Ch 27: Praxis English: Delivering a Speech

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to learn about public speaking and the types of speech delivery. These lessons are designed to prepare you for questions on the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis exam.

Praxis English: Delivering a Speech - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis exam with the lessons and quizzes in this chapter. You will learn about the process of preparing for a speech or presentation and strategies for effective speech-making. By the end of the chapter, you will be prepared for Praxis English test questions on the following topics:

  • The four methods of delivering a speech or presentation
  • Conveying meaning using vocal qualities
  • Using nonverbal communication during speeches
  • Process of rehearsing a speech
  • Getting ready to answer questions after a speech

This chapter is divided into short video lessons that will quickly get you up to speed on speech-making topics. Each video is accompanied by a full written transcript that you can use to follow along or review. Test what you've learned after completing the lessons with our practice quizzes and chapter exam.

Praxis English: Delivering a Speech Objectives

Praxis exams are part of the licensure requirements for public educators in many states. To become a secondary school English teacher, you may need to take the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis exam. This exam tests your abilities in reading, language use, writing, speaking and listening.

This chapter on speech delivery will help you study for questions on the writing, speaking and listening portion of the test, which makes up about 41% of the test questions. In this section, you can expect to answer 49 selected-response questions and one constructed-response question, although the constructed response question will not focus on public speaking. The lessons in this chapter will prepare you for speech delivery questions about methods of effective speech delivery, including nonverbal cues and tone.

6 Lessons in Chapter 27: Praxis English: Delivering a Speech
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Four Types of Speech Delivery: Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Manuscript & Memorized

1. 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.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

2. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

3. 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.

Speech Rehearsal: Importance and Process

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations

6. Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations

This lesson will address what makes a presentation effective. We'll also discuss various strategies that can be used in order to develop an effective presentation.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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