York Community High School

Oral Interpretation/Forensics

Grades 9 -12 / 1 Semester - 1.0 credit


This class focuses on the performance of literature and advanced speeches.  Much of the semester is built around forensics events which attempt to capture the meaning of literature through performance.  Students are exposed to prose and verse reading, humorous and dramatic interpretation of drama, extemporaneous speaking, oratory, oratorical declamation, radio speaking, special occasion speaking and impromptu speaking.  Students learn the IHSA requirements for each forensics event.