Public Speaking & Rhetoric– Spring 2018


One-semester tuition. Payment due at time of registration. Monthly payment plan also available.



Teacher: Anne Campbell 

This is a one-semester class for 2017 – 2018. Contact me for monthly payment option.

Public Speaking & Rhetoric (Grades 6-12) is a one-semester course for homeschool students in grades 6-12. This course is designed to help prepare students for high school and college level work by introducing them to communication and public speaking basics.

In this course, students will:

  • study types of speeches–informative, persuasive, dramatic, and special occasion
  • read and listen to models of speeches
  • learn to choose speaking topics and adapt them for specific audiences
  • learn to research and support their ideas, prepare and present their own speeches
  • benefit from listener feedback
  • learn about the ethics of public speaking
  • learn techniques for managing communication anxiety

Class size limited–register early!

*We will meet for one hour every other week for class, and occasionally for relevant field trips. Students are expected to complete assignments outside of class time, such as reading the assigned works, writing assigned speeches, and working on research projects. Students should come to class prepared with required assignments completed in advance.

Included in the class:

  • public speaking basics
  • preparation fundamentals
  • organizing and outlining
  • language and delivery
  • types of public speaking
  • note taking skills
  • research skills
  • hands-on projects
  • cross-curricular connections
  • emailed handouts to print out at home
  • assignments graded by me
  • course description and certificate of completion for your portfolio
  • consultation with me for suggestions to fulfill specific portfolio and transcript requirements

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Class Schedule

Classes meet on Thursdays every other week from January through May. In person class times are from 11:00 -12:00.


Both of our daughters have graduated, being homeschooled from start to finish. One has graduated from college, and the other is a college freshman this year. We couldn’t have done that as successfully without partnering with others who shared their gifts, talents, and strengths in some areas. Anne Campbell was one of those “partners”. Our oldest was an avid reader; our youngest was not. However, upon joining Anne’s book discussion, that changed. With Anne’s passion for Literature and Composition and her creativity in activities, our daughter not only gained an enjoyment for reading, but became a great writer, as well. I am so thankful for the impact Anne had on our daughter’s high school years and for linking arms with us in that aspect of our homeschooling journey. -Tracy E.


If you are considering taking classes with Anne, I highly recommend them. She is a fun, thorough teacher and my children love her!!! -Jennifer H.


For any homeschoolers in the area, check this out. Anne is an amazing teacher with a true gift for bringing the material alive for her students. I can not recommend her highly enough. Share with your homeschool friends, too! -Sonya W.


I want to encourage anyone who is looking for an English class to talk with Anne about this class. My younger son participated for 3 years. When I compare it with what my older son did in co-ops, it was hands down superior. His college English professors have told him he is one of the best students they have in their classes.
The added bonus was the camaraderie that developed between the regulars in Anne’s classes. .
She formerly taught high school English and has homeschooled her 3 sons from the beginning of their school days. Her older son graduated as valedictorian of their homeschool association. She is an exceptional resource for the homeschool community.
Run, don’t walk, to sign up for this class or anything else she offers! -Carol S.


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