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Ch 23: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Speech Development

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Learn about speech development for the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam with our study chapter. The lessons feature videos that are comprehensive and taught by experienced instructors who can answer your questions through the system interface.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Speech Development - Chapter Summary

From picking a topic to doing the research, this chapter has you covered when it comes to preparing for a speaking engagement. In this chapter, we explore the occasions and audiences for public speaking events, the process of developing main ideas for a speech, and the organization of a speech. The videos come with written transcripts to help your comprehension and retention of the material presented. Watch them as you get set for the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam. By the end of the chapter we will have looked at the following additional subjects:

  • Speech topic, main points and ideas, and thesis statement
  • Research: primary, secondary, and online
  • Evaluation of sources
  • Supporting ideas and materials: development and use
  • The use of PowerPoint
  • Preparation for time limits

In addition to the transcripts, the videos come with an interactive video timeline that enables you to skip straight to the topic you most need to review. The lesson quizzes and practice exam can help you field the types of questions you may see on the PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam.

PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Speech Development Chapter Objectives

The PARCC ELA - Grade 11 exam is used by participating states to measure the achievement of 11th-graders in the English language arts. This chapter relates to the portion of the test that deals with the communication of ideas to an audience. This is a computer-based test that has three components. Unit 1 - Literary Analysis, Unit 2 - Research Simulation and Unit 3 - Narrative Writing. The time limits for the sections are 110, 110 and 90 minutes, respectively. Questions are presented in multiple-choice, written-response, and technology-enhanced formats.

16 Lessons in Chapter 23: PARCC ELA - Grade 11: Speech Development
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Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event

1. Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event

In this lesson, you'll learn how to prepare for a speaking event. Learn how to tailor your speech to be appropriate for the event based on your background, the occasion and the audience.

Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps & Characteristics

2. 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.

Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech

3. Developing & Selecting the Main Ideas of a Speech

The objective of a good speech is to persuade, inform or entertain an audience. To accomplish this, one must have a specific purpose for the speech. This is the main idea or thesis statement and it must be prevalent throughout the speech.

Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips & Ideas

4. 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.

Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic

5. 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.

Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose

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.

Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech

7. Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech

Supporting materials are the foundation of any good speech. This lesson shows you how to find the right type of supporting materials for the ideas and concepts in your speech!

Using Search Engines for Online Research

8. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

9. Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

Research is a vital part of any good speech. This lesson will help you distinguish between primary and secondary resources when citing your research. At the end, test your knowledge of primary and secondary resources with practice problems.

Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

10. Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

When you are developing a speech, you need research to back up your claims. You can use different types of supporting materials strategically to help you. In this lesson, you will learn about these supporting materials and how to use them in your speech.

Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

11. Evaluating Sources for Reliability, Credibility, and Worth

It's important to have information that is reliable, credible, and worthwhile in your speech. Sometimes, it's hard to determine these factors. This lesson will help you!

Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience

12. 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.

Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics

13. Supporting Ideas of a Speech: Development, Selection and Characteristics

When used appropriately, supporting ideas will help strengthen your speech and persuade your audience by giving it the depth needed to add clarity and credibility to your claims.

How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech

14. How to Work Supporting Materials into Your Speech

A good speech should include supporting materials from secondary sources to back up claims made within the speech. They add credibility and also provide the audience with a way to research more about the topic.

Formatting PowerPoint Slides for a Speech: Tips & Strategies

15. Formatting PowerPoint Slides for a Speech: Tips & Strategies

When giving a speech or presentation, many people choose to use PowerPoint or another slideware program. But, how should a person format the slides for greatest impact? Watch this video for tips on formatting PowerPoint slides for a speech.

Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare

16. 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.

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