Tutor: Andrea Merboth
|Length: 1st Semester Only||Class Period: Wednesday, period 4|
have thoughts and ideas but speaking about them in public can be a
terrifying prospect. Jr. High Speech is a class where 7th and 8th
graders can approach building confidence and skill in public speaking
using fun techniques such as performing radio broadcasts, sports
broadcasting, sharing a story, summarizing a movie, imitating an
historic Bible person, and teaching a topic. There will be individual,
dyadic and group exercises to grow both speaking, and listening skills.
We will analyze a few speeches to glean styles and substances needed for
a good speech and end up having a whole lot of fun doing it!
Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held.
Tutor: Andrea Merboth has a BA in Occupational Therapy. She has homeschooled 4 children and been a high school Sunday School teacher for ten years as well as a coach/leader in Bible Quizzing for twelve years. For three years she was involved in the excellent Institute for Cultural Communicators (ICC) both in their speech/communications program and their debate program. She also has taught Speech for two years at the TRUTH Academy and has directed several plays, one-acts and skits, all which help to develop a student’s ability to speak in public. The comfort that Mrs. Merboth has in speaking in public was born out of her youth involvement as an assistant to a magician and later, to over ten years performing on stage with a band. Comfort on stage and before the microphone has opened many doors and proven that those who are comfortable and skilled will be the voice that is heard in a crowd-something which is critical to reaching the hearts of generations of people for Christ.
Cost: $205, $215 or $225
(depending on registration date)