Speech Analysis Worksheets, Digital and Printable

Julie Faulkner
Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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  • Google Apps™
35 pages
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  1. These no-prep analysis and comprehension worksheets/graphic organizers in printable and digital format are an excellent modern and engaging way to have students take ownership of their learning and dig deeper, respond to, and closely read a text. Having both formats in ready-to-go format makes teac
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These 10 no-prep speech analysis and comprehension worksheets are an excellent modern and engaging activity to have students take ownership of their learning and dig deeper and closely read a speech. In printable and digital format, they enable you to scaffold the speech-reading process and take students step by step deeper into the text. The sheets can be used in isolation, or you could use several for one speech depending on what your needs are.

Student Experience: The questions and tasks on these graphic organizers correlate directly with not only CCSS anchor standards, but also with higher-level thinking analysis skills on topics such as theme, mood, figurative language, structure, tone, background, and more. I've used these worksheets in my room for years with classic speeches such "Speech in the Virginia Convention," "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and even modern speeches including "I am Malala," Emma Watson's "HeforShe" speech, and countless others. That's the best thing about speech worksheets such as these: they work with any speech you have for any level of secondary students.

Skills Included:

  • general comprehension questions x2
  • speaker analysis
  • diction
  • tone
  • connotation/denotation
  • context
  • ethos, pathos, logos
  • central idea
  • analyzing a live speech


- 10 printable worksheets (PDF)

- 10 ready-made-for-Google eworksheets (text boxes are already placed for you, but are movable and editable)

- 10 Individual links for the eworksheets

- Standards

Your students will love that they are beautifully designed and easy to use. You will love that your students are engaged successfully in discussing texts. Your admin will love that students are thinking critically and meeting standards.

Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:

♥ "This is an awesome resource for my oral communications class! Thanks so much!"

♥ "These handouts are both eye-catching and info-loaded. With renewed emphasis on this genre (test makers can find a lot for free!), these activities are flexible enough to implement for real or fictional speeches, or even as a take-home for a televised speech. Thank you!"

♥ "These are great and really got students thinking during Ted Talks!"

♥ "WOW! What a great, adaptable resource!"

♥ "Great layout, universal applications. Thank you!"

♥ "great resource - easy to use with speech analysis for AP Lang and Am Lit"

♥ "I appreciate that I can pair these with any speech for analysis. You always have great products!!"

♥ "I look forward to using this resource in the upcoming school year. I love the activities- they really CAN be paired with any speech and I appreciate the skills focused on within each activity! Thanks :)"

Take a look at my additional speech resources:

Rhetorical Appeals Speech Exemplars Task Cards

Patrick Henry Teaching Pack

Malala Speech Teaching Pack

Gun Control Speeches Prompt Pack

Speech Analysis Task Cards

Women's History Speeches Teaching Pack

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Total Pages
35 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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