Semester Schedule

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Debate: 

Students will be introduced to and learn the concepts, ideas, and strategies surrounding academic debate. Our facilitators will teach the key principles of the debate process, which include research and note taking, flowing, constructing rebuttals, and creating impact assessments. Students will also compete in mock debates and receive constructive feedback from experienced judges.

Public Speaking:

Students will be introduced to and learn the concepts, ideas, and strategies necessary for effective public speaking. Oratorical, extemporaneous, & impromptu speaking willbe explored while enhancing critical thinking, organization, critical listening, research, delivery,refutation, persuasion, argumentation, and conflict resolution skills. . Students will also compete in mock speech competitions and receive constructive feedback from experienced judges.

Policy, Public Forum and LD advanced training

Students will be introduced to and learn the advanced concepts, ideas, and strategies necessary for effective competitive level debating. Policy, Public Forum and Lincon Douglas debate formats  will be explored in advanced level while enhancing critical thinking, organization, critical listening, research, delivery,refutation, persuasion, argumentation, and conflict resolution skills. . Students will also compete in mock competitions and receive constructive feedback from experienced national level coaches and judges

Writing 

Writing-I (1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd graders) will focus on 3 rd Grade Writing Assessment. Writing-II (4 th and 5 th graders) will focus on 5 th Grade Writing Assessment. And, Writing-III (6 th , 7 th and 8th) students will focus on improving their writing with the 8th Grade Writing Assessment in mind (old assessments). Emphasis will be on practice writings in the three possible genres (narrative, informational, and persuasive) with individualized improvement plans based on strengths and weaknesses in the four grading domains (ideas, organization, style, and conventions). Students will work individually and collaboratively to recognize and implement strategies for writing improvement.