Thales Press exists to promote the values and virtues of classical education by publishing textbooks, seminar readings, and videos to supplement the kind of education we call Classical.
Begin at the Beginning: Teaching Writing for Junior High Students
April 12, 2023 at 8:30AM
Elizabeth Jetton, a long-time teacher of 6th through 8th grade trivium, will share her insights for teaching middle school students how to write. Her workshop will introduce the steps of the writing process, revising their writing and adding sentence dress-ups, and paragraph structure in and alongside how to introduce these concepts to students. Mrs. Jetton earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University and a M.A. in English from Wake Forest University. Mrs. Jetton teaches Trivium and chairs the Trivium Department, as well as serving as a writer, editor, and content expert for Thales Press.
Thinking with a Pencil: The Art of Annotating (and How to Teach It)
April 27, 2023 at 4:00PM
In this webinar, Mrs. Warfield will present practical tips for teaching reading and literature in the middle school students. Topics will include the habits of active reading, good questioning, and annotating, as well as ways to encourage whole-group class discussions over texts that matter. A Knightdale native, Mrs. Warfield is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has been a teacher for 11 years, with experience in both public and private education. She is certified to teach literature, science and history to all grade levels. Mrs. Warfield is passionate about teaching and loves to learn.