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Writing and Rhetoric Series

Classical Academic Press

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, p. x). Many classical educators have begun to implement the progymnasmata, the ancient classical exercises for teaching these skills. Author Paul Kortepeter builds on the foundation of the progymnasmata, but updates it with methods such as those recommended by Charlotte Mason.

The progymnasmata are based on the idea that children should learn how to write by working from models rather than by dreaming up their own ideas. So students work through models of various forms of writing beginning with narratives and working up through expository, descriptive, and persuasive writing. Students simultaneously develop rhetorical skills in the same sequence.

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