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Speech & Rhetoric


Speech & Rhetoric

Full Year 1 Credit Course

High SchoolJunior High Level Class (Grades 8-12)

Meets: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CST

Instructor: Tamara Pool

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Speech & Rhetoric is a year-long, 1 credit class that counts toward required high school level language arts. This is a fantastic introduction to High School level written and spoken communication and will set your student up for future success as an excellent communicator.

Speech & Rhetoric will use the text, Skills for Rhetoric Student Guide, which will guide students through the following: 

Creative Writing

  • descriptive writing
  • poetry
  • short stories

Expository Writing

  • research papers
  • analytical essays
  • problem-solution writing
  • firsthand accounts
  • and more

Public Speaking

  • persuasive speeches
  • informative speeches
  • debates
  • and more

Speech & Rhetoric is designed to equip students to:

  • Build vocabulary by pursuing new words in speech and writing
  • Debate and communicate abstract concepts into eloquently-worded written and oral language 
  • Improve technical skills such as grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Enhance personal writing and speaking styles
  • Master standard forms for source citation including works cited, bibliographies, footnotes, and others

Why study rhetoric? Communication skills are among the most necessary soft skills needed for success, despite one’s vocation. Rhetoric is simply the art of speaking and writing well, persuading others towards a  point of view, learning how to compose a successful presentation-either written or verbal – and delivering it with winsomeness. It’s a well-known fact that the stronger the presentations you make, the greater your academic success, and this course is designed specifically to compel your student towards academic success. Rhetoric teaches us the essential skills of advanced learning and higher education.

Speech and Rhetoric are essentials skills for students as they move into more advanced high school classes and beyond. This foundational course will set your students up for academic and life success as they navigate our complex and ever-changing world.

Required Resources:

Skills for Rhetoric Student Guide

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you need help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

Pair this class with Biology, World History, Geography, Story of Christianity, and a Foreign Language for a robust year of dynamic learning. Purchase a Bundle for greater savings!


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