About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Topic, Purpose and Thesis of a 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|| Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event; |
General Purpose vs. Specific Purpose of a Speech
| The importance of knowing your audience and the tone of the occasion; |
The importance of constructing a specific-purpose statement when writing a focused speech
|Tuesday||Choosing an Appropriate Speech Topic: Steps and Characteristics||Things you should keep in mind when selecting a subject for your speech|
|Wednesday||Public Speaking with Time Limits: How to Prepare||Learning about the use of limiters such as time period, place and group|
|Thursday||Turning Your Topic into Main Points for Your Speech: Tips and Ideas||Brainstorming tips to help you find main ideas|
|Friday||Developing a Thesis Statement from Your Speech Topic||Identifying the audience and using main ideas to create an effective thesis statement|
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. General Purpose vs. Specific Purpose of a Speech
Understanding the general and specific purpose of your speech will help you develop and focus your speech to meet the needs of your delivery and of your audience. This lesson will help you understand the differences and how to create a specific purpose statement.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Planning a Speech Lesson Plan
What does it take to plan an effective speech? This lesson plan uses two interesting and informative video lessons to outline critical information. A small group activity connects students to the material in a meaningful way.
7. 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.
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Other chapters within the Public Speaking Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course
- Introduction to Public Speaking Lesson Plans
- Analyzing The Audience Lesson Plans
- Listening and Feedback Lesson Plans
- Researching the Speech Lesson Plans
- Organizing The Speech Lesson Plans
- Outlining The Speech Lesson Plans
- Language and Style Lesson Plans
- Speech Delivery Lesson Plans
- Using Visual Supports Lesson Plans
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