This package is a guided approach to a Public Speaking Unit. Students are guided through the process of planning a speech, writing a speech and delivering a speech. If you are new to teaching public speaking, this resource provides a step by step approach. The student handbook provides the following:
a. Discussion of different speech types and their purposes (explain, inform, convince or entertain)
b. Speech ideas that capitalize on the interests of students
c. Information on the parts of a speech.
d. Student Tasks (7 of them) that allow students to practice and build their speeches in a systematic approach. Graphic organizers are provided.
e. Student example of a completed brainstorm and speech.
f. Student Lessons (2 of them) that help students with the Delivery of their speech.
g. Assessment Chart
h. Teacher Notes
We have used this package with our grade seven students and they have enjoyed the activities. This eased their public speaking fears by holding their hands through the whole process.
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