About This Chapter
7th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development - Chapter Summary
Public speaking can be a challenge at any age, but it's an important skill students will need throughout school and in their careers. Meant to complement speech development topics discussed in 7th grade language arts classes, this chapter's fun video lessons provide techniques and strategies for developing topics, researching them and writing strong speeches. The instructors also teach students how to ensure their speeches meet the audience's needs and required time limits. Your 7th grader can send questions to an instructor for additional help and also review transcripts of the video lesson. You can assess his or her understanding of the material through the multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics||The instructor provides students with techniques and considerations for selecting a good speech topic.|
|Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas||Students learn about brainstorming techniques to help them develop main ideas.|
|Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles||This lesson teaches students how to use outlines to create the body of their speeches.|
|Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic||Students examine examples of effective and ineffective thesis statements and learn how to create a strong one.|
|Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance||In this lesson, students learn what transitions are and their purpose in speeches.|
|Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose||The instructor teaches students how to find research for their speeches that keeps the audience in mind.|
|Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience||Students learn multiple methods for organizing their speeches.|
|The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches||With this lesson, the instructor explains why creating strong speech introductions and conclusions is essential.|
|Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare||Students learn how certain approaches and limiters can help them keep their speeches within time constraints.|
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 7th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help course
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Figurative Language
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Drama
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Informational Texts
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Writing
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Listening
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- 7th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion