Writing and Rhetoric Book 5: Refutation & Confirmation Set

By: Paul Kortepeter

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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. Our students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history.

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A one-semester course for grades 5 or 6 and up

A refutation is a short essay that attacks certain parts of a narrative. In this book, students will learn to identify and refute, or criticize, parts of a narrative that are unbelievable, improbable, unclear, or improper. A confirmation is a short essay that defends certain parts of a narrative. When students see parts of a narrative that are believable, probable, clear, or proper, they will confirm them. After learning to identify the parts of a story that can be attacked or defended, students will practice writing refutations or confirmations using sound arguments to explain their opinions.

Be assured that this exercise of refutation and confirmation is not about taking the magic out of stories. On the contrary, it is designed to help students love truly good stories even more because they will think about them more deeply. As students practice refutation and confirmation in this book, they will not only learn to form arguments and express their opinions, but also to find delight in the stories they read.

Students will learn to:

  • Write four-paragraph essays
  • Outline
  • Refute or confirm parts of stories
  • Understand comparison and contrast
  • Introduce and conclude an essay
  • Use narrative to further the purpose of exposition
  • Use direct quotes to support an argument
  • Deliver writing orally
  • Revise writing

Suggested Schedule
Scope & Sequence
Refutation & Confirmation Rubric
Errata Sheet

Read more about The Method, Philosophy, and the Progymnasmata

 

Additional Information

Published Date

2013

Author

Paul Kortepeter

Publisher

Classical Academic Press

Format

Paperback, MP3 Files

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