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Spar Lit Jr. 7: Understanding Linda Sue Park's A Single Shard Through Debate

In this 6-week multi-day course we will explore the deeper meanings of the Newbery-winning A Single Shard, set in Old Korea, using debate techniques. ESL friendly, CEFR level — B1-B2 (intermediate) #academic
Cindy Frank
550 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
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$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
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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.
Optional homework assignments will be given after each class. If students are able to complete the homework a detailed response will be sent to each learner. 
Pencil and paper always! Copies of A Single Shard are available on Amazon or second-hand through Thriftbooks, and at Libraries everywhere. Any edition of the book is fine for this class.
I will be in touch with learners and parents throughout the course to give feedback on student progress.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Cindy Frank
Lives in the United States
Former Book Publishing Professional, High School Literature and Art History Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach
550 total reviews
609 completed classes

About Me

Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank!
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