All About Writing & RhetoricCaution: uncheck this box if you are on a public computer i. Hotel, Coffee Shop. This program is so new, all levels of the curriculum haven't not even been published yet, but we have found it so successful with ROCK students that we are simply trusting it for the future! We structure the ROCK morning in such a way that all Language Arts classes are during the same hour so that children can go to the most appropriate class for writing, and then can be with their "grade" for Science and History. Our goal is that children will not dread writing, but rather find it to be a way they might not have imagined to express themselves.
Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb (Student Edition)
Writing needs to be taught just like any other subject, and letting students be "free" to write without a model is often letting them jump in the deep end without learning to swim first! Students who complete the entire program will learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing their own unique style. Each exercise is designed to teach a skill that can be employed across all subjects. Skills are arranged from simple to complex, and the cumulative nature of each chapter reviews skills from earlier in the book, helping students to build a solid foundation of writing skills. In this book, students continue to read about historical figures, but will use them as background information for writing six-paragraph essays. Objectives for this level include: Exposing students to proverbs, pithy sayings and life stories particularly from the Middle Ages. Lessons start with the reading selection, and are most often followed by the student's narration of the story in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson.
ET with Mrs. The first semester follows Book 1: Fable , which uses fables to teach students the practice of close reading and comprehension, summary both aloud and in writing , and amplification. In the second semester, the course follows Book 2: Narrative I , which uses a variety of longer stories that expand the skill set learned in the first semester. This semester also includes more—and longer—writing assignments. This course works to develop in each student a love and hunger for story and writing and does so through engaging class sessions, creative assignments, and personal feedback. The course meets three times per week for 45—60 minutes, affording adequate instructional time while keeping on-screen sessions to a healthy duration for our youngest learners.
Many classical educators have begun to implement the progymnasmata, the ancient classical exercises for teaching these skills. In the Writing and Rhetoric series, author Paul Kortepeter builds on the foundation of the progymnasmata and updates it with methods such as those recommended by Charlotte Mason., A one-semester course for grades 4 or 5 and up. This is a consumable item.
Writing instruction, at least in home and private schools, has undergone some cataclysmic shifts in recent years. From a model rooted in 19th-century pragmatic philosophy, it has swung less than gradually to the other side of the spectrum: a more or less Classical-style model in which kids learn by imitation, focusing more on style and rhetoric than on pure utilitarianism. The first ten books for grades are currently available, and introduce students to the basics of storytelling and narrative through fable, myth, parable, and more. For each level there is a student book and a teacher's edition. The content of both is identical, except that the teacher's edition includes answers many of them approximate for all exercises in the student book. While there is room to write in the student book, you could easily use it as a non-consumable for multiple kids.
A one semester course for grades 3 or 4 and up A Creative Approach to the Classical Progymnasmata-Think of the progymnasmata as a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric. What is an apprentice? It is a young person who is learning a skill from a master teacher. Our students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history. Students are often expected to write with no clear model before them. Modern composition scolds traditional writing instruction as rote and unimaginative.