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Apr 25, 2023 to Jun 27, 2023

CAD $100

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST


Novel Study and Debate

Middle School Language Arts

Teacher: Nadia Akhtar

This course is designed to develop the communication skills needed for

success in secondary school academic programs and in students' daily lives. Students will

develop critical and creative thinking skills as they analyze texts, interpret ideas and

information, and create texts in a variety of forms. An important emphasis throughout the

course is to develop strategies that contribute to clear, correct, and effective communication

through debates, discussion and writing.

This course will involve a debate-based on the Life of Muhammad Ali

Novel:  The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflection on Life's Journey

Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known and best-loved celebrities and an international good-will ambassador, offers inspiration and hope as he describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains him.

"During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing. You saw only a part of me. After I retired from boxing my true work began. I have embarked on a journey of love."


Refund Policy

If you choose to withdraw from the course, please see below:

April 1st:  90% refund

April 20th:  50% refund

After the first class:  50% credit or 25% refund

Muhammad Ali

In short stories, we learned how to identify different parts of a story and the themes in the story. I enjoyed reading the short stories and found them quite interesting. In novel studies, I enjoyed reading the books and afterward having debates about topics in the book. 

It was really fun when we did impromptu debates because we learned how to prepare a small speech on any topic in just a few minutes.

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