Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry Volume I
Beautiful ~ Simple ~ Peaceful~ Life-Giving
A Complete Language Arts Curriculum
For ages 6 to 13
What if language arts could be fun?
What if you only had one single book to cover all the language arts subjects?
What if your language arts program could transform the way your children think and view language?
That’s what Living Verse is doing for homeschool families around the world.
"We like that each day is short; it holds our attention and doesn't make poetry boring."
"We loved the invitation to dwell on the metaphors in the poem. Much better than typical worksheets on the topic of similes vs metaphors!"
This beautiful, gentle curriculum gives children a firm grasp on language arts and an actual delight in and love for language arts—a true excitement for studying and understanding the art of writing.
"I loved how she found herself imagining herself in this poem. How it encouraged her to think of her own actions and who she was/wanted to be."
Living Verse really and truly imparts a love for learning: a love for grammar, a love for syntax, a love for literary devices, and a love for vocabulary and language usage.
"This lesson was full of great knowledge about parts of speech and parts of the poem."
Each Month Your Student Will:
- Meet and Honor a New Poet and Study His or Her Poems
- Experience and Create Visual Narrations of the Poems
- Mark the Poems, Identify Structure, and Learn New Vocabulary
- Discover the Language Arts and Poetic Devices Used
- Interpret and Reflect on the Message Conveyed
- Copy the Poems to Practice Handwriting, Syntax, Sentence and Poetry Structure
- Creatively Express the Poems in Writing and Recitation
- Model the Poems by Composing Original Poetry
- Celebrate the Poet with Illustrations, Written Narration, or Tea Time
Living Verse is a uniquely integrated language arts and poetry curriculum covering academic standards for students grades 1 - 6.
"My children liked the gentle start of our day with this lesson, which made our other lessons easier."
About the Author
Shiela Catanzarite is a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler. She’s worked as Jeannie Fulbright’s editor and designer for 10+ years helping develop Jeannie’s Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press.
Shiela earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and her master’s in Christian Education (MACE) from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently a Language Communication Coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. In addition, she teaches private middle and high school communication classes that focus on speaking and writing.
Both of Shiela and her husband Bruce’s children attended college on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and business. She attributes their love for learning to their close walk with God and homeschooling with Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methodology.