Apr 25, 2023 to Jun 27, 2023
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."
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
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.