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Ch 17: 7th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development

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Students in the 7th grade who need help with researching and developing speeches can discover useful strategies in this chapter's video lessons. They can gauge their comprehension of speech development by taking each lesson's quiz along with a chapter exam.

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

LessonObjective
Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & CharacteristicsThe instructor provides students with techniques and considerations for selecting a good speech topic.
Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & IdeasStudents learn about brainstorming techniques to help them develop main ideas.
Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & PrinciplesThis lesson teaches students how to use outlines to create the body of their speeches.
Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech TopicStudents examine examples of effective and ineffective thesis statements and learn how to create a strong one.
Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & ImportanceIn this lesson, students learn what transitions are and their purpose in speeches.
Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & PurposeThe instructor teaches students how to find research for their speeches that keeps the audience in mind.
Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & AudienceStudents learn multiple methods for organizing their speeches.
The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for SpeechesWith this lesson, the instructor explains why creating strong speech introductions and conclusions is essential.
Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to PrepareStudents learn how certain approaches and limiters can help them keep their speeches within time constraints.

9 Lessons in Chapter 17: 7th Grade Language Arts: Speech Development
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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.

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