One semester course for grades 3 or 4
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.
The Fable Audio Files accompany Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative. These audio files allow students to engage their sense of hearing and their listening intelligence as Dr. Christopher Perrin, along with his wife, author and poet Christine Perrin, deliver the fables aloud in a thoughtful manner.