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Writing & Rhetoric, Books: 1-10 Lesson Plan Bundle  For Grades 3 - 12

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Writing & Rhetoric Books 1-10, Lesson Plan Bundle includes:

Writing & Rhetoric Book 1: Fable
Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative I
Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II
Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb
Writing & Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation
Writing & Rhetoric Book 6: Commonplace
Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation
Writing & Rhetoric Book 8: Comparison
Writing & Rhetoric Book 9: Description & Impersonation
Writing & Rhetoric Book 10: Theis Part II

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 1: Fable  For Grades 3 - 4

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 1: Fable lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

512160: Writing & Rhetoric Book 1 : Fable Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 1 : Fable Student Edition
By Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by reading excellent literature and improving their own writing skills by imitating those writers. For students who complete the entire program, they will read and learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing a unique style; this book, Fable covers narrative writing. 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 Fable, students will learn about the form of fables, discover culturally important examples, practice reading short texts, learn to copy accurately, strengthen their memory through dictation, gain opportunities to imitate sentences & fables, learn about the concepts of the main idea/character traits, and more.

Lessons start with the fable, and are followed by the student's narration of the story. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. "Go Deeper" questions are multiple-choice questions that cover writing concepts and vocabulary in the piece. "Writing Time" exercises integrate copywork, dictation, "sentence play," and rewriting exercises.

154 non-reproducible pages, softcover. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and covers the narrative writing style; it is the first book in the series, and is designed for grades 3-4. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative I  For Grades 3 - 4

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Narrative I lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

512181: Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 2: Student Edition
By Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by reading excellent literature and improving their writing skills by imitating those writers. Students who complete the entire program will read and learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing a 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 Narrative I, the second book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, uses parable, myth, and other tales to teach beginning writers the craft of writing well. Lessons focus on beginning/middle/end; written and oral narration; longer writing assignments; the main idea; conflict; adding dialogue and description; writing given stories; and more.

Lessons start with the fable, and are followed by the student's narration of the story in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. "Go Deeper" questions are multiple-choice questions that cover writing concepts and vocabulary in the piece. "Writing Time" exercises integrate copywork, dictation, "sentence play," rewriting exercises, and other assignments.

139 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and covers the narrative writing style; it is the second book in the series, and is designed for grades 3-4 and up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II  For Grades 4 - 5

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

512355: Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II Student Edition
By Paul Kortepeter / Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by reading excellent literature and improving their writing skills by imitating those writers. Students who complete the entire program will read and learn to write narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays while developing a 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 Narrative II, the third book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend, using a variety of culturally important examples. Expanding on the previous book, Narrative I, lessons are extended and new skills are introduced, including the difference between fact and opinion; learning to ask the five Ws of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why; how to define and identify types of narratives; how to outline stories; how to apply storytelling skills; and more.

Lessons start with the fable, and are followed by the student's narration of the story in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. "Go Deeper" questions are multiple-choice questions that cover writing concepts and vocabulary in the piece. "Writing Time" exercises integrate copywork, dictation, "sentence play," rewriting exercises, and other assignments.

192 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and covers the narrative writing style; it is the third book in the series, and is designed for grades 4-5 and up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb  For Grades 4 - 5

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

512421: Writing & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb Student EditionWriting & Rhetoric Book 4: Chreia & Proverb Student Edition
By Paul Kortepeter / Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by first reading excellent literature and then imitating those writers. 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.

Chreia & Proverb, the fourth book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, shifts gears from the style of the previous three levels. 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
  • Developing students' appreciation for the usefulness of concise sayings and actions and how these ideas impact their lives
  • Introduce students to the expository essay using a six-step outline
  • Giving students the opportunity to imitate and reshape proverbs and sayings
  • Introducing the idea of paraphrase as well as comparing/contrasting
  • Increasing understanding of the flexibility of copiousness of language through sentence manipulation.
  • And more!

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. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. "Go Deeper" questions are multiple-choice questions that cover writing concepts and vocabulary in the piece. "Writing Time" exercises integrate dictation, sentence play, point of view, and other writing topics.

186 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and covers the chreia & proverb essays; it is the fifth book in the series, and is designed for grades 4-5 or up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation  For Grades 5 - 6

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

512759: Writing & Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation Student Edition
By Paul Kortepeter / Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by first reading excellent literature and then imitating those writers. 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.

Refutation and Confirmation, the fifth book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, exposes students to "refutation," which is a short essay that attacks certain parts of a narrative. Students will learn to identify and refute parts of a narrative that are unbelievable, improbable, unclear, or improper. Students will also learn to write a "confirmation"-a short essay defending certain parts of a narrative that are believable, probable, clear or proper.

Lessons start with the reading selection, and are followed by the student's narration of the story in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. "Go Deeper" questions are multiple-choice questions that cover writing concepts and vocabulary in the piece. "Writing Time" exercises integrate editing, rewriting, storytelling exercises, and other writing assignments.

286 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and covers the refutation & confirmation essays; it is the fifth book in the series, and is designed for grades 5-6 or up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 6: Commonplace  For Grades 5 - 6

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 6: Commonplace lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

512773: Writing & Rhetoric Book 6: Commonplace Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 6: Commonplace Student Edition
By Paul Kortepeter / Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoricassumes students learn best by first reading excellent literature and then imitating those writers. 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.

Commonplace, the sixth book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, continues to develop of the art of persuasive writing and oration. Students will learn to create six-paragraph essays that argue against the common vices of people and argue in favor of common virtues. For example, cowardice and boasting are criticized while courage and humility are commended. Students will also learn to support a thesis statement, use comparison and contrast, use a rhetorical device known as "the contrary," and more.

Lessons start with the reading selection, and are followed by the student's narration of the story in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. "Go Deeper" questions are multiple-choice questions that cover writing concepts and vocabulary in the piece. "Writing Time" exercises integrate editing, rewriting, storytelling exercises, and other writing assignments.

Non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and is the sixth book in the series; it is designed for grades 5-6 or up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation  For Grades 6 - 7

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

773818: Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 7: Encomium & Vituperation Student Edition
By Paul Kortepeter / Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by first reading excellent literature and then imitating those writers. 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.

Encomium & Vituperation, the seventh book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, continues to develop of the art of persuasive writing and oration. Students will learn to write an encomium-a short essay praising the virtues of something or someone-as well as how to write a vituperation-a critical essay that reveals faults. While learning to write these essays of praise and criticism, students will also finish a research project on a fascinating person and learn to research a subject, take notes, create an essay from those notes, and cite sources.

Lessons start with the reading selection, and are followed by the student's narration of the story plus an annotation of the reading in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. The "Memoria" portion provides quotes to memorize and discuss; "Writing Time" exercises integrate information on types of sentences and a variety of other exercises that include finding and writing supporting information, background details, and other elements.

347 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. ESV, NIV, & KJV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and is the seventh book in the series; it is designed for grades 6-7 or up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 8: Comparison  For Grades 6 - 7

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The curriculum for this Writing & Rhetoric Book 8: Comparison lesson plan can be found by using the following link~

773821: Writing & Rhetoric Book 8: Comparison, Student Edition

Writing & Rhetoric Book 8: Comparison, Student Edition
By Tom Prible / Classical Academic Press

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!

Writing & Rhetoric assumes students learn best by first reading excellent literature and then imitating those writers. 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.

Comparison, the eighth book of twelve in the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press, teaches students how to write well-crafted, six-paragraph expository essays comparing two subjects. They'll learn how to analyze two subjects and compare similarities and differences between them while making use of a wide range of writing skills, including the ability to inform, to describe, to narrate, and to analyze.

Lessons start with the reading selection, and are followed by the student's narration of the story plus a few questions or annotation instructions in the "Tell in Back" portion of the lesson. The "Talk about It" section provides students with questions that require personal application and critical thinking. The "Memoria" portion provides quotes or related poems to memorize and discuss. The first half of the book contains "Go Deeper" exercises which help students practice important skills important to each lesson; "Writing Time" exercises are in the back half of the book include sentence play, copiousness and comparison exercises. "Writing Time" exercises may take more than one day to complete. The "Speak It" section, found in the second half of the book, provides opportunities for students to memorize, recite, discuss, debate, read dramatically, and act. "Revise It" exercises (also in the latter half) provides basic exercises that introduce students to revision and proofreading.

225 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Consumable workbook. NIV and KJV Scripture used. This workbook is part of the Writing & Rhetoric curriculum and is the eighth book in the series; it is designed for grades 6-7 or up. Covers 1 semester.

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 9: Description & Impersonation  For Grades 7 - 8

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 10: Thesis Part 1  For Grades 7 - 8

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