Narrative Stage

Description: A continuation of Classical Composition following the Fable Stage. In the Narrative Stage students continue to build invention skills as well as the ability to engage the imagination of an audience. The goal of the class is to master the structures of thought that originate narratives and learn to create recognition by using figures of description. Students will develop the ability to communicate the same idea using a variety of words, sentence structures, and acquire flexibility in perspective. The grade is based on participation, the Nine Narrative Components submissions, and final draft submissions. In-class typing is minimal for younger students and the instructor frequently uses microphones.

Grade Level: 5-6 (ages 10-12)

Prerequisites: Completion of Fable Stage. Students should also possess a very basic knowledge of English grammar (e.g. subject, basic verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, direct object, what a complete sentence looks like). Students normally complete their work, including the final draft, in their workbook. Then, students will type out the final draft, proof it, and upload it to the course page. If a student is younger and doesn’t know how to type, or struggles with it, then we encourage parents to do this for their student. We recommend that younger students use this free typing tool. Heavy-duty typing is not required but this will orient students to the basics of a computer keyboard and very basic typing skills.

Required Materials: Classical Composition: Narrative Student Guide and English Grammar Recitation Book II. Also, students will need their Classical Composition Student Guides from all prior levels to use as review. The Teacher Guides are optional but helpful. Students will also need a USB headset (built-in microphones also work).

See an overview of Narrative: Narrative Overview Video

Narrative ARose CockerhamW9:40 - 11:10 AM ET9/11/2023 - 5/31/20240.000000$595.00
Narrative BSandra Holcombe T9:40 - 11:10 AM ET9/11/2023 - 5/31/20240.000000$595.00
Narrative CSandra HolcombeTh11:20 - 12:50 PM ET9/11/2023 - 5/31/20240.000000$595.00
Narrative DAbigail RudibaughM11:20 AM - 12:50 PM ET9/11/2023 - 5/31/20240.000000$595.00
Narrative EAbigail RudibaughM1:00 - 2:30 PM ET9/11/2023 - 5/31/20240.000000$595.00