About This Chapter
Speech Development - Chapter Summary
This chapter concentrates on the speech development portion of the public speaking process. Students can learn tips for selecting a topic as well as for researching, organizing and writing a speech. In addition to the multiple video lessons, you have access to video transcripts and quizzes that can be useful for checking your 8th grader's comprehension of the speech development process.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics||Students learn ways to generate ideas and then select a suitable topic for their speech.|
|Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas||Instructors present ways to brainstorm points to include in your speech.|
|Developing the Body of a Speech: Outline & Principles||This lesson shows students the components of a speech and gives them tips for formatting it and creating an outline.|
|Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic||Students are taught how to create a one-sentence statement that summarizes their speech.|
|Effective Transitions in a Speech: Creation & Importance||In this lesson, students learn about the importance of transitions between main ideas in a speech.|
|Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose||Approaches for targeting your research and speech to a specific audience are discussed in this lesson.|
|Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience||Instructors demonstrate methods of organizing a speech.|
|The Importance of Introductions & Conclusions for Speeches||The lesson instructors show how to write a strong introduction and conclusion.|
|Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare||Students learn how to select the best topic for a time-limited speech.|
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the 8th Grade Language Arts: Lessons & Help course
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Punctuation & Grammar
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Parts of Speech
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Clauses & Phrases
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Sentence Types & Components
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Figurative Language
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Poetry Types, Devices & Elements
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Understanding Literature
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Drama
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Informational Texts
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Using Source Materials
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Writing
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Listening
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
- 8th Grade Language Arts: Collaborative Discussion