Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beyond the Book Report from Analytical Grammar GIVEAWAY!

Analytical Grammar and Junior Analytical Grammar gave our daughters a firm footing in the world of English grammar.  This summer I've been researching ideas for writing/composition for the upcoming school year and received an email from AG that they have written Beyond the Book Report, a middle school language arts program the will mesh well with the 3 seasons of Analytical Grammar.

There are 3 seasons of Beyond the Book Report, and it is scheduled much like Analytical Grammar.  As a matter of fact, AG's website has a couple different schedules put together.

Season 1 of Beyond the Book Report includes three different sections:

The Basic Book Report
- Concepts introduced:
    Following a rubric
    Conflict, Point of View, Climax, Protagonist,Antagonist
    Paraphrase and summary
- Activity:
    Watch video lecture on literary terms
- Final Product (100 pt total):
    Reading Log
    Plot summary
    Paraphrase of favorite scene
    Study questions or crossword
    Literary Terms worksheet

The Pamphlet Book Report
- Concepts introduced:
    Elements of the plot, mood and tone, setting, genre
- Activity:
    Watch second video lecture on literary terms
- Final Product (100 pt total):
    Reading log
    Pamphlet about the book (60 pts)
    Study questions or crossword

The News Article Book Report
- Concepts introduced:
    Headline, byline, dateline, inverted pyramid, lead
    Objectivity, bias, objective point of view
- Activity:
    Watch video lecture on news writing
    Nursery rhyme news
    Exercise in bias detection
- Final Product (100 pt total):
    Reading log
    News article on favorite scene
    Opposite bias news article, same scene
    Study questions/crossword

This is a solid writing curriculum that fits beautifully with the Analytical Grammar system and...

We have ONE COPY of Beyond the Book Report to giveaway this month!  The package will include

  • A computer DVD with video lectures for the teacher with specific day-by-day instructions for teaching the unit

  • All necessary hand-outs and notes

  • Foolproof grading rubrics that provide the student with “recipes” for writing and specific feedback for improvement 

  • The curriculum will be sent out by Analytical Grammar at the close of this giveaway ~ please make sure you check back for a winners announcement and respond to my email if you are the winner!

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    1. Thank you for bringing this to my attention! I hadn't heard of this, but it looks great...and I'm looking for something for writing instruction. AND I own and use (or will use) both JAG and AG so this would fit nicely into our day.

    2. I used Analytical Grammar with my daughter and I am planning on using it with my son in the fall. This would work perfectly for our year. I have also used their supplement on Teaching the Essay.


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