9-12 Speech 2022-2023

Mondays, 3:00-4:00

Instructor: Kathy Zimmerman (B.A. English)  zimmermank517@gmail.com    832-640-1311

Class Tuition: $400 per year or 10 equal installments of $40

Supply Fee:  $55 per year, due at registration

*NOTE: There is a minimum of 5 students required for this class to progress; maximum is 18.

Course Description:
Fall – Literary Interpretation
Spring – Lincoln Douglass Debate, Biographical Speeches, Impromptu

This class will be an interactive class experience, with students completing homework assignments and then practicing new skills in class with coaching from the instructor. Students will work alone and in groups, increasing their speaking and critiquing skills. Each year, the fall semester will be dedicated to one type of speech. Students will spend the semester preparing for the presentation, which will be presented to their parents. The spring semester will be spent on training in other types of public speaking.

Speech will have a different focus each year in a three-year cycle. The class cycle is not progressive, i.e. students may enter Speech in any year and may continue to improve their skills throughout the three-year cycle.

Required Materials:
Loose-leaf notebook and paper with 5 notebook dividers

Pen or pencil, highlighter