602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-362-3102 Fax: 219-324-2142

Principal: Mr. Ben Tonagel
Associate Principal: Mr.Scott Upp

Speech Classes

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Debate

For ninth through twelfth grade students, this class prepares students to compete in interscholastic competitive debate. Classroom activities include study of the fundamentals of traditional debate, in-depth research, technical and persuasive writing and speaking, and the building of debate cases and debate briefs. Students gain an understanding of argumentation and persuasion theories and develop skills in logic and analysis. Students also practice student congress and selected individual speech activities. Since students in this class become members of the LPHS Speech and Debate Team, students must plan to travel with the team and to compete a minimum of two Saturdays per semester.

Advanced Debate

Advanced Acting

Advanced Acting develops the students' appreciation of literature, skill in analysis of drama through acting, body dynamics, voice dynamics, and improvisation in the process of role study and development.  Students will experience a wide variety of acting techniques that will enhance their appreciation and understanding of creative drama and formal theater. The course will study a single play in depth, design a set, create costumes, and will culminate in the performance of the play for LPHS. This course is by application.

 

Advanced TV Programming

This repeatable course provides an opportunity to produce TV programming that will air over the local cable system and allow students to pursue a specific area of TV production, e.g. director, talent, cameraperson. A prerequisite is TV Production.

Advanced Speech and Communication

Advanced Speech and Communication, a two-semester course for students in grades nine through twelve, continues to develop the skills learned in Speech. Major emphasis is given to the producing of formal speeches: extemporaneous, impromptu, and original speaking, group discussion and radio broadcasting, humorous, dramatic, prose, poetry, and oratorical interpretation. Students are given opportunities to express the subject -matter knowledge and content through various writing experiences, to read a variety of literary genre related to the course content, to research and organize the research, to outline, and to speak. Since students in this class become members of the LPHS Speech and Debate Team, students must plan to travel with the team and to compete a minimum of two Saturdays per semester.

Drama Arts

Drama Arts acquaints students with the fundamentals of drama: performing (acting), backstage (drama production), and studying famous Broadway plays (dramatic literature). The plays to be studied are Westside Story, My Fair Lady, and The King and I.

TV Production

This is a speech course that is designed to allow students hands on experience in all phases of producing a variety of television programs. Activities include operating TV production equipment, writing scripts, and participating as talent.

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