Spar Lit Jr. Boot Camp 6: Understanding Harriet the Spy Through Debate

In this 2-week multi-day class (exact same content as my own 6-week Spar Lit Jr 6: Understanding Harriet the Spy Through Debate) we will explore the deeper meanings of this beloved book using debate techniques.
408 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time
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Mon Jul 18

Jul 18 - Jul 27 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We
10am - 10:55am

Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Aug 10 (2 weeks)
Mo, Tu, We
10am - 10:55am

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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. 
Paper and pencil always!
Copies of Harriet the Spy 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.
2 hours 45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Cindy Frank
Lives in the United States
Former High School Literature and Art History Teacher, Speech and Debate Coach
408 total reviews
372 completed classes

About Me

Hello, Everyone, I'm Cindy Frank!

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