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Ch 16: 6th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development

About This Chapter

The videos in this chapter are a great way to teach your 6th grader the skills necessary for speech development. The lesson quizzes and the chapter exam can help ensure the students are grasping the concepts.

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

Lesson Objective
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.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: 6th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics

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.

Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas

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.

Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles

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.

Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic

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.

Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance

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.

Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose

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.

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & 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.

The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches

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.

Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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