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Collection of resources, lesson plans, activities, etc. on teaching public speaking and communication.


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  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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LA.6.6.1.a: English

Communicate as leader and contributor.

LA.6.6.1.b: English

Evaluate own contributions to discussions.

LA.6.6.1.c: English

Summarize and evaluate group activities.

LA.6.6.1.d: English

Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.

LA.6.6.2.a: English

Distinguish between fact and opinion.

LA.6.6.2.b: English

Compare and contrast viewpoints.

LA.6.6.2.c: English

Present a convincing argument.

LA.6.6.2.d: English

Paraphrase what is heard.

LA.6.6.2.e: English

Summarize what is heard.

LA.6.6.2.f: English

Use grammatically correct language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic and purpose.

LA.7.7.1.a: English

Use oral vocabulary and style appropriate for listeners.

LA.7.7.1.b: English

Communicate ideas and information orally in an organized and succinct manner.

LA.7.7.1.c: English

Ask probing questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas.

LA.7.7.1.d: English

Make supportive statements to communicate agreement or acceptance of others' ideas.

LA.7.7.1.e: English

Use grammatically correct language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.

LA.7.7.2.a: English

Use verbal communication skills, such as word choice, pitch, feeling, tone, and voice.

LA.7.7.2.b: English

Use nonverbal communication skills, such as eye contact, posture, and gestures.

LA.7.7.2.c: English

Compare/contrast a speaker's verbal and nonverbal messages.

LA.7.7.3.a: English

Identify persuasive technique used.

LA.7.7.3.b: English

Distinguish between fact and opinion.

LA.7.7.3.c: English

Describe how word choice conveys viewpoint.

LA.8.8.1.a: English

Prepare and ask relevant questions for the interview.

LA.8.8.1.b: English

Make notes of responses.

LA.8.8.1.c: English

Compile and report responses.

LA.8.8.1.d: English

Evaluate the effectiveness of the interview.

LA.8.8.2.a: English

Choose topic and purpose appropriate to the audience.

LA.8.8.2.b: English

Choose vocabulary and tone appropriate to the audience, topic, and purpose.

LA.8.8.2.c: English

Use appropriate verbal and nonverbal presentation skills.

LA.8.8.2.d: English

Respond to audience questions and comments.

LA.8.8.2.e: English

Use grammatically correct language.

LA.8.8.2.f: English

Critique oral presentations.

LA.8.8.3.a: English

Evaluate the persuasive technique being used.

LA.8.8.3.b: English

Describe the possible cause-effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.

LA.8.8.3.c: English

Evaluate sources, including advertisements, editorials, and feature stories, for relationships between intent and factual content.

LA.9.9.1.a: English

Choose a literary form for presentation, such as a poem, monologue, scene from a play, or a story.

LA.9.9.1.b: English

Adapt presentation techniques to fit literary form.

LA.9.9.1.c: English

Use verbal and nonverbal techniques for presentation.

LA.9.9.1.d: English

Evaluate impact of presentation.

LA.9.9.2.a: English

Include definitions to increase clarity.

LA.9.9.2.b: English

Use relevant details to support main ideas.

LA.9.9.2.c: English

Illustrate main ideas through anecdotes and examples.

LA.9.9.2.d: English

Cite information sources.

LA.9.9.2.e: English

Make impromptu responses to questions about presentation.

LA.9.9.2.f: English

Use grammatically correct language, including vocabulary appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.

LA.10.10.1.a: English

Assume responsibility for specific group tasks.

LA.10.10.1.b: English

Participate in the preparation of an outline or summary of the group activity.

LA.10.10.1.c: English

Include all group members in oral presentation.

LA.10.10.1.d: English

Use grammatically correct language, including vocabulary appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.

LA.10.10.2.a: English

Evaluate one's own role in preparation and delivery of oral reports.

LA.10.10.2.b: English

Evaluate effectiveness of group process in preparation and delivery of oral reports.

LA.11.11.1.a: English

Gather and organize evidence to support a position.

LA.11.11.1.b: English

Present evidence clearly and convincingly.

LA.11.11.1.c: English

Support and defend ideas in public forums.

LA.11.11.1.d: English

Use grammatically correct language, including vocabulary appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.

LA.11.11.2.a: English

Critique the accuracy, relevance, and organization of evidence.

LA.11.11.2.b: English

Critique the clarity and effectiveness of delivery.

LA.12.12.1.a: English

Choose the purpose of the presentation: to defend a position, to entertain an audience, or to explain information.

LA.12.12.1.b: English

Use a well-structured narrative or logical argument.

LA.12.12.1.c: English

Use details, illustrations, statistics, comparisons, and analogies to support purposes.

LA.12.12.1.d: English

Use visual aids or technology to support presentation.

LA.12.12.1.e: English

Use grammatically correct language, including vocabulary appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.

LA.12.12.2.a: English

Critique relationships among purpose, audience, and content of presentations.

LA.12.12.2.b: English

Critique effectiveness of presentations.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-04-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This 5 part resource is about public speaking for high school students. There is a high school document with standards, rationale to teach language for information and understanding, literacy response, critical analysis and evaluation and social interaction; there are great ice breaking activities for public speaking and there are user friendly rubrics. Another part is a lesson replete with scripts, a Notebook interactive viewer to practice speech making, and an outline for writing speeches, with handout and poster. All in all, this is a very complete resource for the teacher of public speaking.

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