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LASE01E: SpeechA (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: English Language Arts
COURSE TITLE: Speech A
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
CODE: LASE01E
TYPE: MS
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 9 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: The speech course is designed to prepare students to create speeches that reflect careful thought in planning, organization, and delivery. The major types of speeches that will be focused on are informative, persuasive, impromptu, instructional and oral interpretation of literature.

Standards Addressed:

  • 6E1b: Comprehension and analysis of literary text
  • 6E2a: Process and features
  • 6E2b: Applications (different types of writing and their characteristics)
  • 6E2c: English language conventions
  • 6E3a: Skills, strategies, and applications
  • 7E1b: Comprehension and analysis of literary text
  • 7E2a: Process and features
  • 7E2b: Applications (different types of writing and their characteristics)
  • 7E2c: English language conventions
  • 7E3a: Skills, strategies, and applications
  • 8E1b: Comprehension and analysis of literary text
  • 8E2a: Process and features
  • 8E2b: Applications (different types of writing and their characteristics)
  • 8E2c: English language conventions
  • 8E3a: Skills, strategies, and applications

Topics Addressed:

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Speech research
  • Speech organization
  • Delivery techniques
  • Critical and evaluative techniques
  • Oral interpretation of literature

Major Instructional Activities:

  • Reading
  • Viewing
  • Listening
  • Researching
  • Practicing the development of an argumentative thesis statement
  • Applying research skills to gain ideas and collect supporting information on the topic
  • Creating a bibliography
  • Drafting a speech
  • Finalizing a speech
  • Delivering a speech
  • Evaluating speeches and/or debates
  • Critiquing speeches and/or debates orally or in writing
  • Making suggestions for improvement of self and others' speeches
  • Dramatic and/or humorous interpretation
  • Extemporaneous speaking
  • Informative
  • Impromptu speaking
  • Reader’s theater
  • Storytelling

Major Evaluative Techniques:

  • Appraisal of resources used in research
  • Use of rubrics to analyze the composition and delivery of speeches and/or debates
  • Class participation in activities and discussions
  • Timely preparation of and participation in speech events and speech performances

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the speech course, students should be able to:

  • Produce a variety of speech presentations
  • Participate in critiques that focus on distinct, effective, and correct speech
  • Recognize the various ways of organizing and verbalizing logical thought processes

Teacher Qualifications:

  • 0210 English
  • 0211 Speech

Resources:

Language arts textbooks from the oral interpretive selections.