About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Outlining the Speech 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||Preparation outlines and speaking outlines||Standard outline form, outlines' organizational patterns|
|Tuesday||Introductions||Attention-getters, thesis and purpose statements, previews of main points|
|Wednesday||Speech bodies||Main points and subpoints, subordination and coordination of ideas|
|Thursday||Conclusions||Tips for reinforcing the main idea and giving the audience closure|
|Friday||Effective transitions||Strategies for connecting a speech's elements and providing structure|
1. Preparation & Speaking Outlines: Differences & Importance
In many public speaking classes you will be asked to create a preparation outline and a speaking outline. These outlines are important in the process of speech construction and delivery.
2. Outlining a Speech: Standard Form & Organization Pattern
Sometimes understanding how to outline a speech can be one of the more difficult and confusing parts of speech construction. In this lesson, you will learn about the formatting and components of a speech.
3. 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.
4. Speech Introductions: Role & Components
A speech introduction should give a good first impression, get your audience's attention, establish credibility, and prepare your audience for the content of the speech. In this lesson, you'll learn about the essential components of an introduction.
5. Grabbing the Audience's Attention: Methods & Tips
Attention getting devices are a good way to start your speech, capture the audience's attention, and give a good first impression. This lesson discusses the different types of attention getting devices.
6. 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.
7. Speech Conclusions: Role & Components
The conclusion of your speech is the last thing the audience will hear. Therefore, it is important to understand the role and components of a conclusion.
8. 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.
9. Transition Words Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the types of transition words found in literature. Practice with sentences and then have students work to apply knowledge in their own writing.
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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
- Language and Style 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