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 twelve books that will train students over six years.
Full Program Includes:
Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation 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.
Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation Audio Files These audio files accompany the Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation textbook and allow students to engage their sense of hearing and their listening intelligence as Greg Lowe delivers the readings aloud in a thoughtful manner.