While exploring re-told tales of Greek Mythology with Nathaniel Hawthorne, students will spend the year engaging with these stories, contemplating the actions of the Greek mortals and gods. These incredible tales and myths will provide the material for our journey through Lost Tools of Writing Level One.
Level One introduces students to the three canons of rhetoric: invention, arrangement, and elocution. These canons offer solutions to problems every writer faces. In Invention, students ask questions to generate ideas for their writing. Arrangement shows students how to organize those thoughts, and Elocution focuses on the appropriate expression of their ideas. We will also devote time to learning to read more deeply with Circe’s Guide to Reading (book purchase is optional but recommended). Students will learn to ask more questions of what they are reading while incorporating the Lost Tools into our thinking and writing.
Suggested Age: 12 years old and up
Prerequisites: Must be in 7th grade or equivalent age and have a solid understanding of Grammar basics and sentence creation.
- The Lost Tools of Writing Level One - Student Workbook
- Tanglewood Tales book by Nathaniel Hawthorne: ISBN-13: 978-1599150918
- Other short stories will need to be printed from Americanliterature.com:
- “Pegasus the Winged Horse”- https://americanliterature.com/author/nathaniel-hawthorne/short-story/pegasus-the-winged-horse
- “The Chrimaera”-https://americanliterature.com/author/nathaniel-hawthorne/short-story/the-chimaera
- “The Three Golden Apples”-https://americanliterature.com/author/nathaniel-hawthorne/short-story/the-three-golden-apples
- Optional: A CiRCE Guide to Reading by Andrea Lipinski and Andrew Kern
Registration Numbers: Minimum 3; Maximum 12