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COURSE NO. ENG-043

CLASSICAL COMP & GRAM

 

 

Lingua Mater: Language Lessons from Literature (Student Text and Teacher’s Guide)

  • Author: Margot Davidson
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: Unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

Hillside Education, Lake Ariel, PA; 2005; 306 pgs.; introductory notes to parents and to students; 36 lessons; appendix, including specific checklists for each writing format; teacher’s guide includes a complete answer key, numerous teaching tips, and scoring rubrics for assessing student writing

 

Jensen's Punctuation: A Complete Guide to All Your Punctuation Needs

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print Workbook.
  • ISBN: 1886061262        9781886061262
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

234 pages; worksheets, spiral reviews and final exams; answer key included in text; Grades 6-12. Entire workbook completed over the course of eight semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2000 and 2016 editions of "Jensen's Punctuation." The 2000 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-353

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION

 

 

Writing Tales Level 1: Student Book

  • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
  • ISBN: 1411654579        978-1411654570
  • Supplier: Writing-Tales

Spiral-bound: 183 pages; self-published; Lulu.com (June 23, 2006)

 

 

Writing Tales Level 1: Teacher’s Guide

  • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
  • ISBN: 1411642716        978-1411642713
  • Supplier: Writing-Tales

Paperback: 309 pages; self-published; Lulu.com (June 12, 2006)

 


COURSE NO. ENG-360

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION II

 

 

Writing Tales Level TWO Student Book

  • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
  • ISBN:        9780615176864
  • Supplier: Writing-Tales

Self-published/www.writing-tales.com

 

 

Writing Tales Level TWO Teacher’s Guide

  • Author: Amy Hastings Olsen
  • ISBN:        9780615151038
  • Supplier: Writing-Tales

Self-published/www.writing-tales.com

 


COURSE NO. ENG-074

CLASSICAL LANGUAGE ARTS

 

Primary Language Lessons

  • Author: Emma Serl
  • Publisher/Copyright: Lake Wales, FL: Lost Classics Book Company, 1997, 1911. .
  • ISBN: 0965273512        978-0965273510
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

148 pages; 164 lessons.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-331

COMPOSITION

 

Wordsmith: A Creative Writing Course for Grades 7 - 9

  • Author: Janie Cheaney
  • ISBN: 1929683189        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Common Sense Press, Melrose, FL; 1992; workbook: three parts; 90 pages; 36 lessons; four appendices;

 

Wordsmith: Teacher’s Edition

  • Author: Janie B. Cheaney
  • ISBN: 1929683197        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Common Sense Press; 2004; 36-week day-by-day lesson plan with teacher notes and grading/evaluating notes and suggestions.

 

Synonym Finder

  • Author: J. I. Rodale
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Warner Books Inc., 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0446370290        978-0446370295
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

376 pages. This is our favorite desktop thesaurus but any large, collegiate level thesaurus will do.

 

The Write Source [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Patrick Sebranek
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0669385794        978-0669385793
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

312 pages; Great Source Education Group (January 1987)

 


COURSE NO. ENG-368

COMPOSITION

 

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 1: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma, CA: WriteShop, 2015; 2001. Print.
  • ISBN:        9781935027331
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Softcover consumable; tear-off pages bound at the top; three-hole punched pages. Student workbook used in Year 1 and part of Year 2 (of three years) of STAA's course plans for "WriteShop." Lessons 1 - 16 of 30 core lessons; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices.

 

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 2: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781935027348
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Second of two workbooks, covering Lessons 17-30; answer key and daily lesson plans included in Teacher’s Manual; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson. One per student needed; to be added to the second year of using WriteShop.

 

 

WriteShop I Set with References (Complete 1st Year Kit)

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

 

 

WriteShop I: Copying and Dictation Exercises for WriteShop I

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

About 25 half-size pages; one copywork passage for each WriteShop lesson, relating to that lesson; includes notes about why to do dictation and copywork, and how to do it; short, do-able selections!

 


COURSE NO. ENG-585

COMPOSITION

 

Writing with Ease Text for Levels 1-4

  • Author: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
  • ISBN: 193333925X        978-1933339252
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

256 pages. This is the teacher's guide to all four levels of this program. 4 appendices. Bibliography of reading selections. Very short index included.

 

Writing with Ease Level 1 Workbook

  • Author: Susan Wise Bauer, Peter Buffington
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Peace Hill Press, 2008. Print.
  • ISBN: 1933339268        978-1933339269
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

400 pages. Pages 1-153 in the front of the book include the basic teacher scripts for each lesson. "Student Pages" 1-144 in the back of the book are the student workbook pages, one page per day, four days per lesson.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-106

COMPOSITION I (CM1-B)

 

U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Vol. 1, 2017 EDITION, Teacher and Student Set

  • Author: Lori Verstegen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN: 1623411971        978-1623412678
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 


COURSE NO. ENG-092

COMPOSITION I (CM3-B)

 

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher & Student Set

  • Author: Lori Verstegen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2016. Spiral-bound.
  • ISBN: 162341248X        978-1623412487
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

30 lessons. [Teacher/Student Combo].

 


COURSE NO. ENG-696

COMPOSITION II

 

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 2: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781935027348
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Second of two workbooks, covering Lessons 17-30; answer key and daily lesson plans included in Teacher’s Manual; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson. One per student needed; to be added to the second year of using WriteShop.

 

 

WriteShop I Set with References (Complete 1st Year Kit)

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-107

COMPOSITION II (CM2-B)

 

U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Vol. 1, 2017 EDITION, Teacher and Student Set

  • Author: Lori Verstegen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN: 1623411971        978-1623412678
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 


COURSE NO. ENG-093

COMPOSITION II (CM4-B)

 

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons Teacher & Student Set

  • Author: Lori Verstegen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2016. Spiral-bound.
  • ISBN: 162341248X        978-1623412487
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

30 lessons. [Teacher/Student Combo].

 


COURSE NO. ENG-220

CREATIVE WRITING 2

 

 

Writing in Narrative Book A: Story Writing by Dictation, A Three-Step Introduction

  • Author: Peter Joel and Leslie Simonson
  • ISBN: 1884098045        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Elijah Co., Crossville TN; 1992, 1996; 27 pages; 3 steps; reproducible story book forms; sample stories.

 

 

Writing in Narrative Book B: The Seven Sentence Story

  • Author: Peter Joel and Leslie Simonson
  • ISBN: 1884098053        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

The Elijah Co., Crossville TN; 1990, 1996; 16 pgs. of student instruction; 12 pgs. of parent/teacher instruction; 8 lessons; 6 “steps”; reproducible blank story forms throughout.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-695

CREATIVE WRT I

 

 

WriteShop I Set with References (Complete 1st Year Kit)

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 1: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma, CA: WriteShop, 2015; 2001. Print.
  • ISBN:        9781935027331
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Softcover consumable; tear-off pages bound at the top; three-hole punched pages. Student workbook used in Year 1 and part of Year 2 (of three years) of STAA's course plans for "WriteShop." Lessons 1 - 16 of 30 core lessons; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-662

CREATIVE WRT II

 

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 2: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781935027348
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Second of two workbooks, covering Lessons 17-30; answer key and daily lesson plans included in Teacher’s Manual; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson. One per student needed; to be added to the second year of using WriteShop.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

WriteShop I Set with References (Complete 1st Year Kit)

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 1: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright: Alta Loma, CA: WriteShop, 2015; 2001. Print.
  • ISBN:        9781935027331
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Softcover consumable; tear-off pages bound at the top; three-hole punched pages. Student workbook used in Year 1 and part of Year 2 (of three years) of STAA's course plans for "WriteShop." Lessons 1 - 16 of 30 core lessons; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-392

CREATIVE WRT III

 

 

WriteShop Student Workbook 2: Incremental Writing

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        9781935027348
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Second of two workbooks, covering Lessons 17-30; answer key and daily lesson plans included in Teacher’s Manual; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson. One per student needed; to be added to the second year of using WriteShop.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

 

WriteShop I Set with References (Complete 1st Year Kit)

  • Author: Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Complete set for the first year "WriteShop" family. Includes Teacher’s Manual for "WriteShop I" and "WriteShop II." 30 core lessons with additional activities; detailed and scripted lessons; evaluation keys for student and parent/teacher per lesson; 2 appendices. And includes Student Workbook I, and "Copying & Dictation Exercises for "WriteShop I", and Writing Process/Editor's Marks bookmark, and the grammar reference "Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation." An additional "Workbook I" is needed for each additional student using this kit, and the "Workbook 2" will need to be added next year.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-752

CRITICAL READING (CRR-A)

 

How to Read a Book

  • Author: Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0671212095        978-0671212094
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

426 pages

 

Classical Rhetoric With Aristotle: Traditional Principles of Speaking and Writing Text

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: Louisville, KY: Memoria Press, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 1930953445        9781930953444
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Work text; 175 pages; 16 two-week lessons; 33-week lesson plan; separate answer key.

 

Classical Rhetoric With Aristotle: Answer Key

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2002. .
  • ISBN: 1930953453        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

54 pages.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-709

ESSAY WRITING (EWG-A)

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Synonym Finder

  • Author: J. I. Rodale
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Warner Books Inc., 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0446370290        978-0446370295
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

376 pages. This is our favorite desktop thesaurus but any large, collegiate level thesaurus will do.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 0764571257        978-0764571251
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is only one option; any full-size collegiate level dictionary is fine. It is a good idea to have an exhaustive desktop dictionary and a condensed, pocket-sized dictionary readily available.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Essay Worksheets: Basic & Advanced

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF files.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Printable versions of the Essay Worksheets mentioned in the "High School Orientation" can be printed from the student course webpage.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-710

ESSAY WRITING (EWG-B)

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Synonym Finder

  • Author: J. I. Rodale
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Warner Books Inc., 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0446370290        978-0446370295
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

376 pages. This is our favorite desktop thesaurus but any large, collegiate level thesaurus will do.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 0764571257        978-0764571251
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is only one option; any full-size collegiate level dictionary is fine. It is a good idea to have an exhaustive desktop dictionary and a condensed, pocket-sized dictionary readily available.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Essay Worksheets: Basic & Advanced

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF files.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Printable versions of the Essay Worksheets mentioned in the "High School Orientation" can be printed from the student course webpage.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-732

ESSAY WRITING (EWR-A)

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 0764571257        978-0764571251
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is only one option; any full-size collegiate level dictionary is fine. It is a good idea to have an exhaustive desktop dictionary and a condensed, pocket-sized dictionary readily available.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Synonym Finder

  • Author: J. I. Rodale
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Warner Books Inc., 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0446370290        978-0446370295
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

376 pages. This is our favorite desktop thesaurus but any large, collegiate level thesaurus will do.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Essay Worksheets: Basic & Advanced

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF files.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Printable versions of the Essay Worksheets mentioned in the "High School Orientation" can be printed from the student course webpage.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-733

ESSAY WRITING (EWR-B)

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 0764571257        978-0764571251
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is only one option; any full-size collegiate level dictionary is fine. It is a good idea to have an exhaustive desktop dictionary and a condensed, pocket-sized dictionary readily available.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Synonym Finder

  • Author: J. I. Rodale
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Warner Books Inc., 1986. Print.
  • ISBN: 0446370290        978-0446370295
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

376 pages. This is our favorite desktop thesaurus but any large, collegiate level thesaurus will do.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Essay Worksheets: Basic & Advanced

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF files.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Printable versions of the Essay Worksheets mentioned in the "High School Orientation" can be printed from the student course webpage.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-208

ESSAY WRITING A

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Essay Worksheets: Basic & Advanced

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF files.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Printable versions of the Essay Worksheets mentioned in the "High School Orientation" can be printed from the student course webpage.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-209

ESSAY WRITING B

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

 

DOWNLOAD: Essay Worksheets: Basic & Advanced

  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2009. PDF files.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Student Zone

Printable versions of the Essay Worksheets mentioned in the "High School Orientation" can be printed from the student course webpage.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-435

GRAM&COMP I

 

Voyages in English 2006 Grade 1, Student Edition

  • Author: Loyola Press
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Loyola Press, 2007. Print.
  • ISBN: 0829423583        9780829423587
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

224 pages; 7 chapters with multiple lessons per chapter; includes equal amounts of grammar and composition.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-294

GRAM&COMP II

 

Voyages in English 2006 Grade 2, Student Edition

  • ISBN: 0829423591        9780829423594
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Loyola Press; 2006; 224 pgs.; 7 chapters with multiple lessons each; answer key NOT included

 


COURSE NO. ENG-425

GRAM&COMP IV

 

 

Voyages in English 4 (Lepanto Press reprint)

  • Author: Rev. Paul E. Campbell and Sr. Mary Donatus Macnickle
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

(Lepanto Press/Our Lady of Victory reprint) Loyola University Press; 1962, 1958, 1951; no isbn assigned; 271 pages; 6 chapters; 174 lessons; index; test section added to the very back; teacher manual not necessary.

 

 

Start Write Software 5.0 (Windows/Mac) CD-ROM Handwriting Software

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Retail #657074103009

 


COURSE NO. ENG-307

GRAM&COMP V

 

 

Voyages in English 5 (Lepanto Press reprint)

  • Author: Rev. Paul E. Campbell and Sr. Mary Donatus Macnickle
  • ISBN: unassigned        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

“1950’s Catholic Illustrated Edition” (Lepanto Press reprint) Loyola University Press; 1962, 1958, 1951; 342 pages; 2 parts=“creative activities” and “grammar”; index; test section added to the very back; teacher manual not necessary, but helpful.

 

 

Voyages in English 5 Teacher Manual (Lepanto Press reprint)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

 


COURSE NO. ENG-156

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

 

Lingua Mater: Language Lessons from Literature (Student Text and Teacher’s Guide)

  • Author: Margot Davidson
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: Unassigned        
  • Supplier: Catholic Heritage Curricula

Hillside Education, Lake Ariel, PA; 2005; 306 pgs.; introductory notes to parents and to students; 36 lessons; appendix, including specific checklists for each writing format; teacher’s guide includes a complete answer key, numerous teaching tips, and scoring rubrics for assessing student writing

 


COURSE NO. ENG-711

LOGIC A (LOG-A)

 

Traditional Logic I Basic Set

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN: 0012080799        978-0012080795
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

This package includes the following items: Student Text, Answer Key, Quizzes and Exams, Student Workbook 2nd Ed. Each student will need his own workbook.

 

Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher/Copyright: Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0830823387        978-0830823383
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

182 Pages

 

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 0764571257        978-0764571251
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is only one option; any full-size collegiate level dictionary is fine. It is a good idea to have an exhaustive desktop dictionary and a condensed, pocket-sized dictionary readily available.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-712

LOGIC B (LOG-B)

 

Traditional Logic I Basic Set

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2017. Print.
  • ISBN: 0012080799        978-0012080795
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

This package includes the following items: Student Text, Answer Key, Quizzes and Exams, Student Workbook 2nd Ed. Each student will need his own workbook.

 

OPTIONAL RESOURCE

Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ

  • Author: Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher/Copyright: Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 0830823387        978-0830823383
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

182 Pages

 

Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 0764571257        978-0764571251
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

This is only one option; any full-size collegiate level dictionary is fine. It is a good idea to have an exhaustive desktop dictionary and a condensed, pocket-sized dictionary readily available.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-575

MAJOR PAPERS

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

Great Writing: A Reader for Writers [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Harvey S Wiener and Nora Eisenberg
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987. Print.
  • ISBN: 0070701679        978-0070701670
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

Any edition will do; our course plans use the 1987 edition's page numbers. Follow the chapter names if you order another edition. Save money: get a used copy through Amazon Marketplace Sellers ($5-$14 plus shipping). This is a secular, college text.

 

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Modern Language Association, January 2009. .
  • ISBN: 1603290249        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

292 pages.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-210

RESEARCH PAPERS

 

Jensen's Format Writing Set

  • Author: Frode Jensen
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Master Books, 2016. Print/DVD edition.
  • ISBN: 089051948X        978-0890519486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

160 pgs; seven parts; tests; answer key; teacher’s notes; evaluation forms; index; DVD lectures to expand upon student text. We use this book for three semesters. The page numbers, not the content, changed between the 2006 and 2016 editions of "Format Writing." The 2006 edition page numbers are listed in the STAA Study Guide followed by brackets with the 2016 edition page numbers.

 

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

  • Publisher/Copyright: : Modern Language Association, January 2009. .
  • ISBN: 1603290249        
  • Supplier: Retail or Amazon.com

292 pages.

 

Writing Handbook

  • Author: Michael P. Kammer and Charles W. Mulligan
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1953. Print.
  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Our Lady of Victory School

Hardcover, 592 pages. Originally published by Loyola University Press in 1953, and now by Lepanto Press, this is a reference manual to accompany the practice of grammar, punctuation, composition, and essay writing. Topics include parts of speech, syntax, punctuation, spelling rules, diagraming, sentences, paragraphs, expository writing, and much more. This is a decidedly Catholic text, with a delightful section dedicated to explaining the capitalization rules for religious terms such as the names of God, the Blessed Virgin, and papacy as well as religious, military, and social titles. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy looks to "Writing Handbook" as the in-house writing style handbook. "Warriner's English Grammar and Composition" by John Warriner or "A Writer's Reference with MLA Update" by Diana Hacker are also fine manuals for grammar and writing style.

 


COURSE NO. ENG-006

RHETORIC I (RC1-A)

 

Classical Rhetoric With Aristotle: Traditional Principles of Speaking and Writing Text

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: Louisville, KY: Memoria Press, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 1930953445        9781930953444
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Work text; 175 pages; 16 two-week lessons; 33-week lesson plan; separate answer key.

 

Classical Rhetoric With Aristotle: Answer Key

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2002. .
  • ISBN: 1930953453        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

54 pages.

 

Rhetoric and the Poetics of Aristotle, The

  • Author: Trans. by W. Rhys Roberts and Ingram Bywater
  • ISBN: 0075546027        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

McGraw-Hill Co., New York, NY (or Modern Library, 1954); 1984;

 


COURSE NO. ENG-007

RHETORIC II (RC2-A)

 

Classical Rhetoric With Aristotle: Traditional Principles of Speaking and Writing Text

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: Louisville, KY: Memoria Press, 2002. Print.
  • ISBN: 1930953445        9781930953444
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Work text; 175 pages; 16 two-week lessons; 33-week lesson plan; separate answer key.

 

Classical Rhetoric With Aristotle: Answer Key

  • Author: Martin Cothran
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Memoria Press, 2002. .
  • ISBN: 1930953453        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

54 pages.

 

Rhetoric and the Poetics of Aristotle, The

  • Author: Trans. by W. Rhys Roberts and Ingram Bywater
  • ISBN: 0075546027        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

McGraw-Hill Co., New York, NY (or Modern Library, 1954); 1984;

 


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