Block 1: English III
Block 2: English III
Block 3: Speech and Debate
Block 4: Plan
Speech and Debate:
Speech and Debate is a one-semester course involves students in the practice of composing and delivering various types of speeches and debates, both formal and informal. We also incorporate a comprehensive study of communication, focusing on effective communication skills in various modes (i.e. small and large groups, one-on-one, etc.).
Assignments, both written and spoken, focus on critical thinking and analysis. Written assignments stress the writing process and 6 Traits of writing (Ideas and Content, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions). The following is a general outline of the major units we study. The course content may vary to meet the needs of this particular group.
- Types of communication
- Speech organization and writing--Persuasive, Expository, Demonstration, Impromptu
- Skills for effective public speaking
- Oral interpretation
- Debate, Student Congress