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6th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development - Chapter Summary
The brief, engaging videos in this chapter reinforce and clarify the skills and strategies your 6th grader needs in order to develop effective speeches. The lessons cover areas such as how to choose speech topics, compose strong introductions, write good conclusions and every step in between. Each lesson is followed by a short multiple-choice quiz to make sure your student comprehends these speech development topics.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Choosing An Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics||Learn tricks to help brainstorm appropriate ideas for speeches.|
|Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas||Explain techniques for developing main points appropriate for the chosen topic.|
|Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles||Understand the principles of using an outline to develop the body of a speech.|
|Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic||Differentiate between effective and problematic thesis statements.|
|Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance||Learn how to use transition statements effectively in public speaking.|
|Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose||Explain how to tailor research to the audience and purpose of a speech.|
|Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience||Understand how a well-organized speech contributes to credibility.|
|The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches||Create effective introductions and conclusions.|
|Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare||Learn how to determine the appropriate breadth of a speech topic.|
1. Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics
In this lesson, learn tips and tricks for generating ideas for a speech. We'll explore how to select an appropriate topic and the methods of finding a good topic for your speech.
2. Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas
Once you have a topic in mind, it can sometimes be difficult to decide on main ideas. This lesson will show you brainstorming techniques to help when you get stuck in the speech writing process.
3. Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles
Developing the body of a speech can be a time-consuming process and a critical part of outlining. This lesson will help you understand the principles of outlining the body of your speech.
4. Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic
The thesis statement is a vital part of your speech. In this lesson, learn how to create a thesis statement and identify problems in existing thesis statements.
5. Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance
An important, yet often overlooked, component of a speech is the transition sentences that move the speaker from one point to the next. Learn how to create these sentences.
6. Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose
Conducting research is more than just typing a few keywords into a search database. In this lesson, you will learn about effective research strategies and how to tailor your research to your audience.
7. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience
In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.
8. The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches
You may think that after writing your main points it's okay to just throw together an introduction and a conclusion. Not true! In this lesson, you will learn about the role and importance of writing a strong introduction and conclusion.
9. Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare
It can be overwhelming at times to find a topic that is just right for the speech you are giving. A great way to decide upon the best topic for time limits is to determine if your topic is too broad, too narrow, or if it is a focused topic.
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Other chapters within the 6th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help course
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Figurative Language
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Drama
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Informational Texts
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Writing
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Listening
- 6th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion