Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FYI from Leigh at Lunch 4/7/10

If you are interested in topics that came up during this week's show, here are a few links and tips from Leigh at Lunch on Blog Talk Radio 4/7/10, "Leigh at Lunch with Adam Andrews." (Click on the title to listen to the show archive now).

Coming soon from 1 Smart Mama
  • Tune in next Wednesday, April 14, at 12 noon EST to join the conversation with Leigh and several graduates of Classical Conversations. Bring your questions about college, life skills, and more!

  • Ongoing events

  • Leigh's newest book, The Core, will be released in June! Pre-order it on Amazon. In late May, look for emails about a "buy The Core" event to maximize the book's visibility.
  • Find out more about CC's summer student camps and *free* Parent Practicums on the CC website. Register today!

  • Notes from today's show
  • To purchase your own copy of Teaching the Classics, visit the CC Bookstore.
  • The Center for Literary Education provides curriculum materials to parents and teachers, enabling them to discuss big ideas with their children through literature.
  • Hillsdale College, which Adam attended, is an independent liberal arts college in Michigan that accepts no government funding.
  • Adam recommends starting a high school literature course with a children's book like A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban; then, after developing the tools to read well, move on to longer classics like Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
  • All stories have 5 structural elements: setting, characters, conflict, plot, and theme.
  • Click here for a diagram of Freytag's Pyramid, or the elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement).
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