This is a unique set of assignments that I complete with my Speech 101 classes. It could be used at multiple levels, and even tailored to fit different subjects. The first activity is an "Impromptu Roundtable," where students work in small group and all give impromptu speeches based on the same topic. The second activity is "Impromptu Speed Tables," set up in a similar manner to speed dating. Students partner off and have one minute to give impromptu speeches on multiple topics. They switch from speaking to evaluation as well.
This activity hits many learning styles and is a great demonstration activity. It meets many CCSS and state anchor standards.
This packet includes instructions, topics, rubrics, and a teachers' note. Please let me know if you have any additional questions!
Impromptu Speaking Unit
by Rilla Cooper
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