Speak Out: Debate and Public Speaking in the Middle Grades

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Speak Out! is a primer for beginning and intermediate students participating in class and contest debates. Designed to support the largest and fastest growing middle-school debate program in the world, it offers students clear, concise information on public speaking and debating. Combining the practical and theoretical, Speak Out! teaches students the basics of public speaking argumentation, and research, and helps them prepare for debate competitions and classroom debates. Exercises give students hands-on experience with important topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932716023
  • Publisher: International Debate Education Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 513,185
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to public speaking and debating 15
Ch. 2 Introduction to debating 43
Ch. 3 The middle school public debate program format 53
Ch. 4 Making arguments 83
Ch. 5 Answering arguments 103
Ch. 6 Learning to research 109
Ch. 7 Making arguments matter : impacts 133
Ch. 8 Opposition strategies 139
Ch. 9 The debate competition 149
App. 1 Issue analysis form 159
App. 2 Debate resources on the Web 161
App. 3 The middle school public debate program judging manual 163
App. 4 Tips for judges 181
App. 5 Sample topics for debate 183
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2008

    Perfect for students, parents, and teachers

    I teach debate and we use this as our textbook. I strongly recommend that anyone interested in debate read this book. It's great for parents who want to learn more about parliamentary debate, how it works, and how your children will be judged if they compete in tournaments. Even if you don't have a team or don't want to compete, this is full of valuable information for the constant debates of life.

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