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PARCC Grade 9 ELA: Speech Development - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter are designed to give you an overview of the speech writing process, from choosing an idea to formatting supportive materials. You'll review research methodologies, speech organization practices and preparation tips for public speaking. The study of this material will prepare you for the PARCC Grade 9 ELA exam by helping you to:
- Understand elements of public speaking and speech preparation
- Select and develop a speech topic
- Create main points for your speech
- Develop an effective thesis statement
- Apply research strategies and understand types of resources and supporting materials
- Identify verb forms and errors of verb tense
- Examine speech organization methods
- Discover the use and development of supporting ideas
- Summarize PowerPoint formatting tips
- Determine the length of a speech to adhere to time limits
You can explore these topics through lessons that use straightforward language and examples that make understanding the material easy and engaging. You can watch the videos as often as needed, utilize a timeline feature to review only specific parts of the lessons or print and study lesson transcripts. There are also self-assessment quizzes that you can use to measure your full understanding of the topics and gauge your readiness for taking the PARCC Grade 9 ELA exam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Test Prep & Practice course
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- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Evaluating Arguments
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- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Integrating Knowledge from Sources
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Sample Informational Texts
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Sample Literary Texts
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Accounts in Different Mediums
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Comparing Mediums in Literature
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Reflective & Research Writing
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Organizing Ideas in an Essay
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Types of Essays
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Writing Successful Essays
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Language Facility
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Writing & Reading for Comprehension
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Grammar
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Punctuation
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Writing Mechanics
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Reasoning & Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Audience in Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Speech Types & Considerations
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Delivering a Speech
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Designing & Using Visual Aids for Speeches
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9: Listening Skills for Public Speaking
- PARCC ELA - Grade 9 Flashcards