Gaining confidence as an individual speaker by gaining more finite principals of various genres of public speaking such as impromptu speech, informative speech, persuasive speech, and argumentation.
Students will be able to recognize, compare and contrast, correctly format, and deliver formal speeches (informative, and persuasive). Students will be able to quickly organize thoughts for an impromptu speech. Students will also discover the basics in argumentation in order to begin preparation for the debate. The bulk of learning will be attained through live evaluations and verbal feedback. Immediate instructor and peer evaluation is a proven learning technique in communication education and is a core competency in enhancing speech communications.
Lesson 1: Introduction
-Gauge confidence level
– Foundational questions
– Speech decisions
Lesson 2: Our voice is our greatest tool
-Tone and Pitch
Lesson 3: Oral Interpretation of written stories
-Making vocal choices
– Creating a vocal character
– Plot structure
– You are the story
Lesson 4: Continuation of voice and oral interpretation
-Editing text for presentation
– Cold reading practice
– Exploration of vocal options
Lesson 5: Present an Oral Interpretation
-Students read a story aloud
Lesson 6: Structure of a Speech
Lesson 7: Narrative Speech
-Personal Narrative storytelling
– Choosing material
– You tell a story, you don’t read a story
Lesson 8: Proper Organization of a Speech
Lesson 9: Basic Understanding of Informative Speech
-Using notes or multi media
Lesson 10: Intermediate understanding of Informative Speech
-Accurate citing of sources
– Body of education
Lesson 11: Presentation of Informative Speeches
-Students give a researched-based informative speech
Lesson 12: Basic Understanding of Persuasive Speech
– Finding a problem in need of solution
– Be convincing
Lesson 13: Intermediate understanding of Persuasive Speech
-Compelling research/opinions for “selling points”
– Making your mark with strong conclusions to “close the deal”
Lesson 14: Presentation of Persuasive Speeches
-Students present a persuasive speech
-Peer and instructor Evaluation
Lesson 15: Impromptu Speech
– Formulation of thought
Lesson 16: Impromptu speeches
-Students will give impromptu speeches
– Peer and instructor evaluation
Lesson 17: Demonstrative Speech
-Fundamentals of demonstration
– You become the teacher
Lesson 18: Presentation of Demonstrative Speech
-Students present a demonstrative Speech
Lesson 19: Argumentation
– Opening Statements
Lesson 20 : Argumentation (mock-debate)
-Students participate in a controlled mock-debate
Who should take?
Recommended grade 3-6.
What you will learn?
20 week course. Students will be able to recognize, compare and contrast, correctly format, and deliver formal speeches (informative, and persuasive). Students will be able to quickly organize thoughts for impromptu speech. Students will also discover the basics in argumentation in order to begin preparation for debate. The bulk of learning will be attained through live evaluations and verbal feedback. Immediate instructor and peer evaluation is a proven learning technique in communication education, and is a core competency in enhancing speech communications.
- 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
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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