Saugus High School

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Course Description

 Click here for the Writing Resource Padlet.


This one-semester course (can take it twice for credit) is designed to help students improve their speaking skills, their writing skills, and their understanding of literature. Students will analyze the structure and content of effective speeches, will write and present speeches using techniques studied, and will learn to listen with critical attention. They will study and analyze literary works, interpret them orally, and write critically about them.


Course units include:

  1. What is Rhetoric
  2. Speeches of Literature
  3. Speeches of History
  4. Expository Speeches
  5. Spontaneous Speeches
  6. Special Occasion Speeches

Recent Posts

11/13/19--Class Agenda

*finish chunking speech
*draft speech
HW: work on drafting speech and practice timing

11/08/19--Class Agenda

*Turn in historical speech scripts with notes and assignment sheets
*Finish message assignment and start planning speech