Public Speaking Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Are your students apprehensive about public speaking? Two video lessons prepare students for effective public speaking and an in-class activity allows them to shine on stage.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • compare and contrast public speaking with casual conversation
  • develop an effective and purposeful speech
  • strategize to eliminate anxiety associated with public speaking

Length

1 to 2 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.4

Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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