Besides being very visually appealing, it hits just the right balance for us in terms of age-appropriate instruction and lively fun activities.
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I was blessed to be given a copy of the Writing and Rhetoric Fable book to review. This book is the first in their series of 12 books, intended to be used as a progressive 6 year 1 book per semester program, which starts out by using the skill of imitation as a foundation for learning writing.
Their creativity in approaching classical subjects, brings the classical model to life for kids who otherwise, would be left behind due to learning style or disability. Their multiple modality approach to classical subjects, such as Latin, has been an essential element to my homeschool.
Fables This first book in the series, focuses on developing narrative skill as an introduction to modern composition. Moral lessons are skillfully woven throughout, as you work your way through concepts ranging from easy sentence construction to more challenging changing point of view from third person to first person by the end of the book.
The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex for each chapter, and cumulative for the book overall. The baseline skills your child should have before beginning this book are; basic sentence construct - recognition of a subject, predicate and the absence of samecapitalization and simple punctation.
So it's intended for about a 3rd or 4th grader. To name a few of the main objectives: Of course, all done in their creatively classical way! Both of these writing programs are excellent and you can't go wrong - in my humble opinion. However, I recognize that it may not be for everyone.
IEW also may be less suited to those who struggle to learn. This may be especially helpful to those who struggle; having processing disorders, or requiring more creative, visual and kinesthetic elements to engage them or keep their attention.
With Writing and Rhetoric, your child can engage their imagination and get up and move - which are key elements for parents that have distracted, delayed or struggling learners. It requires very little prep ahead of time verses IEW.
It is much more of an "open and teach" curriculum -which may better suit busy moms. CAP does a great job of making this a layman book, you don't need to have strong skills in writing yourself to teach it and you may actually learn quite well alongside your child, if that's the case!
Overall, it's less cumbersome to me than IEW. In addition, I understand it to be more "classical" based on the progym ancient model of teaching writingwhich may or may not matter to you.
Summary Thoughts When you use Writing and Rhetoric you are truly teaching your child how to "think" about writing.Thank you, Classical Academic Press, for this program.
Please continue the good work of providing excellent classical materials that are manageable for home educators.” —Tricia, homeschool mom “I just want to say THANK YOU for the Writing & Rhetoric program.
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.
Classical Academic Press provides homeschoolers with a fun, easy-to-use classical curriculum that covers Latin, Greek, Logic, Spanish, Bible, and more. Tagged classical academic press, curriculum review, english, homeschooling, rhetoric, writing, Writing and Rhetoric Published by Katie I am a Catholic home-school mother of 5.
Classical Academic Press 02 May The goal of the Writing and Rhetoric series is “to prepare students for rhetoric, which is the art of writing well and speaking persuasively” (Writing & Rhetoric: Fable, . The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.
Using the four language arts—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—IEW methods have been proven to be effective for .