The Great Conversation Primer Texts and Materials

TGC Primer

TEXTS:
+ These books are consumable or used in class. Siblings taking TGC Primer should each have their own copy.
* These books are used in subsequent years of TGC.

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Optional Summer Review.
  • Our Mother Tongue: A Guide to English Grammar
    Nancy Wilson
    (ISBN: 978-1-59128-011-8)
    This "Refresher Grammar" book contains 49 short lessons that will help your student to review English grammar in preparation for TGC Primer.

Used during the first semester.
  • Syllabus: Starting Points - Where Our Thinking Begins+
    David Quine
    Families who have previously purchased a WVWW Syllabus may receive an additional 20% discount when purchasing another WVWW Syllabus. Choose "Additional Syllabus" option when ordering online.
  • Answers for Difficult Days*+
    David Quine
  • How to Read Slowly
    James W. Sire
  • Know What You Believe
    Paul E. Little
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    C.S. Lewis
  • The Magician's Nephew
    C.S. Lewis
  • The Horse and His Boy
    C.S. Lewis
  • The Children's Homer
    Padric Colum
    There are many editions of this work with different covers. Any edition with this title and author is fine.
  • The Aeneid for Boys and Girls
    Alfred J. Church
    There are many editions of this work with different covers. Any edition with this title and author is fine.
  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley
    (World View Edition available from Cornerstone Curriculum but not required)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    (World View Edition available from Cornerstone Curriculum but not required)
  • The Deadliest Monster
    J. F. Baldwin
  • Write With World Student Textbook Year ONE,
    God's World Publications
    (ISBN: 978-0-9855957-1-5)
  • Write With World Student Textbook Year TWO, God's World Publications
    (ISBN: 978-0-9855957-3-9)
  • The Writer's Toolbox,+
    Patricia Samuelsen & Meagan Samuelsen
    Available from instructor for $20.
    (ISBN: 978-0-9846351-0-8)
  • The Little Seagull Handbook, 3rd edition*+
    Richard Bullock, Michael Brody, Francine Weinberg
    (ISBN: 978-0-393-60264-7)
  • World History 10, 2nd edition*
    Bob Jones University
    This older edition is readily available from half.com or amazon.com
    (ISBN: 0-89084-712-6)

Used during the second semester.
  • Know Why You Believe
    Paul E. Little
  • Mere Christianity
    C.S. Lewis
  • Assumptions
    Christian Overman
  • The Fallacy Detective, 2015 Edition +
    Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn
    Be sure to get the edition that says "Workbook Edition" on the front!
    (ISBN: 978-0974531571)
  • Of Plymouth Plantation
    William Bradford
    (Be sure to get this Dover edition, which is in modernized English.)
    (ISBN: 978-0486452609)
  • The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England
    Nathaniel Philbrick & Thomas Philbrick
    (This book is readily available on Amazon for just a few cents plus shipping.)
    (ISBN: 978-014310498-8)

Provided by Instructor:
  • Syllabus Supplement

MATERIALS:

  • Binder, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, red pen.
  • Access to a computer, internet, email, and a printer, as well as ink and paper. Be sure your computer has Adobe Reader.
  • We encourage each family to subscribe to and discuss together World Magazine



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