Delivering a Speech Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan uses several poignant activities that will help students understand the important concepts behind delivering a speech using appropriate vocal qualities.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students should be able to:

  • identify and define the important components of speech delivery
  • put these components into practice

Length

60-120 minutes

Materials

  • Slips of paper with various vocal qualities written on them
  • A hat
  • Markers/chalk for the class board

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 9-10 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3

Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Key Terms

  • Vocal qualities
  • Volume
  • Pitch
  • Rate
  • Fluency
  • Tone
  • Intended pause
  • Verbal fillers
  • Articulation
  • Vocal traits
  • Pronunciation
  • Dialect

Instructions

Warm Up

  • Get the class ready for discussion with the following questions:
    • Has anyone given a speech in front of a class before?
    • What are some qualities of a good speaker?

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