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  • Item #: 031133
    ISBN: 9781591280781
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    Rhetoric! Does the very word strike fear, confusion, or disinterest? Its really much more than effective communication, although that would be the modern so-called equivalent. But classical rhetoric refers to thinking skills and an understanding of classical literature as much as it does to speaking skills. This course offers students the opportunity to gain a solid grasp of what rhetoric is and how to master the art. There are 31 lessons (3-7 pgs each) which teach each aspect of classical rhetoric, giving examples and providing diagnostic questions. Sidebar quotes from classical works on rhetoric illustrate and augment the lesson. Passages from these classical works are listed as suggested reading assignments. A writing exercise and review questions conclude each lesson. Two questions permeate all of the lessons: 1) How does classical rhetoric intersect with Christian faith? 2) What does classical rhetoric mean in the modern world? Students can use this book in two ways either as a stand alone course used over one semester or as a companion to historic rhetoric texts for a full years course. This course will especially be appreciated by students pursuing a Classical Education or, maybe more so, by ones who did not. I would recommend using this before your first college-level course. 157 pgs. pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 003606
    ISBN: 9781930953550
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  • Item #: 057869
    ISBN: 9780890517703
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  • Item #: 031164
    ISBN: 9781591281030
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) At the end of each of the thirty-two lessons in The Rhetoric Companion text are assignments, recommended readings from classical sources, and review questions. Organized by lesson, this nifty booklet contains the answer to every "lesson review" question. It's a valuable tool for a teacher who quickly needs the definition for pathos, the last canon of rhetoric, a quick discussion of ad baculum, or perhaps a couple examples of dactylic words.
  • Item #: 004365
    ISBN: 9780890517116
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  • Item #: 033461
    ISBN: 9780486437934
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    A student of the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle would ultimately become one of the most influential Greek philosophers himself. A man well known for his philosophies on various topics such as science, politics, and history, Aristotle disagreed with Platos thinking on the subject of rhetoric. While Plato considered rhetoric to be a practice of flattery and artifice with little relationship to truth, Aristotle defined rhetoric to be the study of the means of persuasion and regarded the art of rhetoric as a legitimate skill that can be studied. Aristotles Rhetoric is a definitive analysis on the topic and provides his methodology on combining the tools of persuasion for an effective presentation in both oral and written form. Divided into three parts, this book covers the speaker, the audience, and the speech itself. 171 pgs, pb. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 058683
    ISBN: 9780205175482
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    Ancient for Contemporary identifies the focal assertion of this course: the importance of studying rhetoric as taught and presented by the ancients but with the necessity of bringing it into context by applications to contemporary situations. For example, the ancients probably did very little writing of their arguments until after they were formulated but modern methodologies rely on writing as part of the compositional process. Chosen by Veritas as their resource text for rhetoric for this combination of old methodologies brought into the twenty-first century context, youll find here a thorough study of classical/ancient rhetoric invention, arrangement, styles, memory, and delivery. Each chapter looks at one aspect or skill of rhetoric and compares examples drawn from the ancients with contemporary examples. Always the emphasis is on a comprehensive understanding of what is being taught in ancient rhetoric but with an eye to contemporary applications. Chapters are predominantly instructional text but do include some discussion questions, and one or more sets of activities/projects complete each chapter.

    There is a wealth of solid, instructional information here, but the presentation is undeniably designed for a teacher-centric classroom. Nevertheless, careful reading of the text will provide a thorough examination of classical rhetoric and give the reader an astounding understanding of how it is being constantly applied in todays culture. 389 pgs, hb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 018491
    ISBN: 9781930953444
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    This text is by the same author and follows the same standards and format as Traditional Logic. Basically, it is a guided tour through Aristotles Rhetoric, and you will need a copy of that book to complete the course. It covers the first two books of Aristotles thoughts on writing and oratory, basically concerning the speaker and the audience. Those familiar with Aristotle will know that he valued content and quality of writing more than technique, and this study reflects that philosophy. It should be noted that this is not an introductory course on writing, but is meant to refine those skills that students should already have, for the specific purpose of persuasion. The book is well laid out and is designed so that students can be taught even by those with little experience with this topic. The course is designed to be consumable and will lead students every step of the way through a study on rhetoric over the course of a year. Tips on how teachers can grade the work and keep students accountable are included in the book. The first part of the course covers Book One of Aristotles Rhetoric: Rhetoric as it Concerns the Speaker. It starts with lessons on the scope and purpose of rhetoric and the definition and division of rhetoric. The rest of the speaker section is then divided into political, ceremonial, and forensic rhetoric, with several lessons per topic. The second part of the book then covers Book Two of Aristotles Rhetoric: Rhetoric as it Concerns the Audience. It then gives a basic introduction to Aristotles views on the subject and gives lessons covering Pathos, Ethos, and Logos. The text includes several ways to test students and helps them to thoroughly review and understand the content. Reading Comprehension Questions are the main part of the course and are designed to help students glean as much from Aristotles Rhetoric as possible by completing short answer questions. Evaluating Writing Assignments require that the student not only know what Aristotle said, but assess it on the basis of their own assumptions, which may differ from Aristotles. Weekly Research and Writing Assignments are designed to apply the lessons the student has learned. Reading Lessons are made up of questions based on Mortimer Adlers How to Read a Book, which are designed to help the student fully understand what, how, and why Aristotle says what he does. Logic and Latin Review Questions are review questions related to Traditional Logic. Though that book is not a prerequisite for this course and these questions can be skipped, the author does recommend completing that before beginning this. Finally, there are Case Study Analyses focusing on four speeches, which are classic examples of the three kinds of speeches discussed by Aristotle. Each case study is accompanied by questions relevant to the section of Aristotle just covered. These are designed as models for the students to imitate in their own persuasive discourse. The user-friendly format and multiple-aspects of reviewing make this a very complete review and guide for Aristotles Rhetoric. A Teacher Key can be purchased separately and provides detailed answers for the lessons and exercises. ~ Rachel S.
  • Item #: 018490
    ISBN: 9781930953451
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  • Item #: CLSRHT
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  • Item #: 029595
    ISBN: 9780075546023
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    Two of Aristotles greatest works, translated and available in one volume. Rhetoric has been translated by W. Rhys Roberts and Poetics by Ingram Bywater.

  • Item #: 001502
    ISBN: 9780890517109
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    A heavy-duty (and thoroughly Christian) writing course, recently revised. Use this course by itself or with its companion volume, Literary Analysis: An Introduction (see Reading section) for a complete English course. The author guides the student through various types of writing experiences by supplying ample explanation, a model (generally written by himself or one of his children), and plenty of practice! Each of the 35 lessons (formerly 26) should take approximately a week to complete. Students read through the lesson on the first day. Each lesson focuses on a specific type of writing and highlights a Writing Style skill. Warm-up essay subjects are provided for each day. These are intended to be short (one page or less) and take no more than a half hour to complete. Journal Writing (really, Bible study and reflection) is also intended to be done daily; the author suggests journaling through 1 Kings. A form for this is included in the books appendix. It is also expected that the student will read 35-50 pages in a good book each night, creating an index card vocabulary deck as he goes. To help in selecting appropriate literature, the author has included a list of books that should be read before graduating from high school. Because of the extemporaneous speech expected at the end of lesson 15, the student should also be keeping an extemporaneous file to prepare. During the week, the student will also be working on the major writing assignment for the lesson which corresponds to the writing skill being taught. Specific instructions for these (length and requirements) are given at the end of each lesson. Types of writing include: description, eyewitness account, summary report, firsthand experience, character profile, historical profile, analysis, synthesis, evaluation, literary analysis, case/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution, explanatory, and a major research paper. This last writing project covers a ten-week span and lessons focus on the skills and steps involved in producing a first-rate research paper from inception to conclusion. In addition to written assignments and the extemporaneous speech (since this is a writing and speaking course), in lesson 6 assignments include the presentation of an original oratory. As mentioned before, each weeks lesson includes study of a writing style technique or tip. These include: focus, combining sentences, expanding sentences, writing complete sentences, clear sentences, transitions, choosing the right word, quotation marks, and footnotes/endnotes. A very thorough (and demanding) course for your middle grader!

    A Teachers Edition is also available to help you get the most out of this program. For each lesson in the student book, it provides teaching plans, assessment goals, and evaluation tools to determine your students level of progress. The course is flexible enough to adjust the pacing for any student, but plans designed specifically for special needs learners to gain the maximum possible benefit from the study are included. For each weekly lesson, daily suggested activities and assignments are given. Additional teaching tips and activity ideas are included in the book and in the appendices. A DVD is also included with the Teacher Edition, which features the author, James Stobaugh, giving extra insights and encouragement. The Teachers Edition is very valuable in helping you get the most out of the student book and this great course.

  • Item #: 010221
    ISBN: 9781600512162
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  • Item #: 059525
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  • Item #: 059533
    ISBN: 9781600512773
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  • Item #: 059534
    ISBN: 9781600512780
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  • Item #: 010228
    ISBN: 9781600512186
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  • Item #: 059526
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  • Item #: 059527
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  • Item #: 059530
    ISBN: 9781600512759
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  • Item #: 059531
    ISBN: 9781600512766
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  • Item #: 010237
    ISBN: 9781600512193
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    Includes 10 lessons utilizing fairy tales, myths, and parables. Skills covered include main idea, dialogue, description, and conflict. Both books are about 140 pgs.
  • Item #: 059532
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    This course will introduce six-paragraph essays, supporting a thesis statement, arguments for/against, and inventing soliloquies to support an argument.

  • Item #: 042555
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    With the word progymnasmata showing up here and there, homeschoolers are becoming familiar with this collection of rhetorical exercises that has endured with success within the Western Tradition. This was the classical Greek method of building up the students reasoning and articulation skills through a series of interrelated, rhetorical exercises. Learning to write and speak more persuasively is a worthwhile investment of time and energy for the advanced student who already has a firm grasp of grammar. This series of 31 lessons is a teacher-oriented collection of lessons that the teacher can use to help teach rhetoric. Its not a workbook intended to teach the student rhetoric. A model check sheet is provided to help with grading. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 010224
    ISBN: 9781600512179
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    Includes 14 lessons, each utilizing one of Aesops Fables. Skills covered include summary, amplification, main idea, following an outline, and point of view and include the students writing his own fable. Both books are about 150 pgs.
  • Item #: 057417
    ISBN: 9781411470262
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    Publisher description: Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, these study companions and reference tools cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects, from Business and Computer Programming to Medicine, Law, and Languages. They'll give you what it takes to find success in school and beyond. Outlines and summaries cover key points, while diagrams and tables make difficult concepts easier to grasp.

  • Item #: 007941
    ISBN: 9781600512421
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  • Item #: 059528
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