Public speaking can be difficult for students, but allowing them to chose their topic makes them more interested and engaged in the research and speech writing process! This zip file includes TWO choice boards (9 informative topics on each board), a two-page guide for students, and a grading rubric.
The choice boards cover a variety of topics: science, environmental issues, history, and arts/media.
-What are the effects of global warming?
-What medical advancements have been made over the past 20 years?
-Who is a leader that changed the world?
-What are the impacts of media on society?
The speech guidelines explain the basics of informative speaking, including speech format/structure, purpose, use of note cards, length, etc.
Students will actually enjoy researching and speaking about a topic that interests them! The grading rubric makes the evaluation process fair and allows students to clearly see what they did well and how they can improve.