Speech & Debate for Grades K-3rd and 3rd-5th
Speech: K-2nd Grade Class offered:
Speech & Debate: 3rd-5th Grade Class offered:
- Wednesdays 11:30-12:30
- All classes cover similar areas of communications but are adjusted according to grade level.
- Continuing enrollment, from year to year, means opportunity for continued growth.
- Class assignments are varied from year to year with a few favorites repeated.
Noteworthy Aspects of the Course
- Students are not evaluated on a curve but against their own prior performances which serves to propel individual growth.
- Assignments that require outside of class preparation are alternated with assignments that require little or no outside preparation. There is also an attempt to keep load lighter during finals.
- This class is for students who are reluctant as well as those who thrive on performing (and every student in between those two extremes).
- New assignments are almost always given at the top of the class. This increases the importance of being on time.
- Listen & Learn (instruction, new assignments, notes)
- Performances & Review (from peers & instructor) or in-class time to work on group assignments
The year focuses on:
- Focus on Speech
- Introductions and Creating Class Connections
- Assignments likely to include
- Platform speaking (an original composition, either fully scripted or fully outlined)
- Literature Interpretation (somewhat similar to acting)
- Limited Preparation Speaking (speeches that require little or no at home preparation)
- Teaching and Evaluation will include every aspect of delivery.
- Focus on Debate
- An Introduction to the Basics of Debate (what it is and is not)
- Introduction to an Organized Debate Format
- Viewing and Analyzing Debates
- How to Construct an Argument
- To apply for enrollment through Pacific Coast Learning Center, click here.
- To explore plans and pricing, click here.
- To contact Rebecca Starbeck, click here.www.rebeccastarbeck.com/contact.html#/