About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Language and Style chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Style of a speech||How style depends on the intended audience, the speaker, and the purpose|
|Tuesday||Diction in a speech||How language can dictate style in a speech|
|Wednesday||Oral vs. written language styles||Differences in the spoken and written word|
|Thursday||Inclusive language||How to adapt a speech to a diverse audience, inclusive vs. exclusive speech, and types of language to limit or avoid|
|Friday||Grammar, pronunciation, and vivid language||Rules of grammar, speaking words properly, and choosing descriptive words for clarity|
1. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose
When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.
2. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech
Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.
3. Diction Lesson Plan
Introducing your students to how diction defines our communication? Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction, making use of a video lesson on the topic, an in-class activity to demonstrate understanding, and related lessons for expanded learning.
4. Diction Activities & Games
Word choice is a major part of communication. This lesson focuses on classroom diction activities and games teachers can use with students of varying ages and abilities.
5. Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles
Several differences contrast oral and written communication. Some differences seem obvious, but there's more to it. Retention, preciseness and engagement are just a few main differences.
6. Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity
Speechwriters must consider diversity when writing their speeches. A way to avoid offending people is to use inclusive language, or language that the audience is familiar with and understands.
7. Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking
Using proper grammar and pronouncing words correctly are as important to the delivery of a quality speech as the content itself. Errors in sentence structure, word use and articulation will distract your audience and affect your overall speech delivery.
8. Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking
A speech should not bore the audience. To captivate your audience and command their attention, the use of vivid language is necessary. This includes using clarity, rhythm and vividness to get your audience to pay attention to your speech.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course
- Introduction to Public Speaking Lesson Plans
- Analyzing The Audience Lesson Plans
- Listening and Feedback Lesson Plans
- Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of a Speech Lesson Plans
- Researching the Speech Lesson Plans
- Organizing The Speech Lesson Plans
- Outlining The Speech Lesson Plans
- Speech Delivery Lesson Plans
- Using Visual Supports Lesson Plans
- Types of Speeches Lesson Plans
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof Lesson Plans
- Speech Evaluation Lesson Plans
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech Lesson Plans