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.
A one-semester course for grades 6 or 7 and up Think of the progymnasmata as a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric. In the award-winning Writing & Rhetoric series, author Paul Kortepeter has recovered this proven method of teaching writing in conjunction with critical thinking and speaking. Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation continues the development of the art of persuasive writing and oration. This is the seventh in a series of 12 books that will train students over 6 years.
Full program includes:
Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation (consumable student edition)
continues the development of the art of persuasive writing and oration. In addition to guiding students through the writing of their own essays of praise and criticism, this book also leads your students step by step through a research project about a fascinating person. While students are learning about a remarkable life, they will also be learning how to learn. This research is achievable and the natural next step as students gain the skills of reading a variety of texts on a research subject, taking notes, creating an essay from these notes, and citing their sources. In addition to practicing skills they learned in earlier books, students will learn to:
- Discern the main idea
- Use hyperbole and thesis
- Incorporate background and supportive detail
- Understand the difference between the genres of biography and autobiography
- Note the good and poor qualities present in a person or event
- Contrast different behaviors after weighing their merits
- Craft effective conclusions that encourage readers either to emulate or avoid specific behaviors
- Learn to write a research paper in all its parts, including making notecards, outlining, integrating sources, and citing sources
Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation Teacher's Edition
This teacher’s edition includes the complete student text, as well as answer keys, teacher’s notes, and explanations. This teacher’s edition provides descriptions and examples of what excellent student writing should be like for every writing assignment, providing the teacher with meaningful and concrete guidance.