About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Researching the Speech chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Research strategies||Source variety, primary and secondary resources|
|Tuesday||Available supporting materials||Statistics, testimony, examples, online search results|
|Wednesday||Tips for selecting reliable sources||Source reliability and credibility, source worth and relevance|
|Thursday||Interview techniques||Peer and expert testimony, the three interview stages|
|Friday||Notes and citations||Note-taking materials and techniques, written citations, oral citations, how to cite during a speech|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Primary & Secondary Sources Lesson Plan
Use this lesson plan to guide your instruction on the difference between primary and secondary source documents. View examples in the video lesson, compare, then allow students to give it a try on their own.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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!
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. How to Conduct an Interview for Speech Support
Conducting an interview for speech support is more than just asking a bunch of questions. In this lesson, you will learn about the techniques to prepare and conduct an interview. You will also learn how to best use your interview information for speech support.
9. Citing Sources While Researching for a Speech
Citing sources while researching for a speech is an important, yet overlooked skill. This skill can help you develop your speech and avoid plagiarism. Learn the tips and tricks for citing sources and researching in this lesson!
10. MLA Citation Lesson Plan
Can your students cite correctly, according to MLA standards? A video lesson helps provide the basics while an in-class activity allows them to show what they learned. Extra lessons and activities are included for ongoing instruction.
11. Understanding When & How to Cite Sources During a Speech
Sometimes it can be confusing knowing when and how to cite sources during a speech, especially when using a visual aid like PowerPoint. This lesson has some tips and tricks to help you!
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