Showing all 4 results
Rhetoric Companion Answer Key$8.00Add to cart
At the end of each of the thirty-two lessons in The Rhetoric Companion text are assignments, recommended readings from classical sources, and review questions. Organized by lesson, this nifty booklet contains the answer to every “lesson review” question. It’s a valuable tool for a teacher who quickly needs the definition for pathos, the last canon of rhetoric, a quick discussion of ad baculum, or perhaps a couple examples of dactylic words.
Rhetoric Companion : A Student’s Guide To Power In Persuasion$24.00Add to cart
This textbook is designed for students of classical rhetoric who are old enough to drive, and young enough to still be breathing. It is offered in the conviction that God in His common grace bestowed a great deal of practical wisdom about public discourse on the ancient practitioners of rhetoric, and that we must hold what they taught up against the final standard of Scripture.
Definitions of rhetoric vary in the classical writers, but adapting one of them, with a peculiarly Christian backdrop and understanding, provides us with our working definition of rhetoric: “the art of a good man speaking well.” And in this “art,” you want three things to line up. You want convergence of ethos, pathos, and logos.
Logos: Logic is the foundation for logos. Logic deals with statements and their relationships with one another. For diligent speakers, and especially for those diligent students who are not all that confident, the inclination is to put all your eggs in the basket of content preparation. Logos is a great place to begin, but ethos and pathos are just as important.
Ethos: Give yourself to the cultivation of your character, but beware of the dangers of affectation. The problems attendant to this will be avoided if your first concern is that of worship, study, helping, giving, and so forth. If someone goes off to a good liberal arts college and comes back home with a tweed jacket with patches on the elbows, a pipe, and faux accent, and is twice as much of a snot as when he left home, the problem is ethos. Remember, a person cannot be a good speaker without being a good person, and this means that in the Christian worldview, ethos is holiness.
Pathos: We do not play with words, we work with them. And because we live in a fallen world, we fight dragons with them. Believe what you say, and say what you believe. And if you do not feel it at any level, this means you do not really believe it. This means there should be a correspondence between the content of what you are saying and how you are affected by it. If you shed false tears, then you are a manipulative, deceitful, treacherous hazard to the republic. Do not try to affect a group of hearers by anything that does not affect you first.
As a stand-alone text, this book can be used over the course of a term or semester. As a supplement or companion, it can be used in conjunction with some of the historic texts for the study of classic rhetoric, extended over the course of a year. Besides ethos, pathos, an
102 Great Monologues$16.95Add to cart
A sequel collection of winning monologues in the style and format of 100 Great Monologs by the same author. Rebecca Young knows how teenagers think and act – and what they like to talk about. These monologues and duologues may be used for auditions, class assignments or contest competitions. With such a wide variety of topics, there is a monologue to fit any student’s personality. All of the monologues are non-theatrical in style – they speak as teenagers live. Easy to stage. Sample monologues: Road Rage Victim, The Hero, Bubble-Butt, Bad Grades=No License, Living in a Bubble, Teenage Vampire, Cougar Mom, Who’s the Hippie?, Tattoos are Forever, Fender Bender and many more.
Speaking Out$19.95Add to cart
Section 1: Getting Started
Section 2: The Basics
Section 3: The Competitive Speaking Events
Section 4: Honing Your Skills With Assignments And Activities
Students need to understand that public speaking is a life skill that will improve their career and relationships with others. The book is divided into four sections. In these four sections are 31 chapters that cover all the basics of public speaking, from the vocabulary of speech and debate to how to develop listening skills. It includes learning games, information about group dynamics, visual aids, nonverbal communication, readers theatre, and choral reading. It covers competitive speaking events such as original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, policy debate, and the Lincoln-Douglas debate with exercises and activities for preparation. Also includes a section with notes for the teacher.