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The Grammar of Poetry: Teacher's Edition

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Poetry is about much more than just coming up with rhymes at a moment's notice: poetry is a study of the craft of language. 

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This is the ideal introductory text for students and teachers discovering the art of poetry. As a 'grammar,' it teaches the fundamentals of poetry from scansion and rhyme to more advanced concepts like spatial poetry and synecdoche.

Using the classical methodology of imitation (advocated by educators like Quintilian and Benjamin Franklin), this text makes students become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems. It also offers practical tips and helps, including how to use a rhyming dictionary, how great writers use figures of speech effectively, and even when to break the rules of poetry. Its goal is to show students how to capably interact not just with poems, but with language in any situation. This Teacher's Edition contains a final exam, instructions on using the text and grading poetry, and ideas for additional assignments, as well as answers to the exercises found in the Student Edition.

Click here for the Grammar of Poetry errata sheet. Many thanks to our gracious students and teachers who have written in with corrections!

Click here for the answers to the riddles.

What People Are Saying:

"Grammar of Poetry is a masterpiece of enjoyable reading and enriching information." -Andrew Pudewa Director, Institute for Excellence in Writing

USER REVIEWS:

"This has been fantastic!" -Homeschooling Mom

"This is THE BEST grammar school poetry curriculum out there!!! Get it! You won't regret it!" -Mom

"I've never seen a course such as this offered, and I am very excited to have it in our curriculum line up this school year!" -Michelle

"We are learning so much with this video course on the imitation of writing. The art of poetry!" -Tricia

"In 23 years of homeschooling, I count the The Grammar of Poetry as a Home school Must Have, regardless of your pedagogy, kids abilities or appreciation of poetry." -Homeschooling Mom

"Grammar of Poetry is certainly not the only poetry class you will want for your children, but it is a wonderful introductory course. It is easy to teach, easy to learn, and fun to do. I know that now, when we read poetry, either just for enjoyment, or as a literature assignment, Emily will better understand the technical aspects of each poem and will be sure to notice how the tropes and meter affect the message and sound of the poems." -Debbie

Matt Whitling is the principal of Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, and the author of the best-selling Grammar of Poetry textbook. He is also a featured speaker at the Association of Classical Christian School's Annual Conference and a member of the New Saint Andrews College Board. He and his wife Tora live in Moscow, Idaho and have seven children.

Watch the Video Course Preview HERE (sold separately):

 

AUTHOR: Matt Whitling

PAGE COUNT: 193 pages

SIZE: 8.50x11"

ISBN 10: 1-591281-20-2

ISBN-13: 978-1-591281-20-7

PUB. DATE: August 7, 2012

More resources for teaching The Grammar of Poetry

The Grammar of Poetry Student Textbook contains thirty lessons on ten powerful tropes, student activities for every chapter, riddles to solve, a glossary of terms, a list of over 150 quality poems to integrate, and real-life examples from Shakespeare to traditional tongue twisters.

The Grammar of Poetry DVD features Matt Whitling going through all the lessons in the book and explaining the concepts. Filmed by Roman Roads.

The Grammar of Poetry Package includes the Student textbook, Teacher's Edition, and the DVD for over 20% off!


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