Course Description: This class is designed to teach elementary students the fundamentals of public speaking 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. Time duration: 1 hour.
Course Breakdown and Objectives
Getting To Know You Activities
Objective: Students will have the opportunity to get to know each other through expressing likes and dislikes, discovering things we all have in common, and the basics of being a supportive audience member when others are speaking. Students will also be able to express their creativity and imagination skills through group story telling.(See powerpoint for explanation of story telling activity)
The Me Box Activity
Public Speaking Vocabulary
Objective: Students will express their personality and things they enjoy through the “Me Box” Activity. This will help them to get comfortable with speaking to others in a group. Students will also learn basic public speaking vocabulary in order to prepare for their first formal speech.
Coming Soon to Theatres Activity
What are you teaching the World? Inspirational Speech Activity
Objective: Students will create a movie trailer/poster identifying the public speaking vocabulary and present to the class. This will give them the opportunity to learn the terms and exercise their creativity skills along with presenting before the group. This Class will also introduce the very first formal speech presentation and practice session.
Voice Drills Activity To Improve Articulation
What are you Teaching The World? Speech Delivery Presentations
Objective: Students will learn the importance of articulation and correct pronunciation of words and appropriate volume when delivering speeches. This class will also have students to deliver their first formal speech presentation.
Persuasive Speech Unit
Let’s Sell a Product!
Objective: Students will have the opportunity to work with a partner or on their own to create and sell a product. If student works with a partener they must both present. This will improve their ability to persuade and introduce students to the persuasive unit.
Persuasive Unit Continues
Vote Me for President!
Objective: Students will continue to learn further instruction on developing great persuasive speech techniques through the “Vote Me For President” activity. Students will also have the opportunity to ask candidates questions for clarification and continued persuasive techniques.
The Beautiful Speech
Objective: Students will find pictures of objects, people, and sights that they find are beautiful and present for a grade. The purpose is to be able to express their point of view without being afraid to do so.
My Favorite Story
Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to tell a great story through using book creator. This will enhance creative thinking and communication skills.
Objective: Students will be deliver a speech explaining how to do something. Week 9 we will work on how to organize the speech.
Demonstration Speech Presentation
*Activities may vary pending the pace of the class.
* Students will be given homework assignments.
About the Teacher
Ms. Bell has nearly 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in education. She received her bachelor’s Degree in Speech Education in 1998 (Northwestern State University) and Master of Education in 2007 (Texas A&M-Commerce). Ms. Bell has coached several district, regional, state, and national speech and debate team competitors. Her most recent accomplishment was receiving the first Diamond Award which was given by the National Speech and Debate Association to coaches for building successful speech teams (June 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.)
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