My co-op and I are new to the rhetoric level. We are doing year one and I am trying to do some advanced work to make our literary studies more cohesive for all teachers sharing this responsibility-teaching rhetoric literature. With that said, I am trying to come up with a list of terms that are the most important for them to know. I am using 1) Ryken's tests to look for terms, 2) SAP pages for which terms come up, and 3) Ryken's glossary in Words of Delight.
Here is my dilemma. By pouring over SAP pages for literature, I am coming up with terms that are NOT in Ryken's glossary in Words of Delight. Here are a few:
Type Scene-Wk 8
Point of View-Wk 8
Authorial Assertion-Wk 8
Normative Spokesperson-Wk 8
Devices of Disclosure-Wk 8
We took your advice from the Teacher Tapestry Training dvds, which states to start with the end goal you have in mind, and work your way back, to figure out how to get yourself there. Well, we want our kids to come away rich in literary terminology and understanding, so we went to the evaluations exams for the year and the SAPs as well in order to use that as a guide of what our kids need to know.
I have really only looked in detail at Unit 1, but I am quite unclear as to how we should select the most important terms. I do realize that Ryken's glossary contains many that we should know, but since there are others in the curriculum being singled out as "important", I'm not sure how to come up with a solid list for our own co-op. I realize that it would ideal for them to learn all, but we are trying to solidly shoot for a reasonable and attainable goal. Also, this group consists of freshman and sophomores only.
Thanks for whatever insight you can give as we plan for a successful year!