Classical Academic Press
Writing & Rhetoric. Book 2: Narrative 1
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The Writing & Rhetoric series method employs fluent reading, careful listening, models for imitation, and progressive steps. It assumes that students learn best by reading excellent, whole-story examples of literature and by growing their skills through imitation. Each exercise is intended to impart a skill (or tool) that can be employed in all kinds of writing and speaking. The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex. What’s more, the exercises are cumulative, meaning that later exercises incorporate the skills acquired in preceding exercises. This series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric.
Narrative 1 is the second book in a series of 12 books that will train students over 6 years, starting in grades 3 or 4 and up.
Full program includes:
Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative I (consumable student edition) This book uses parable, myth, and other tales to continue the recovery of the proven method of teaching writing, using various forms of narrative to teach beginning writers the craft of writing well. This is the second in a series of 12 books that will train students over 6 years, starting in grades 3 or 4 and up. Lessons include:
- Beginning, middle, end
- Written narration as well as oral
- Longer writing assignments or corollary assignments, changing the order of the story
- Main idea
- Conflict (middle)
- Adding dialogue to the amplification (and description)
- Rewriting given stories
- Speak it—oral encounter with the rewritten story
Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative I Teacher’s Edition This teacher’s edition includes the complete student text, as well as answer keys, teacher's notes, and explanations. For every writing assignment, this edition also supplies descriptions and examples of what excellent student writing should look like, providing the teacher with meaningful and concrete guidance.
Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative 1 Audio Files These audio files allow students to engage their sense of hearing and their listening intelligence as Dr. Christopher Perrin, along with the Writing and Rhetoric series editor, Christine Perrin, deliver the parables, myths, and tales aloud in a thoughtful manner.