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East Greenwich School District Summer Reading: Debate

Summer reading requirements at Cole Middle School and East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich Rhode Island

Summer Reading Requirements for Course: Debate

Debate Summer Reading Requirements

Two Required and One Optional Readings:

  1. One Choice Book. Select one book to read from the INJUSTICE FICTION or INJUSTICE NONFICTION reading options.  Complete the EGHS Choice Summer Reading Graphic Organizer for the book you selected to read from the fiction or nonfiction Injustice reading list. Make a copy of the graphic organizer and submit when you return to school.
  2. Read The 2018 Debate Handbook.  You will be assessed on the handbook when you return to school.  A number of resources have been provided for your convenience to help you understand and further review the handbook.
  3. Optional reading: A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston. The third, fourth and most recent editions are acceptable.

Required Summer Reading Book #1

  1. Select one book to read from the INJUSTICE FICTION or INJUSTICE NONFICTION reading options.  Click on the links above or select the tabs at the top of this webpage to view reading choices.  
  2. Complete the EGHS Choice Summer Reading Graphic Organizer for the book you selected to read from the fiction or nonfiction injustice reading list.

Important Information for Juniors and Seniors

Important Information for Juniors and Seniors:

If you are enrolled in two semester courses, you MUST read the required book for each course, but you need only read one choice book. You do not have to select separate choice books for both courses. 

Required Summer Reading Book #2

  1. Read The 2018 Debate Handbook.  You will be assessed on the handbook when you return to school. 
  2. A number of resources have been provided below to help you understand and further review the handbook.

California Speech Association finals: Very skilled debaters. Note the rapid-fire contentions, rebuttal, sign-posting and reasoning.

RI State Debate Finals: Resolution: "It's not only rainbows and butterflies. It's compromise that moves us along." Case Topic: Harry Potter should have been a Slytherin. Note the PM's creative, eloquent link between the resolution and case topic.

RI State Debate Finals: Practice flow on the PM's speech.

Optional Reading

*2 copies available at Rhode Island public libraries. Call or stop by your public library to reserve and pick up a copy.