Ch 11: Types of Speeches Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Types of Speeches chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about various types of speeches and their purposes in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Types of Speeches 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Informative speakingTypes of informative speeches, including speeches about objects, events and concepts
TuesdayHelping your audience learnTips on reaching your audience, including how to organize the speech
WednesdayPersuasive speechesThe role of persuasive speeches and various types, such as assertion of value and assertion of policy
ThursdaySpecial occasion speechesThe role of special occasion speeches, such as eulogies, toasts and acceptance speeches
FridayStrategies for special occasion speakingTips to prepare a special occasion speech, including checking the honoree's background, using elevated language and making an emotional connection

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Types of Speeches Lesson Plans
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Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types

1. Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types

Informative speeches are written to inform your audience about a topic. There are several classifications that can be used depending on the purpose of your speech.

Informative Speech Lesson Plan

2. Informative Speech Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, your students will learn the categories of informative speeches through discussion and games. They will also demonstrate gained knowledge of how to organize an informative speech by giving their own speeches.

Informative Speech Rubric

3. Informative Speech Rubric

Informative speech activities are a good way to help your students practice researching and presenting ideas. This lesson will provide a template for a rubric you can use to assess an informative speech activity.

Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

4. Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips

An informative speech is given to teach the audience something new. To do this, there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep your speech relevant, interesting and full of engaging and useful information.

Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types

5. Persuasive Speaking: Purpose and Types

Persuasive writing is all about influencing people by using credibility, logic and emotion; and this can be achieved in a few ways. The speaker may want to assert a fact, a value or even a policy.

Persuasive Speech Lesson Plan

6. Persuasive Speech Lesson Plan

This lesson plan includes activities, a quiz, an extension, and several example discussion topics and questions you can use to help your students understand the various types of persuasive speeches.

Persuasive Speech Rubric

7. Persuasive Speech Rubric

Rubrics are useful tools for setting expectations and assessing a variety of student assignments. This lesson will provide you with a template off of which you can design your own persuasive speech rubric.

Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches

8. Understanding the Role of Special Occasion Speeches

Special occasion speeches are written and delivered to commemorate an occasion like a wedding or funeral, or even for a roast. Even though special occasions speeches seem simple, they have a few rules that need to be followed.

Special-Occasion Speaking: Strategies for Before & During Your Speech

9. Special-Occasion Speaking: Strategies for Before & During Your Speech

Special occasion speeches seem less formal, but they require the same level of research and writing as their counterparts. Accuracy when citing names, titles and events is crucial to the integrity of the speech.

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