Composition I Invention and Persuasion Teacher Edition
Composition Volume I: Invention and Persuasion - Teacher's Edition is a companion text. It gives guidance and suggestions on how to teach the student text. Its notes, plans, and assessments inform and advise.
Having a substantial grasp of English grammar and sentence structure, your students are ready to learn to compose in various writing formats. It’s the time to take off the writing “training wheels.” Creating short stories, personal stories, persuasive essays, crafted narratives, and other writing forms will help them develop their skills. Composition I teaches them to turn phrases and lead readers of their writing through a cleverly composed piece.
Veritas and the publishers of WORLD Magazine have partnered to create a text that challenges students to engage in purposeful writing. Rather than rely on the “canned assignments” common in other curricula, the text tackles the fundamentals of essay writing and persuasion as well as introduces students to the power of storytelling. Students will learn not only how to argue for their beliefs, but how to express themselves in their own, unique voice.
Students and their families will find here the helpful preparation they will need as Christian wordsmiths, both in their undergraduate and more advanced studies and later on in the workplace. In those regards, this manual has no equal. —Joel Belz, Founder of WORLD Magazine
The most impressive thing I noticed about this program from Veritas is the variety of assignments. The writing prompts are well thought-out and well-directed, but the topics are both timely and timeless. In a lesson on the effectiveness of advertising, students remark on a popular chicken restaurant and their animal-centered ads. Being a critical reader leads to being an effective writer, and the lessons mix traditional writing instruction with engaging text. Students are encouraged to have opinions and communicate them effectively. A strong writer can pretty much use this course independently. The parent/teacher role is to give specific feedback, encourage your writer, and be an audience for them. There are 40 lessons and the teacher guide has reduced student pages plus tips for the lessons below. Suggested schedules in the back include a 2-day option and a 5-day plan. Basic grading rubrics in the teacher guide offer loose guidance for grading essays. Instruction is from the writers of World Magazine, so it is recommended that you have it or other magazines with images and ads, plus a dictionary and thesaurus. For a student interested in pursuing journalism, this will likely be their favorite course! The hardbound teacher guide is 357 pages, and the softbound student text is 312 pages. ~Sara
These materials contain both instruction and writing assignments but are not as broad in scope (types of writing) as the comprehensive programs.