In these clubs, students will comprehend long texts while also refining speaking skills. Students will advance their writing, critical thinking, and research skills through essays in different rhetorical styles and summaries of reading and listening texts.
To accomplish these goals, students will utilize a variety of critical thinking and metacognitive skills to interact with club content. They will practice and utilize a variety of note-taking techniques through listening and taking notes to somewhat modified or authentic talks, texts and media. They will take part in small group or class discussions related to the club content and give short, unscripted presentations using notes, alone and in groups, live or recorded. They will also engage in pronunciation activities at home and in clubs and appropriately utilize new vocabulary learned in class in speaking and in writing. Students will employ the process approach to practice writing essays integrating proper mechanics and formatting Students will also practice writing summaries, improve critical thinking skills by developing and supporting arguments and opinions, and expand fluency through weekly club goals.