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The Lost Tools of Writing, Level 1 Teacher Complete Set

$132.30 (was $147.00)

Think, read, and write more clearly


Audience Grade 7 and up; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenges A, B, and I
Accessibility New, clearer lessons and expectations make this highly accessible to most students; includes checklist so students can check their own work
Preparation High
Ease of use Newly redesigned with more space for notes and cleaner presentation
Page Count Teacher's Guide: 352; Student Workbook: 148
Format Spiral-bound, paperback
Publication Date 2015

General Description

This complete writing curriculum teaches the student how to overcome the three challenges all writers face: coming up with something to say, arranging ideas properly, and finding the right words. Through a strategic return to classical Greek and Roman (and consequently medieval and Renaissance) thought patterns, this curriculum will transform your students’ ability to think, read, write, and communicate.

5 Benefits to the 5th Edition:

  • More exercise and essay examples for teachers and students
  • Clear and concise lesson guides with more teaching tips and specific direction in each lesson
  • Streamlined student worksheets with more clarity on the lesson idea and guided practice appropriate to each canon
  • New and updated online and streaming video support
  • Simplified and clarified design and formatting


    The Lost Tools of Writing™ Level 1 complete set includes the following materials:

  • A Teacher's Guide full of over 200 pages of Lesson Guides to aid in lesson planning, classroom instruction, and grading
  • A Student's Workbook with a complete set of worksheets, templates for essay outlines, and tools of essay revision
  • A subscription to our new online, streaming instructional videos. This replaces the DVDs from past versions, so you will not receive a set of DVDs with the workbooks.


    Click the links below to listen to Leigh's chats with Andrew Kern:
    April 2009
    February 2010
    January 2012
    November 2012

    Please Note: A Student's Workbook must be purchased for each student who will use the program. One Student Workbook is included in this set. Per copyright rules, worksheets may not be photocopied.