This speech assignment hits Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards. It includes all directions and rubrics for evaluating Ted Talks, self-assessed practice speeches, and grading the final speech. Shared as a Word file so that you can make adjustments as desired. Speech requires students to tell a story, craft an argument, and employ a slideshow. Thank you, Hawk form a Handsaw.
Here are the speech requirements:
Introduction/Hook: Transition your audience from their own daydreaming to your speech—do/say something interesting.
About you: Tell us about you: your family, interests, activities, background, interesting facts, etc.
Best Book: Tell us about the best book that you have ever read—and develop an argument to defend it. State a clear claim and support it with reasons/warrants and evidence. Provide support in your slide show.
Story: Tell us a story about you. Share an interesting narrative about something you did or something that happened to you.
Conclusion: Share perhaps the most interesting thing about you and have a final comment that transitions you out of your speech. Avoid things like “That’s all.” Transition your audience back out of your speech.