A Look at Writing & Rhetoric Book 7 {from Classical Academic Press}

A Look at Writing & Rhetoric Book 7 {from Classical Academic Press}

Classical Academic Press produced the Writing & Rhetoric series with the goal of using the ancient system of persuasive writing, the progymnasmata, as a foundation. This method was used during ancient times to teach students how to speak and write persuasively. Classical Academic Press has revived the methodology so homeschool moms don’t have to figure it out all on their own. The seventh book in the series, Encomium & Vituperation, focuses on teaching students to write persuasive essays. They’ll learn to write an encomium (an essay that praises the virtues of someone) and a vituperation (an essay that focuses on the faults of a historical figure).



Teaching Kids to Think Logically with The Discovery of Deduction

Teaching Kids to Think Logically with The Discovery of Deduction

If you’re familiar with Classical education and homeschooling, you probably know that Logic is one of the recommended courses that should be covered. What’s a little more difficult to decide is the resources that you should use to teach the subject!

Thankfully, Classical Academic Press has the subject well in hand with their resources. They offer a variety of programs that teach the art of logic including The Discovery of Deduction, which introduces the concept of Formal Logic.



A Look at Writing & Rhetoric: Commonplace

A Look at Writing & Rhetoric: Commonplace

The Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press is a Classical program (but you certainly don’t need to follow the Classical methodology to use the series!). It’s modeled after the progymnasmata which is a method of teaching students to speak and write persuasively. Designed by ancient teachers, it focuses on using a carefully sequenced series of exercises to teach these skills. Writing & Rhetoric: Commonplace is the sixth book in the series.



A Look at Writing & Rhetoric: Refutation & Confirmation

A Look at Writing & Rhetoric: Refutation & Confirmation

If you have a creative, wiggly child, you know how difficult it can be to find a writing program that fits. So often, creative children have a hard time sitting still long enough to get their thoughts down on paper. {Or sometimes those writing assignments just aren’t that interesting -- we’ve all been there!} 

We’ve tried a few different programs with varying success but the one standout program that my creative daughter just loves is the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press. Here’s a look at the fifth book in the series - Confirmation & Refutation.