be interested in this:
                          During our SC breakout, we decided we would like to have desk-size cards with NAC cursive atop MP manuscript, letter by letter. Our HLS classroom featured something like this high above our white board. Colomama requested an 8-1/2 x 11 version. We're going to see if MP can create this for us. It might not be ready in time for your boys, but just wanted you to know.


                          As for the one-woman show, not to worry! All of this curriculum is new, so your questions help clarify for everyone else.


                          I hope you have a great year.

                          Thanks-
                          Cheryl
                          Excellent!!

                          A ha! I had already planned to buy the NAC/Manuscript Wall chart that I saw hanging up in the NAC training. Desk charts would be fun, but if it's going to take a while, we'll go ahead and get started while the desk charts are in the works.
                          Plans for 2019-20
                          DD #1 : 24, heading to Chase Law School NKU Fall 2019
                          DD #2 : 13 8A: HLS Cottage School Louisville, MPOA
                          DS #3 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                          DS #4 : 11 4A + Simply Classical 5/6; HLS Cottage School Louisville
                          DD #5: 7, MP 2 at home, HLS Cottage School Louisville
                          DS #6: 5, MP K at home

                          [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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                            #14
                            Re: Simply Classical Writing -- Book List in order?

                            Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                            Dianna,

                            For comprehension questions, just pick up the Wonder, Beauty, & Imagination lesson plans for Level 2. They will coordinate EXACTLY with the SC Writing Books. With this little set, you will receive the "Before Reading" questions and "After Reading" questions every Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, you can "Delve Deeply" into more in-depth study with additional guidance related to each book.

                            I think you will like SC STT. Maybe you could save SC STT for the 8-week extension (i.e., summer) at the end. By then, because of your Barton lessons, they might even be reading those SC STT books themselves!

                            Cheryl
                            Dianna: This is what I meant. I'm not as familiar with the structure of SC2 yet (since we aren't starting it until Fall) so I couldn't express what I meant very well! Hooray for Cheryl!

                            I remember last year when I was starting SC1 with Winston and I asked a bajillion questions about it. I just started a thread called "Technical Questions re SC1" (or something similar) and it was great for me and a lot of other users to discuss curriculum stuff. So thank you for the "one-woman show". It really does help. I'm sure I'll be starting an SC2 technical thread soon!

                            As an aside: we are on about Week 21 for Math and Phonics and trying to get it all completed by Labor Day so I can actually start "on time" this year. I'm wondering now if that isn't a little too ambitious... But I hate having to scramble and tack things together out of order. It would be nice to start at Labor Day and end at Memorial Day with an eight-week review and a natural amount of actual time off. My goal-setting has been derailed for a bit with pregnancy and caring for a newborn. I really want to get things in a seasonal SYSTEM. We have a daily and weekly schedule. And I took a break from school to have Clementine and then started back to school when she was about a week-and-a-half old. So it's not like we've been slacking. (I should give myself credit for that.) But I'd like to get a little more order to our yearly schedule. Baby steps!
                            Last edited by Anita; 07-14-2016, 06:25 AM.
                            Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
                            Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
                            Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
                            Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

                            “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
                            ~Pope St John Paul II

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