Does your child have trouble making presentations or speaking in class? Maybe the opposite and they like to talk all day? Is your child interested in joining a debate team or have passion for topics and like to speak out about it? If the above mentioned describes your child, then Friendly Conversations Speech and Debate Club is the right choice for them!
This class is designed to teach elementary and middle school students the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation skills that will enable them to develop confidence, self-esteem, critical thinking skills, creativity, and leadership. Participants will have a chance to improve their communication skills in a safe and secure environment. The classes aim to equip children to structure arguments, prepare debate cases, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, deliver speeches, and refute opponents. It will prepare them to join high school speech and debate teams in the future.
Students will be able to recognize, compare and contrast, identify, and deliver the three main types of formal speeches (narrative, informative, and persuasive). Students will also discover confidence in oral communication through storytelling. They will also employ imagination and personal interpretation while reading aloud previously written stories and prose.
Every Tuesday, 7:30 – 8:30 PM (Central Time), 15 lessons, 9/10/2019-12/17/2019
Who should take?
Recommended grade 3-6
What you will learn?
*Effective vocal techniques
*Effective Body Language
* Peer to Peer Evaluation
*Confidence in expressing individual thoughts and opinions, as well as researched facts
*Proper Speech organization
* Accuracy and frequency in citing sources
* Formulate, organize, and articulate thoughts and knowledge quickly
* Understanding debate format
Course Breakdown （first 10 lessons, you will view more other lessons after you enrolled the course)
Lesson 1: In depth exploration of vocal qualities
-Tone and Pitch
Lesson 2: Proper Organization of a Speech
Lesson 3: Intermediate understanding of Informative and Persuasive Speech
-Accurate citing of sources
– Body of education and selling points
-Solid Conclusions and “closing the deal”
Lesson 4: Crafting effective Informative and Persuasive Speeches
Lesson 5: Informative/Persuasive Speeches
-Students present an informative and persuasive speech (specific speech will be individualized and assigned by the teacher)
-Peer and instructor Evaluation
Lesson 6: Informative/Persuasive Speeches
-If student gave an informative speech in previous class, they will now give a persuasive speech and vice versa.
– Specific speech will be individualized and assigned by the teacher
– Peer/instructor evaluation
– Strong Conclusions and “closing the deal”
Lesson 7: Impromptu Speech
– Formulation of thought
Lesson 8: Impromptu speeches
-Students will give impromptu speeches
– Peer and instructor evaluation
Lesson 9: Argumentation
– Opening Statements
Lesson 10 : Argumentation
About the Teacher
Ms. Jimilee holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications and Theatre. While in college, she competed nationally as a member of the debate team. She has spent the last 20 years working in live theatre as an actress, director, and designer. She also spent time in the classroom as a teacher of drama, speech, and debate for grades K-12.
During her time in education in Texas, she was a UIL coach for middle and high school one act play, and advanced to state for the 1st time is the school’s history. She also coached 3rd-6th grade storytelling, impromptu speaking, and oral interpretation, where the majority of her students took home medals. Her hobbies include golf, softball, cross-stitching, Greek mythology, and puzzles.
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Lesson 1: Our voice is our greatest tool
-Tone and Pitch
Lesson 2: Structure of a Speech
Lesson 3: Narrative Speech
– Eye Contact
Lesson 4: Tell Me A Story
-Students present a narrative speech in a personal story
Lesson 5: Informative Speech
-Using notes or multi media
Lesson 6: Informative Speech Continued
– Body of facts
– Strong Conclusions
Lesson 7: Informative Speeches
-Students give a researched-based informative speech
Lesson 8: Persuasive Speech
– Finding a problem in need of solution
– Be convincing
Lesson 9: Persuasive Speech Continued
-Your opinion matters
– You’re selling something
Lesson 10: Persuasive Speeches
-Students give a persuasive speech
-Convince audience to change a behavior
– Peer evaluations
*Activities may vary pending the pace of the class.
* Students will be given homework assignments.