By Jay Heinrichs, author of Thank You for Arguing, Revised and Updated Edition (Three Rivers Press, August 2013).
Adding rhetoric to a literature syllabus can spark something surprising in students.
Few people can say that John Quincy Adams changed their lives. Those who can are wise to keep it to themselves. Friends tell me I should also stop prating about my passion for rhetoric, the 3,000-year-old art of persuasion.
John Quincy Adams changed my life by introducing me to rhetoric.
Thank you for your interest in The Martian: Classroom Edition (Broadway Books), featuring classroom-appropriate language, discussion questions and activities, and a Q&A with Andy Weir himself. With its compelling narrative and scientific content, the book is perfectly suited for both language arts and STEM curriculums. Additionally, our website and blog feature further resources to make teachers’ lives just a little bit simpler:
* An essay by Andy Weir and this interview in Education Week, which discuss the book’s ability to double as both novel and science textbook.
* A Teacher’s Guide aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Please email us for print copies.
* If you are a full-time teacher who is considering (or reviewing) the book for classroom use, please email us for a free review copy (while supplies last). Please note that this offer is only available to teachers; librarians, please feel free to share this offer with teachers at your school. (more…)