Literature, Language, and Vocabulary

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Check out this video. It is well worth your eight minutes. My friends and family laughed incredibly hard when we watched this (several times) over the weekend:


The Three Little Pigs - Shakespeare Style

Hat Tip
Henry Cate

Observations:

  1. Reading great literature expands our vocabulary.
  2. Hearing a story--even with uncommon language--makes it rather easy to follow, no matter if reading the same text produces incomprehensible results.
  3. Creative works inspire.
  4. The more verbose, the faster you must speak for your audience to keep the idea in mind while fixing attention on your masterful use of the English language so exemplified in your presentation. It is little wonder, then, that it so often proves problematic to try to read paragraphs and passages of such poetry and pontification presented within the pages of those long past.

And this is just one more reason why I love Sonlight's Core packages! Not only do we get to read great books with fantastic writing and language, but we are also exposed to more complex works with Read-Alouds. On top of that, Sonlight's Language Arts programs take inspiration from your reading and encourage you to run with it.

Besides, it's American made.

<cough> Watch the video.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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