GRADES 3-9 | WRITING

Writing & Rhetoric

The Writing & Rhetoric series employs 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. Through Writing & Rhetoric and the Progymnasmata, your students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history!

Writing & Rhetoric emphasizes 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. What’s 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.

Writing & Rhetoric Sample Lesson and Progymnasmata Overview

with Writing & Rhetoric author Paul Kortepeter!

What's in the Writing & Rhetoric Program?

The Writing & Rhetoric full program includes:

• Student Edition
• Teacher's Edition
• Audio Files

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 1
Grade 3/4

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Suggested Schedule (PDF)

Scope & Sequence (PDF)

Errata Sheet (PDF)

Fable Rubric (PDF)
Summary Rubric (PDF)
Amplification Rubric (PDF)

Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 2
Grade 3/4

Extra Resources

For placement recommendations and other questions, please see our FAQ page.

Suggested Schedule (PDF)

Scope & Sequence (PDF)

Errata Sheet (PDF)

Summary Rubric (PDF)
Narrative Rubric (PDF)
Amplification Rubric (PDF)

Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 3
Grade 4/5

Extra Resources

For placement recommendations and other questions, please see our FAQ page. Suggested Schedule (PDF) Scope & Sequence (PDF) Narrative II Rubric (PDF) Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata Ask the Magister (teacher)

Writing & Rhetoric Book 4
Grade 4/5

Extra Resources

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Suggested Schedule (PDF)

Scope & Sequence (PDF)

Chreia & Proverb Rubric (PDF)

Errata Sheet (PDF)

Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 5
Grade 5/6

Extra Resources

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Suggested Schedule (PDF)

Scope & Sequence (PDF)

Refutation & Confirmation Rubric (PDF)

Errata Sheet (PDF)

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 6
Grade 5/6

Extra Resources

For placement recommendations and other questions, please see our FAQ page. Suggested Schedule (PDF) Scope & Sequence (PDF) Commonplace Rubric (PDF) Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata Ask the Magister (teacher)

Writing & Rhetoric Book 7
Grade 6/7

Extra Resources

For placement recommendations and other questions, please see our FAQ page. Suggested Schedule (PDF) Scope & Sequence (PDF) Encomium & Vituperation Rubric (PDF) Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata Ask the Magister (teacher)

Writing & Rhetoric Book 8
Grade 6/7

Extra Resources

For placement recommendations and other questions, please see our FAQ page. Suggested Schedule (PDF) Scope & Sequence (PDF) Comparison Rubric (PDF) Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata Ask the Magister (teacher)

Writing & Rhetoric Book 9
Grade 7/8

Writing & Rhetoric Book 10
Grade 7/8

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 11
Grade 8/9

Writing & Rhetoric Book 12
Grade 8/9

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