These speech analysis worksheets are an excellent modern and engaging activity to have students take ownership of their learning and dig deeper and closely read a speech.
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. 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!
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.
You can have these graphic organizers ready and pull them out a moment's notice to conduct an amazingly in-depth lesson of your favorite or required speech! Your students will love that they are beautifully designed. You will love that your students are engaged successfully in discussing texts. Your admin will love that students are thinking critically and meeting standards.
Check out the other worksheets for analysis in my catalog!
Printable Poetry Worksheets
Digital Poetry Worksheets
Digital Speech Worksheets
Printable Movie Worksheets
Digital Movie Worksheets
Printable Literature Worksheets
Digital Literature Worksheets
Digital Podcasts Worksheets
Printable Podcasts Worksheets
Take a look at my additional speech resources:
Rhetorical Appeals Speech Exemplars Task Cards
Patrick Henry Teaching Pack
Malala Speech Teaching Pack
MLK,Jr and To Kill a Mockingbird Speeches Teaching Pack and Prompt
Gun Control Speeches Prompt Pack
Speech Analysis Task Cards
Women's History Speeches Teaching Pack
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