This one-page assignment is a quick and easy introduction to public speaking for the beginning of a speech unit. In this assignment, students choose a speech from AmericanRhetoric.com and perform it for their classmates (no memorization required). The site contains a wide variety of political, religious, and cinematic speeches sure to engage your students. The 20-point rubric assesses them on verbal and vocal factors, as well as demonstration of understanding. Contains full editable Word doc and PDF.