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English

Spar Lit Jr. 3: Understanding Literature Through Debate-The Westing Game

In this multi-session course we will explore the deeper meanings of Ellen Raskin's Newbery-Award winning The Westing Game through discussion and Spar Debate. ESL friendly, CEFR level — B1-B2 (intermediate).
Cindy Frank
481 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 46 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
8-12
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

*To gain confidence in speaking and organization 
*Understand all the basic ideas of debate and rhetoric
*Gain deeper understanding of literature through debate
* To communicate effectively through speaking, thinking adroitly and responding fluently
* Improve memory retention and organizational skills
* Gain confidence and poise in oral presentation
* Expand vocabulary and word usage
*To gain deeper understanding of the nuances of literature
Longtime teacher of literature for both middle and high school students. Founder and former coach of an award-winning Speech and Debate team that competed at local, state and national levels, long-time speech judge for local, regional, national speech events for NCFL and National Speech and Debate Association, former teacher of high school debate and rhetoric, art history, literature, and AP Language and Composition.
Students will be required to read the portions of the text we will be considering for the upcoming week.  There is optional written homework after each class. If learners choose to do the optional homework they will receive immediate written feedback on their assignments. 
Pencil and paper always!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I will be send written responses to students throughout the class .
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The Westing Game, an exceptionally funny, puzzle-mystery book, has a mystery bomber as part of the storyline. As presented in the story, the bombs planted are meant to gain attention rather than create harm. A key character dies of old age at the end of the book. The Westing Game is a Newbery Honor Book for 1979, chosen as the best children's book of the year by The American Library Association and celebrated as the ranked number one among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal in 2012.  The reading age for the book is 8 to 13. Please  contact me directly if there are further questions or concerns. 
The Westing Game is available through Amazon or at your local library. https://www.amazon.com/Westing-Game-Puffin-Modern-Classics/dp/014240120X

Teacher

Cindy Frank
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Former High School Literature and Art History Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach
481 total reviews
499 completed classes

About Me

Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank!

*Classes limited to 6 students--all have a voice in the classroom
*Each session a full 55 minutes of teaching time
*Extensive and detailed comments on all homework assignments
*All classes are ESL friendly, CEFR... 
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