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Ch 24: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Delivering a Speech

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Our chapter on delivering a speech will give you the skills needed to address the communication portions of the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam. The lessons were designed to enhance your comprehension of the material with a multiple-exposure approach.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Delivering a Speech - Chapter Summary

Learn about the factors that influence the successful delivery of a speech. We look at topics like rehearsals, the type of speech to be given, and the style of the speech. Then we move on to subtler issues of delivery like nonverbal communication and diction. The lessons come with quizzes and a practice exam to ensure lesson retention for the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam day. Other topics covered in the chapter include:

  • Vivid and inclusive language usage
  • Pronunciation, articulation, and dialect
  • Self-awareness and adaptive communication
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • The language barrier
  • Adaptation for audience
  • Anxiety and public speaking

These brief and engaging video lessons are available for unlimited study. Each comes with a written transcript to enhance comprehension and an interactive video-timeline. Our experienced instructors are also available to answer your questions through the system interface. Lastly, for help fielding the kinds of questions you may see on the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam, use the lesson quizzes and practice assessment.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Delivering a Speech Chapter Objectives

The annual PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam is used by several states to test 11th-graders on their attainment of the Common Core State Standards in the English language arts. This chapter is relevant to the portions of the test dealing with the communication of a message to an audience. The computer-based test is given over three testing periods. You'll answer questions on Literary Analysis in Unit 1, Research Simulation in Unit 2 and Narrative Writing in Unit 3. Test questions are presented in multiple-choice, written-response, and interactive formats.

13 Lessons in Chapter 24: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Delivering a Speech
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Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process

1. Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process

Speech rehearsal is as important as writing the speech itself. It starts with a pre-rehearsal and then follows several steps. By following the process, you will have a winning speech.

Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

2. Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

There are four ways in which a speaker can deliver his or her information. Once can speak from his head, commit every word to memory, read from a script or use a blended approach.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

3. 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.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

4. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.

How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

5. 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.

Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity

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.

Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking

7. 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.

Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

8. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, punctuation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.

Being a Self-Aware and Adaptive Communicator

9. Being a Self-Aware and Adaptive Communicator

To be an excellent speaker in the business world, you have to be self-aware and an adaptive communicator. This lesson will help you learn how to do that.

Cross-Cultural Communication: Definition, Strategies & Examples

10. Cross-Cultural Communication: Definition, Strategies & Examples

Cross-cultural communication is imperative for companies that have a diverse workforce and participate in the global economy. It is important for employees to understand the factors that are part of an effective, diverse workforce.

Communicating in Different Languages: Dealing with Interpreters and Jargon

11. Communicating in Different Languages: Dealing with Interpreters and Jargon

Communicating effectively in different languages as part of a business environment revolves around eliminating jargon and utilizing interpreters for message delivery.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

12. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.

Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips

13. Managing Anxiety About Public Speaking: Strategies & Tips

Speaking before a crowd can provoke anxiety even in the most seasoned speakers. There are several tips and strategies a public speaker can employ to reduce the level of stress associated with public speaking.

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