This is a 30-day, 6 week unit (1 hour class periods) covering content in verbal communications and public speaking. During this 30-day plan, students give 1 impromptu speech, 2 informative speeches, 1 individual persuasive speech and 1 group persuasive speech. Group role plays are also included and are part of daily lesson plans. All speeches include assignment sheets, grading and feedback forms, questions for topic generation, and outline templates. A lesson schedule is included and all powerpoints and worksheets are numbered by day for easy reference. Course content includes topics in communication, such as the art of rhetoric, the rhetorical triangle, persuasive appeals, nonverbal communication, paralanguage, listening, self awareness, self esteem, perception, constructivism, relationships, and culture. Four quizzes and a final test are included with answer keys. This is an effective way to meet the speaking and listening Common Core Standards. And, imagine not having to plan anything for 6 weeks!
Includes 13 powerpoints (with group work, topic brainstorms, worksheets, and discussion questions included)
4 speech assignment sheets
3 outline templates
4 speech grade sheets and feedback forms
4 quizzes with answer keys
1 final test with answer key
Common Core Standards:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.5 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.6 and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.