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Ch 18: Praxis Middle School ELA: Speech

About This Chapter

Quickly review speech topics to get ready for the Praxis Middle School ELA exam. The short video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes found in this chapter will help you to review speech topics such as types of speech delivery and ethical appeal.

Praxis Middle School ELA: Speech- Chapter Summary

Study material related to speech that can be found on the Praxis Middle School ELA exam. The engaging instructional videos in this chapter will help you answer questions on the following topics:

  • Four types of speech delivery
  • Vocal qualities
  • Pronunciation, articulation and dialect
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Visual aids and use of PowerPoint
  • Supporting material for speeches
  • Ethical appeal
  • Organizational patterns
  • Ethos, pathos and logos

Full transcripts of each video lesson are available for your convenience. In the transcripts, you will find major vocabulary words and phrases bolded that will outline the most important information within a chapter. When you are ready, take the lesson quizzes to test yourself on how much you have learned. Each quiz has a printable worksheet of quiz questions as well as a printable answer sheet.

10 Lessons in Chapter 18: Praxis Middle School ELA: Speech
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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.

Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

3. 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, pronunciation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.

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.

Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

5. Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

Giving a speech can be nerve-wracking, and it might seem easy to just skip the visual aids. In this lesson, we'll discuss why that's a bad idea, why visual aids are important, and what elements make a great visual aid.

Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons

6. Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons

It seems like every class or speech has PowerPoint slides with it these days. But is that always the right answer? In this lesson, we'll examine the pros and cons of using slideware, like PowerPoint, during your speech or presentation.

Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

7. 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.

Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

8. Ethical Appeal: Definition & Examples

Find out what an ethical appeal is and the different ways it can make your persuasive writing more effective. Learn about all three appeals used in persuasive writing and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

9. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

10. Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Importance in Public Speaking

Ethos, pathos, and logos are the foundation modes of persuasion, also known as appeals. In this lesson, you will learn about the different modes of persuasion and how to incorporate them into your speech.

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