Ch 17: Middle School Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation

About This Chapter

These engaging and easy-to-follow video lessons prepare middle schoolers for public speaking by showing them how to deliver and evaluate speeches. Our instructors are available to offer guidance and extra help.

Speech Delivery & Evaluation - Chapter Summary

Making a public presentation can be daunting for anyone, but these video lessons give your middle schooler the tips and techniques he or she needs for crafting and giving successful speeches. Lessons offer style advice and tips for audience engagement and self-evaluation, and explain how to assess presentations given by other speakers. Short multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson let you gauge your student's understanding of the concepts.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose Students consider speech styles and how to tailor a message for an audience.
Why Delivery Matters in Public Speaking This lesson explains how delivery can impact audience reaction.
Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations The lesson describes visual aids and how to properly use them.
Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking Students explore the different kinds of visual aids used by speechmakers.
Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips Students get tips for preparing effective visual aids.
Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips With this lesson, the instructor describes techniques for visual aid use in speeches.
Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech Students learn to prepare for audience questions.
Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods The lesson provides tips and methods for self-evaluation.
Evaluating Other Public Speakers: Criteria & Guidelines This lesson explains what factors to consider in assessing someone else's speech.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: Middle School Language Arts: Speech Delivery & Evaluation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

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.

Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

2. Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

Giving a speech can be nerve-wracking, and it might seem easy to just skip the visual aids. In this lesson, we'll discuss why that's a bad idea, why visual aids are important, and what elements make a great visual aid.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

3. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.

Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips

4. Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips

Visual aids can help make your speech engaging and memorable. But, how do you prepare your visual aids for maximum impact? Watch this lesson to find out how to design and structure effective visual aids for your presentation.

Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips

5. Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips

Visual aids can help your speech or presentation be even more successful. There are some important considerations when planning to use visuals. Watch this lesson to find out what to do before and during your speech to make your visuals effective.

Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech

6. Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech

When the audience asks a question, the speaker must be sure that he/she can properly respond with an answer that is correct and that satisfies the inquisitor. There are a few ways the speaker can formulate an answer and deliver it with confidence.

Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods

7. Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods

The last word of a speech does not completely end it for the speaker. A speaker must take time to evaluate a speech to determine whether the expected goals were accomplished. This lesson will explore several methods to evaluate yourself as a speaker.

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