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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 #: 003606
    ISBN: 9781930953550
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  • Item #: 057869
    ISBN: 9780890517703
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    ISBN: 9780890517116
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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 #: 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 #: 018490
    ISBN: 9781930953451
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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 #: 010221
    ISBN: 9781600512162
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  • Item #: 058683
    ISBN: 9780205175482
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers. This fresh interpretation of the ancient canons of composing--invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery--shows that rhetoric, as it was practiced and taught by the ancients, was an intrinsic part of daily life and of communal discourse about current events. The book presents stasis theory, common and special topics, formal topics, ethos, pathos, extrinsic proofs, and Aristotelian means of reasoning, and it places particular emphasis on the classic balance between principles and practice by offering ample opportunities for students to develop habits of rhetorical thinking and composing. The authors' engaging discussion and their many contemporary examples of ancient rhetorical principles present rhetoric as a set of flexible, situational practices. This practical history draws the most relevant and useful concepts from ancient rhetorics and discusses, updates, and offers them for use in the contemporary composition classroom.
  • 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 #: 010228
    ISBN: 9781600512186
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 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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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) 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 #: 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 #: 059115
    ISBN: 9781600512353
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    (Description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) A Creative Approach to the Classical ProgymnasmataThink 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. It takes imitation to task for a lack of freedom and personal expression. And yet, effective communication from writer to reader always requires some sort of form and structure. Many of historys greatest writers learned by imitation. In other words, writing takes the same kind of determined study as ballet or diving. Creativity uses conventional form as a stage or a springboard from which to launch grand jets and somersaults. Too often students are expected to tackle complex writing assignments without learning the necessary intermediate steps. The assumption is that because most everyone can speak English well enough to be understood, and form letters with a pencil, that everyone should be able to write well. Yet how many of us would expect a child to sit at a piano, without piano lessons, and play a concerto? Writing is never automatic.

    The Writing & Rhetoric series method employs fluent reading, careful listening, models for imitation, and progressive steps. It assumes that students learn best by reading excellent, whole-story examples of literature and by growing their skills through imitation. Each exercise is intended to impart a skill (or tool) that can be employed in all kinds of writing and speaking. The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex. Whats more, the exercises are cumulative, meaning that later exercises incorporate the skills acquired in preceding exercises. This series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric.

    This book exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend. It includes a variety of culturally important examples. All of the skills practiced in Narrative I are extended and new skill sets are introduced, including identifying the difference between fact and opinion and learning to ask the five Ws of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why.

    Lessons includes: how to define and identify types of narrative, how to outline stories, how to get a story off the ground, how the protagonist and antagonist develop the central story conflict, how to discern the difference between fact and opion in historical narrative and legend, how to identify the Five Ws of an historical narrativewho, what, when, where, why; how to summarize a longer narrative in writing, rewriting: what happens when you change the point ofview and the protagonist, how to appy storytelling skills, elocution skills and oration.
  • Item #: 059116
    ISBN: 9781600512360
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    (Description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) A Creative Approach to the Classical ProgymnasmataThink 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. It takes imitation to task for a lack of freedom and personal expression. And yet, effective communication from writer to reader always requires some sort of form and structure. Many of historys greatest writers learned by imitation. In other words, writing takes the same kind of determined study as ballet or diving. Creativity uses conventional form as a stage or a springboard from which to launch grand jets and somersaults. Too often students are expected to tackle complex writing assignments without learning the necessary intermediate steps. The assumption is that because most everyone can speak English well enough to be understood, and form letters with a pencil, that everyone should be able to write well. Yet how many of us would expect a child to sit at a piano, without piano lessons, and play a concerto? Writing is never automatic.

    The Writing & Rhetoric series method employs fluent reading, careful listening, models for imitation, and progressive steps. It assumes that students learn best by reading excellent, whole-story examples of literature and by growing their skills through imitation. Each exercise is intended to impart a skill (or tool) that can be employed in all kinds of writing and speaking. The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex. Whats more, the exercises are cumulative, meaning that later exercises incorporate the skills acquired in preceding exercises. This series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric.

    This book exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend. It includes a variety of culturally important examples. All of the skills practiced in Narrative I are extended and new skill sets are introduced, including identifying the difference between fact and opinion and learning to ask the five Ws of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why.

    Lessons includes: how to define and identify types of narrative, how to outline stories, how to get a story off the ground, how the protagonist and antagonist develop the central story conflict, how to discern the difference between fact and opion in historical narrative and legend, how to identify the Five Ws of an historical narrativewho, what, when, where, why; how to summarize a longer narrative in writing, rewriting: what happens when you change the point ofview and the protagonist, how to appy storytelling skills, elocution skills and oration.
  • Item #: 010250
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    Topics include: rhetorical style, argumentative writing, synthesizing ideas with research, thesis statement, primary & secondary sources, point of view, genre, and more.

  • Item #: 025069
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    With this level of the progymnasmata, the focus is on ceremonial rhetoric rhetoric used for special occasions. (For instance, to praise or blame a person, place or event; think anniversaries or funerals). Writing about historical figures involves encomia (praise), invectives (blame), ancient and modern comparison essays, letter writing, and speeches. Bonus coverage includes standardized test essays, college admissions essays, and how to evaluate your own test essay. Classic literary models include Plutarchs Lives, Ciceros letters, and selections from Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War. Modern literary models include Uncle Toms Cabin, Silas Marner, and selections from Jane Austen. The Plutarch Companion (answer key and teacher notes) is available as a free download from the publishers website. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 056809
    ISBN: 9781615382835
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) First Forms grammar-first approach focuses on grammar forms and vocabulary because these are the skills suitable for the grammar stage student. Syntax (how to use the grammar) and translation are logic and rhetoric stage skills, respectively, and quickly overwhelm the student unless they are introduced at a slow, gentle pace and taught for mastery. Based on twenty years of teaching experience, this revolutionary "grammar-first" series will be your guide as you and your students successfully climb the mountain of Latin Grammar all the way to the top!
  • Item #: 051640
    ISBN: 9780984010806
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    We know we can trust IEW and now Mary Pryor to provide academically rigorous college prep material. With the goal of preparation for the AP English Language exam, the student is led step-by-step through style analysis as well as argument and synthesis essays (i.e. analysis of rhetorical strategies). Literature focal points are non-fiction works, mythology, and MacBeth. The student learns to evaluate and edit their own written responses, a major step toward confidently setting foot in the AP test room or a college classroom. Spiral-bound. Janice

  • Item #: 010252
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    Paper organization; forming, articulating, and supporting thoughts; examination of established and alternative styles of rhetoric; and writing examples from past and present.

  • Item #: 032016
    ISBN: 9780979833304
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    This little book might be titled A career-oriented Mom finds her way home committed to educating her children and along the way rediscovers classical education methodologies and applies them in a consistent way with her own children instilling in them a love for learning and then finds a way to introduce others to the same methodology. More than just her story, Leigh Bortins, communicates the principals that motivate us as parents to provide a home-centered education for our children as she seeks to convince us that the tried and true classical techniques of education through grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric produce the fruit of joyous learning, glorifying God and discipling the human heart of our children. 124 pgs, pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 048808
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    Sparring with brilliant minds and finely-tuned rhetorical skills, William Craig (philosophy professor at Biola Universitys Talbot School of Theology) and Christopher Hitchens (atheist and journalist) squared off on the topic of Gods existence. Filmed before an overflow audience at Biola University, Craig opened the debate by presenting five arguments for the existence of God while Hitchens argued that a claim as large as Gods existence would need substantial evidence which is lacking. Presented in a formal debate format (a valuable example for debate students), both men present arguments, engage in responsive rebuttal, and answer questions from the audience. The result is a compelling clash of worldviews and an examination of the major arguments for and against Christianity and atheism. The set includes both the Debate DVD plus a DVD of Bonus Features the pre-debate press conference, question-and-answer session, and interviews with Hitchens and Craig. 178 mns. ~ Janice
  • Item #: 014527
    ISBN: 9780898707168
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    Language development is significantly enriched by exposure to good poetry. This book is a great resource because in one volume, it contains many poems that concern noble actions or ideas. This book contains all the poems recommended in Laura Berquists Designing Your own Classical Curriculum, with substantial additions for the high school years. The extensive collection includes poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Longfellow, Robert Browning, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and many others. It divides the poems into sections that appeal to students in the early years (K-3), at the grammatical stage (grades 4-6), at the dialectical stage (grades 7-9), and at the rhetorical stage (grades 10-12). It provides an introduction that suggests ways teachers can apply the poems to all grade levels. Following some of the poems that have more difficult language are study questions to get students to dissect the poem and really think about its meaning. An index of poets, poems, first lines, dictation selections, and selections to memorize are all included to make it easy to locate specific poems. ~ Rachel S.

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