Forensics Club provides students with the opportunity for Oral Interpretation. This means that students interpret written literature for an audience by "performing" or "reciting" it in an original way.
- Prose--This includes novel excerpts, short stories, essays, editorials, journals, magazine articles.
- Poetry--Poems from any time period are acceptable.
- Drama--Any dramatic monologue, dialogue or scene may be used.
- Children's Literature--Stories for children ages 3 - 12 may be used.
- Humorous--Anything can be used as long as it's funny.
- Informative--Students research a topic, then teach from their own scripts.
- Persuasive--Students write and give their own speeches using researched data.
- Extemporaneous--Given a topic, the student must conduct research on the spot and give a speech.
- Acting--A scene from a play is memorized and performed by a group.
- Readers' Theatre--Group performance or interpretation of a scene using scripts.
Most interpretations run between 2 and 10 minutes. Written text must be present, but some portions are memorized. Students are allowed to compete in two categories at each meet.
See Madeleine Osgood for more information.