Full Program Includes:
•Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb Student Edition The word chreia (cray-ă) comes from the Greek word chreiodes (cray-o-dees), which means “useful.” It is a short essay or remembrance that praises the author of a saying or proverb and shows why the saying is useful. This book employs all the skills of the preceding books in the series and teaches students how to write a six-paragraph essay on the basis of a saying or an action. The thinking and exercises occur within the framework of the stories which, in this book, include wonderful historical figures such as King Arthur, King Alfred, Lady Godiva, King Canute, Omar Khayyam, and more.
The six-paragraph essay using the five Ws (who, what, when, where, why) is arranged this way:
◦Praise the person or saying of your chreia or proverb
◦Restate the saying in your own words
◦Explain why this is useful
◦Contrast your example with another person in history
◦Compare your example with another similar example in histor
◦Epilogue—conclude your essay
•Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb 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 4: Chreia & Proverb Audio Files 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 historical narratives, myths, and legends aloud in a thoughtful manner.