Fable Stage

Description: Classical Composition is a fourteen-stage writing program that prepares students for college-level writing. The program is based on the "progymnasmata," a system of writing instruction that was the primary method of teaching and learning writing for most of the history of Western civilization. Students learn an organized system of creative thinking that is incremental, systematic, and the classical method of writing. Students will spend two weeks on each fable. By beginning with a single fable, students will learn how to use words to engage the imagination of their audience, and move on to mastering the structures of thought that constitute a narrative. They will learn to restructure facts and vividly retell the same story or idea, using figures of description and a variety of sentence structures. Students will master skills of variation, narrative invention, and acquire a greater facility with language and a greater flexibility in perspective. The grade is based upon participation and the final drafts that are submitted online.

Grade Level: 4-6

Prerequisites: Students should possess a very basic knowledge of English grammar (e.g. subject, verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, direct object, indirect object, etc.) and be able to form basic, grammatically complete sentences. Students normally complete their work, including the final draft, in their workbook. Then, students type out the final draft, proof it, then 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.

Required Materials: Classical Composition: Fable Student, English Grammar Recitation and the English Grammar Recitation Workbook 1. Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones also work).

See an overview of Fable: Fable Overview Video

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Section A, 2020-21 Fable Stage TH - 2:00PM - 3:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section B, 2020-21 Fable Stage M - 4:00PM - 5:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section C, 2020-21 Fable Stage T/TH - 10:00AM - 10:45AM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section D, 2020-21 Fable Stage M/W 1:00-1:45 PM EST 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section E, 2020-21 Fable Stage T/TH 1:00-1:45 PM EST 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section F, 2020-21 Fable Stage T/W 12:00-12:45 PM EST 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section G, 2020-21 Fable Stage F - 12:00PM - 1:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List

Questions? 877-745-8866 or onlineacademy@memoriapress.com