Age range 10+
Welcome to the world of school debating and public speaking, the best training ground for speaking, reasoning, arguing and looking critically at the big issues of today.
Claire Duffy not only demystifies the process of debating and public speaking, but makes it fun by drawing on her many years of experience working directly with students, using language to which they relate. Learn all about the best way to prepare, the persuasive power of reason, the art of argument and rebuttal, and how to lose graciously. Including tips from the pros and a wealth of examples throughout, this guide is the essential handbook for making every spoken word count.
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Claire Duffy spoke to ABC News Breakfast about how to help kids conquer their public speaking fears here
Age range 12+
Doyou ever think about the structure and arrangement of what you say and write?And why it’s said and written like that and not some other how?
Has anyone ever asked you to catch ared big ball? No. Because in English we would say ‘big red ball’. Why is that? After the success of her bestselling TheAustralian Schoolkids’ Guide to Debating and Public Speaking, Claire Duffyturns her hand to helping students write well. In this easy-to-use and funguide to writing and grammar, children (aged 12+), their parents and teacherswill learn all they need to know about the elements of grammar, punctuation,spelling and sentence construction. With practical tips and helpfulstep-by-step examples, this book will help students master everything fromapostrophes to essay writing.
‘Any mention of grammar, punctuation and spelling can make students take fright. This clear and cheerful guide makes writing easy and will soothe any fear or dread.’ — Sue Butler AO, former editor of Macquarie Dictionary
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