Academics at Champion
The purpose of this course is to help motivate students to become lifelong learners as they develop a deeper and more diverse appreciation for good literature. Students improve their vocabulary, grammar, spelling, writing, speaking, reading, and teamwork skills. They are exposed to a variety of writers and writing styles from different time periods and areas of the world. Throughout the course, students are expected to apply their critical thinking skills toward literature of the world, their own culture, and literature as relevant to their world view.
Written and oral communication are a focus of this course, which involves debating, discussion, research, defending one’s opinions and/or beliefs, critically evaluating through use of oral presentations, PowerPoint presentations, written assignments, editing manuscripts, peer editing, questioning, answering, substitutions drills, role playing, dramatic presentations and/or readings, videos, creating “lost chapters or deleted scenes.” Students also hone their listening skills as audience members and/or teammates in the above activities.