Writing & Rhetoric Book 3 : Narrative II (Student Edition)


A one-semester course for grades 4 or 5 and up In the award-winning Writing & Rhetoric series, author Paul Kortepeter has thoughtfully and creatively recovered the proven method of the progymnasmata, a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric.

Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II (Student Edition) is the third book in this 12-book series. Narrative II exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend. It includes a variety of culturally important examples. All of the skills practiced in Narrative I are extended and new skill sets are introduced, including identifying the difference between fact and opinion and learning to ask the five W’s of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why.

Lessons include:

  • How to define and identify types of narrative
  • How to outline stories
  • How to get a story off the ground
  • How the protagonist and antagonist develop the central story conflict
  • How to discern the difference between fact and opinion in historical narrative and legend
  • How to identify the five W’s of an historical narrative—who, what, when, where, why
  • How to summarize a longer narrative in writing
  • Rewriting: what happens when you change the point of view and the protagonist
  • How to apply storytelling skills
  • Elocution skills and oration

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