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 serves all students throughout their educational careers and beyond.
- Students learn the principles of effective public speaking through study opportunity and plenty of fun as they deliver demonstration, informational, persuasive, and extemporaneous speeches.
- Feedback is 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.
- This course focuses on the principles of effective public speaking.
- Students prepare speeches for homework and present demonstration and informational speeches in front of the class.
- Students receive a critique of each speech, working finding confidence through the use of their voice.
- Students gain the much-needed courage they need to shine in front of a group in middle and high school.
- Students focus on different types of speeches such as: Expository, Narrative, Who Am I, Research-based, Argumentative, and other speeches.
- Homework includes producing the speech content and practicing the speech at home prior to their presentation days.
- Teachers show students how to brainstorm and outline speeches, working on techniques, and supporting the development of student confidence and voice.