Take a Deep Breath: Speech Delivery (Day 1 of 2)
Lesson 10 of 11
Objective: SWBAT present an argument clearly, concisely, and logically by delivering their final polished speeches.
Setting Up the Day
Before we dive into our insane speech delivery schedule (we are trying to get through 15 a day!), I will try to calm my students' nerves a little by reminding them that all of their classmates are as nervous as they are.
I will also explain their listening requirements.
As they listen to their peers speeches, I will ask each student to write down the answers to the questions below on their own papers. We will use these observations/evaluations once all the speeches are done to review key elements of quality speech giving. This is also a great way to assess more than one standard (speaking and listening CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3) over the two days of speech delivery.
- Who is the speaker? (A good way to build classroom community--remind them that they need to know each other=)
- What is the speaker's argument?
- What rhetorical appeals did the speaker use? How?
- What was the most effective aspect of their speech?
Students were assigned dates for speech delivery prior to the break. To keep with the random/fair order, I will roll dice to determine what order students go in.
Each student will have two to three minutes to deliver their speeches. I will time them and use a yellow paper to warn them that they have 15 seconds remaining.
I will assess students using the rubrics we worked with prior to the break. I will be watching them for their posture, vocal inflection and pacing. I will be listening to them for their content, argument and style all to assess them on standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4 and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.6.
Here is a clip of one of my students speaking: Student Speech 1. Her speech is about her social media addictions, which is a timely and relevant topic for students across the country.
Wrap up and Next Steps
Once we've gotten through the 15 students that are scheduled to give their speeches today, I will remind them of their reading homework from A Tale of Two Cities. I will also remind those students who have yet to go that they need to be ready to deliver their speeches tomorrow.