Public Speaking Grades 4-5
Speaking in front of an audience is a common fear for students at a young age. Even students who are eager to have the stage may freeze when required to give an oral or group report in front of a class. Competency in public speaking is a skill that will serve all students throughout their educational careers and beyond. In this class, students will learn the principles of effective public speaking through study opportunity and plenty of fun as they deliver demonstration, informational, persuasive, and extemporaneous speeches. Feedback will be given after each speech, leaving the student confident as he or she is asked to give a classroom presentation or deliver information to a group.
Public Speaking Grades 6-12.
The ability to speak in front of a class is crucial as students enter junior high and high school. Teachers frequently assign group presentations, and grades are hinged on how information is presented. The course will focus on the principles of effective public speaking. Students will prepare speeches for homework and present demonstration and informational speeches in front of the class. Students will receive a critique of each speech, working on how to find confidence through the use of their voice. This class will help students gain the much-needed courage they need to shine in front of a group in middle and high school.
In our public speaking courses, students will focus on different types of speeches such as: Expository, Narrative, Who Am I, Research-based, Argumentative, and other speeches. Homework for this course will be to produce the speech content and practice the speech at home prior to their presentation days. Teachers will show students how to brainstorm and outline speeches, working on techniques, and supporting the development of student confidence and voice.