There's still space available in this two-day workshop with Kim Donehower in early August!Dates: August 4-5 in Grand Forks
Instructor: Kim Donehower
Credits: OneDescription: This mini-institute is designed to give K-12 teachers an introductory course in classical to contemporary rhetoric, so that we might select useful ideas, terms, and techniques for our students and our teaching. The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts place tremendous emphasis on the "evidence-based argument," but there's a more important word buried (and sometimes misdefined) in the standards: "rhetoric." "Rhetoric," in the classic sense, is the study of persuasion, and it's difficult to teach students to read or write arguments without it. It encompasses everything from coming up with sound claims to the selection of evidence to audience analysis to persuasive techniques to word choice.
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