Supporting & Assessing Nervous Student Speakers


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Students can be nervous about public speaking because _____.

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1. When assessing a student, you should always make sure that her grade is _____.

2. Which of these might be a sign of a student who has a crippling fear of public speaking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go through our printable worksheet and multiple-choice quiz, assessing your understanding of how to help nervous students speak with more confidence. The causes of being nervous when speaking and strategies for beating nervousness are some of the topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources assist in checking your knowledge of:

  • A sign that a student is being crippled by the fear of speaking
  • How to properly assess a student
  • The importance of a student analyzing the reason he or she is nervous when talking
  • Preparing for a speech

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why it's important to know why a student is nervous when speaking
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ways to prepare for a speech and interpret them correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nervous student speakers in a different light

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about these types of students, make your way through the lesson called Supporting & Assessing Nervous Student Speakers. This lesson was made to help you:

  • Examine characteristics of a nervous student speaker
  • Figure out how teachers can build up the confidence of students who are nervous when speaking
  • Analyze the best ways to assess nervous student speakers