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High School Research Writing MLA Format

Tammy Bulford

        This course is intended to introduce students to the world of research writing. They will be learning the MLA style format. By the end of the semester they will produce a 5 page MLA style research paper complete with in text citations and works cited page.   Required Books: Dictionary, Thesaurus, & Laptop not required but highly recommended   Feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts or concerns. Tammy Bulford / email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   One Semester Class (2nd semester)

  • When: 3rd Period (2nd Semester)
  • Cost: Cost: $250 + $20 HERC fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8

High School Spelling Vocabulary and Grammar

Tammy Bulford

Mrs. Bulford High School Spelling, Vocabulary & Grammar One Semester Class (1st semester)   Required Books: Easy Grammar Plus / Abeka Vocabulary, Spelling & Poetry III student book     This course is intended to provide students with grammatical tools to help them speak and write properly.  There will be weekly spelling & vocabulary tests and weekly grammar assignments. The goal is to prepare students for Research Writing second semester.    Required Books: Easy Grammar Plus / Abeka Vocabulary, Spelling & Poetry III student book   Feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts or concerns. Tammy Bulford / email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • When: 3rd Period (Semester One)
  • Cost: Cost: $250 + $20 HERC fee
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8

INTRO to SPEECH AND DEBATE

Tammy Bulford

   The purpose of this introductory speech & debate class is to help students become comfortable discussing hard issues, so that when the time comes they can defend their faith and beliefs. First semester will take students through an in-depth analysis of several historically significant speeches. After close examination of each speech, students will write and deliver some of the following platform speeches: 1) Original Oratory (expository & persuasive) 2) Literary Interpretation (humorous & dramatic) 3) Other Speeches (prose, poetry & storytelling) 4) Limited Prep Speeches ( impromptu & extemporaneous) During the second semester, students will examine the lives of some of the fifty six men who signed the ‘Declaration of Independence’ and compare them to the men and women who currently run this great nation. They will then discuss the little compromises that are made in choices such as songs they listen to, movies they watch and how, over time, these compromises restructure their world views. They will debate controversial issues and learn to argue with rules as they begin to grasp team policy debate. This course will also focus on current events, helping students become able to think critically and communicate effectively about today’s issues. If it is in the news, they could be discussing it in class. This course will require research, a willingness to speak and a general understanding of our constitution.   Curriculum Required: 1) Bible / Dictionary/ Thesaurus 2) Great Speeches for Better Speaking / $14.75 @ Rainbow Resources A limited number of copies are available in the HERC library 3) Assumptions That Affect Our Lives by Dr. Christian Overman / $18.50 Rainbow Resources There may or may not be copies available in the HERC library 4) An Introduction to Argumentation & Debate by Christy Shipe / $5.00 Amazon 5) Laptop (NOT required but HIGHLY recommended) There are several copies available in the HERC library Questions are expected and encouraged. Parents are welcome to observe any class. Feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts or concerns. Tammy Bulford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • When: Thursdays 5th Period
  • Cost: Please contact Tammy Bulford for course price
  • Minimum Number of Students: 6
  • Prerequisite: Research ability / willingness to speak / general understanding of our constitution

Open Tutoring for All Things English

Tammy Bulford

    Tutoring for new or struggling readers will consist of two main parts:     READING Phonological Awareness Phonics and Decoding Fluency Vocabulary Comprehension   SPELLING A multisensory approach will be used so that the students can be successful in spelling regardless of his particular learning style. The key to this program is learning phonograms, which are the sounds that a letter or letter combination makes. Using this approach, after learning his phonograms, a student knows what his choices are for spelling that particular sound.  That is why students will start at the beginning with letters and sounds. They will then memorize the rules and the exceptions to the rules. The only “sight words” they will have will be the ‘rule breakers’. All teaching and lesson activities are multisensory with a strong emphasis on mastery learning based on reinforcement (games) and review.   The plan for all other English tutoring will be strictly student by student.   Feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts or concerns. Tammy Bulford / email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • When: 4th Period
  • Cost: $25 per session plus $40 HERC non-refundable fee for year
  • Minimum Number of Students: N/A
  • Prerequisite: N/A

SPEECH 1

Tammy Bulford

This course introduces speech making  based on a traditional approach.   Classical rhetorical theory will be covered and theoretical understanding and practical  application of oral communication will be developed.  Students will go  through an in-depth analysis of several historically significant speeches.  After close  examination of each speech, students will write and deliver some of the following: 1. Platform Speaking (Original Oratory, Expository, Persuasive) 2. Literary Interpretation (Humorous, Dramatic) 3. Other Speeches (Prose, Poetry, Storytelling) 4. Limited Preparation Speeches (Impromptu and Extemporaneous)  This course will also focus on current events, helping students  become able to think  critically and communicate effectively about today’s issues.  If it is in the news, we could be discussing it in class.  Learning how to adequately  communicate and discuss today’s issues will help our youth become better informed  voters, develop the ability to see both sides of today’s issues, and ultimately be prepared  to defend their beliefs. Questions are expected and encouraged. Parents are welcome to observe any class. Feel free to contact me with any questions, thoughts or concerns.     Tammy Bulford  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>       Required Book: Great Speeches for Better Speaking             

  • When: Thursdays 2nd Period 9:25- -10:45 am
  • Cost: $250 + Non-refundable $20 HERC fee (semester class)
  • Minimum Number of Students: 8
  • Prerequisite: None