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In LTW I, your students learned the basics of constructing a persuasive essay. By implementing the three canons of classical rhetoric - Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution - your young writers learned the process of crafting a coherent written argument, starting with the blank slate and ending with a complete and thorough essay. Our goal in LTW I was not so much to worry about the kind of persuasive essay the students were writing so much as it was to ensure they were growing increasingly comfortable with the steps necessary to create it.

In LTW II, however, you'll continue your study of classical rhetoric by studying the judicial address, which refines the persuasive essay taught in LTW I. So just as the elements of LTW I build upon one another, so LTW II builds upon LTW I. Click here to learn more about the judicial address. 

Through the eight lessons/addresses in LTW II, your students will work within the framework of the three canons, but each will be aimed at this new kind of address. This familiarity will empower you as a teacher and will provide confidence for your students. 

A note about the brand new edition: much is familiar: You will recognize the invention charts, the arrangement templates, and much of the format. But a lot is new as well. Featuring clarified teaching materials (with new discussion tips, simplified assessments steps, and improved examples), this new edition is the ideal follow-up for any teacher or student who is familiar and comfortable with LTW I.

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What You'll Find in Level II

A new focus on the judicial address (learn more here)

Plenty of review

A deeper understanding of classical rhetoric

Special Topics of Invention

Lots of additional schemes and tropes

New tools for review and assessment

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