Actions Speak Louder than Words

No matter how good a written speech is, the delivery is what the audience remembers. Learning about and practicing volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation helps students to deliver an oral presentation effectively. (from site)

 

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.2.1
Demonstrate critical listening skills essential for comprehension, evaluation, problem solving, and task completion.
CLE 3001.2.3
Identify the thesis and main points of a challenging speech.
CLE 3002.2.1
Demonstrate critical listening skills essential for comprehension, evaluation, problem solving, and task completion.
CLE 3002.2.3
Identify the thesis and main points of a challenging speech.
CLE 3003.2.1
Demonstrate critical listening skills essential for comprehension, evaluation, problem solving, and task completion.
CLE 3003.2.3
Identify the thesis and main points of a complex speech.
CLE 3005.2.1
Demonstrate critical listening skills essential for comprehension, evaluation, problem solving, and task completion.
CLE 3005.2.3
Identify the thesis and main points of a complex speech.
GLE 0101.4.2
Select a source necessary to answer the research question.
 
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Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • evaluate classroom presentations according to volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation.
  • use a rating sheet to compare and contrast effective and ineffective presentations according to volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation. 

Lesson Variations

Extension suggestions: 

The Beacon Unit Plan associated with this lesson can be viewed by clicking on the link located at the top of this page or by using the following URL: http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/search/details.asp?item=2949. Once you select the unit’s link, scroll to the bottom of the unit plan page to find the section, Associated Files. This section contains links to the Unit Plan Overview, Diagnostic and Summative Assessments, and other associated files (if any). 

Nolan Ryan's speech (an audio version) can be accessed by going to the unit, Speak for Yourself. (See Weblinks) The speech is one of the attached files.

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