08/24 - 04/23 M/W 8:00-9:00 AM or T/TH 8:00-9:00 AM
Using the Shurley English Method, students will master the various parts of speech through labeling and creating sentences. They will also compose three-point paragraphs consisting of point of view, time-ordering, persuasive essay, writing with dialogue, narrative writing, and descriptive writing. Students will also have the opportunity to develop and practice their speech skills as they take turns presenting their writing to the class.
Using Institute for Excellence in Writing's popular Teaching Writing Structure & Style, students will use history-themed texts to earn to:
outline and summarize
generate cohesive paragraphs
produce reports and critiques
translate their thoughts and ideas into writing
vary sentence structure
use interesting vocabulary
add literary devices
Students will complete a weekly essay and will each have the opportunity to present their essay to the entire class. At the end of the year students will present a research paper on an historical figure.
The curriculum also includes some suggested historical reading that will be discussed in class.
Great writing makes great speeches. In this class, high school students will not only learn the important skill of public speaking, but they will work on creating interesting and informative content that will keep people listening! Students will work on developing and sharing interpretive, platform, extemporaneous and apologetic speeches using the NCFCA Speech curriculum.