Speech Communications

"Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue."–From William Shakespeare's HAMLET

Online Lesson Plans-Weeks of 4/27-5/1 and 5/4-5/8

Objective(s):  

  • The student will watch and critique both an informative and a persuasive speech

TEKS:  130.99: 10E: ii, iii, iv, v

(Week of 4/27-5/1)

Using a computer or phone, watch the following short, informative speech. Click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StPSgqwCnVk. The speech is only five-and-a-half minutes long, so it won’t take you very long to view it. Once finished, create a Google Doc and write (2) paragraphs. In the first paragraph, discuss the GOOD things you saw the speaker do (volume, vocal variety, eye contact, use of notecards, conversationalism, belief in his topic, organization, dress, etc.). In the 2nd paragraph, discuss things that you think would make his speech stronger. 

This entire assignment (including BOTH paragraphs) does not need to be any longer than half a page…TOTAL. Once it’s finished, email the assignment to [email protected]. If you have no WiFi available, type or write it out, then take a picture of it with a phone, and email that to me. This is NOT a difficult assignment and should take you no longer than 15-20 minutes…TOPS….to complete. So, please take care of business.

(Week of 5/4-5/8)

Just as you did for last week’s assignment, you’ll be watching and critiquing a speech. The only difference is that this week, it is a persuasive speech, rather than an informative one. The link for this video is just a point and a click away. Go to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk_7Hd3rDTk. Once you’ve watched the speech, the assignment is exactly the same as last week. Write out (2) paragraphs. Talk about the good things you observed in the first paragraph, and, then, discuss the areas where you think the speaker could improve in the second one. Again, NO MORE than half a page….TOTAL… for BOTH paragraphs. Once you have this on a Google Doc (or paper) take a photo with a phone and email that to me. If you DO have WiFi, I would much prefer that you email the document to me. My email address is [email protected]

Online Lesson Plans-Weeks of 4/13-17 and 4/20-24

Objective(s):  

  • The student practice writing speech introductions and conclusions

TEKS:  130.99: 10E: ii, iii, iv, v

Directions​–For both weeks’ work, please continue to submit your work to me by email. Again, it’s ​[email protected]​.

***If you are doing this by hard copy, simply take a shot of your work with your phone and email that to me.

(Week of 4/13-17​)

Even though we were writing introductions and conclusions in outline form for our speeches, I want for you to write out the following assignment in ​paragraph form​, so that I can track your specific thoughts. Remember that there are (4) steps to the introduction and (4) steps to the conclusion. The steps are as follows…

Introduction–​Get audience attention, state your thesis, relate your topics’ importance, and forecast your key ideas.

Conclusion–​Signal the end of your speech, review your key ideas, re-state your thesis, and create a memorable ending.

Now, here is the assignment for the week:​ ​Write me both an introduction and conclusion, both being at least 30 seconds long​, as if you were preparing a speech on “​The Value of Extracurricular Activities in High School.”

(Week of 4/20-24)

For this week, follow the same directions as above and write out an introduction and conclusion (once again, in paragraph form) as if you were preparing a speech on the following topic–M​y Favorite Season of the Year (spring, summer, fall, winter) and Why?

Okay, there you have it. Please let me know if you have questions. I’ll be looking for your work. God bless….a​nd wash your hands​!

Online Lesson Plans-Weeks of 3/30-4/3 and 4/6-4/10

Objective(s):  

  • The student will learn about and create a job resume.  
  • The student will complete a career investigation will prepare a 3-5 minute speech 

TEKS:  130.99: 10B: i; 10E: ii, iv, v, vi

(Week of 3/30-4/3) You should use the attached example of a job resume, which is basically a “selfie” of you. It should include a summary of your education, work experience, and other personal skills and interests. Even though you don’t have many, or in most cases, no professional job experiences at this point, things like volunteer work, babysitting, yard work, responsibilities at church, etc. will be fine. It’s imperative that the resume display a command of verbal and grammatical skills. This is what you will hand to a potential employer so that they will HIRE you. Ask yourself…would you hire someone based on a resume that has misspells and incoherent sentences? Would you give a job to someone who’s resume looks like a hot mess? Of course not. Follow the example I have included. Take pride in your work…..and show the world the ROCK STAR that you are. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u1CavwTEpAf7i214nmzyz5frk6xXC0PpIADa-hb2yIo/edit?usp=sharing

(Week of 4/6-4/10) Create an outline (just as if you were doing so for a speech presentation) using the following prompt: “What is the Coronavirus and how will it change our lives in America as we move forward?” .

FOR BOTH OF THESE ASSIGNMENTS…..VERY IMPORTANT…..ONCE YOU ARE FINISHED, EMAIL THEM TO ME AT [email protected] AND MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT REQUIRE A PASSWORD FOR ME TO VIEW. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO DO THAT, THEN TAKE A SCREENSHOT AND EMAIL THAT TO  ME. SINCE THERE IS MUCH UNCERTAINTY AS TO EXACTLY WHEN WE WILL MEET AGAIN THIS YEAR, I DO NEED PROOF THAT YOU ARE COMPLETING THE ASSIGNED WORK.

 

Lesson Plans-Week of 11-11-19

Objective(s):  

  • The student will learn about the art of persuasion and begin preparing for a persuasive speech.

TEKS:  130.99: 10E, ii-ix, xi 

Lesson Plans-10-21-19

Objective(s):  

  • The student will participate in an Open Forum following their Group Discussion.
  • The student will learn about how to use language more effectively

TEKS:  130.99: 2A; 10B: iv; 10D: i, 1v, v, vii, viii; 

Lesson Plans-Week of 10-7-19

Objective(s):  

  • The student will prepare for and take part in a Group Discussion, al0ng with fellow students.
  • The student will participate in an Open Forum following their Group Discussion.

TEKS:  130.99: 10D: i, 1v, v, vii, viii

Lesson Plans-Week of 9-30-19

Objective(s):

  • The student will deliver a speech about a personal hero in their lives
  • The student will study listening behavior

TEKS:  130.99: 2A, 10B: viii, ix; 10E: iii, iv, v, vi, vii, ix, xi; 

Lesson Plans-Week of 9-24-19

Objective(s):

  • The student will deliver a speech about a personal hero in their lives
  • Chapters 11 and 14 worksheets

TEKS:  130.99: 2A, 10E: iii, iv, v, vi, vii, ix, xi

Lesson Plans-Week of 9-16-19

Objective(s):

  • The student will prepare a speech about a personal hero in their lives

TEKS:  130.99: 10E: iii, iv, v, vi, vii

Lesson Plans-Week of 9-9-19

Objective(s):

  • The student will learn about writing speech introduction, outlines, and conclusions

TEKS:  130.99: 10E: ii, iv, v, vi, vii

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