Speech Communications Editable Special Occasion Rubric

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This speech & communications rubric is FULLY EDITABLE. It can be used for most any speech, however it was created for a special occasion speech. Edit it and use in a social studies, language arts, foreign language, science or reading class. It is suitable for middle and high school.

There are six categories:

  • volume
  • preparedness
  • speaks clearly (diction),
  • posture and eye contact
  • content
  • time limit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
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 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.


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