Public Speaking

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[Public speaking]
"Act well thy part; there all the honor lies.”
[Fall /2015]
Teacher: [Mrs. Cleveland]
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Planning Time: [1-2]
Greetings! I am excited to work with your student this semester in advanced theatre. This year we will be starting
our new Drama Club (which meets during lunch), a parent booster club, Competing in the UIL One- Act Play
competition, the Junior International Thespian Society, and three levels of theatre classes (Beginning, intermediate,
and advanced for high school credit). A little about myself: I hold a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston
State University and a Masters of Education in Reading/ Literacy. This is my second year at T.H. Rogers.
Students will explore higher level thinking as they develop a deeper understanding of literature, poetry, debate, public
speaking, body language, voice, resume writing, and interview skills.
Course Goals and Learning Outcomes
Each student will take part in presenting speeches and debates with other T.H. Rogers’ students.
Course Requirements
Each student will be required to research
Each student will be required to memorize
Each student will be required participate
Course Schedule/Unit Topics
Speech vocabulary and introductory speech
Voice and body language technique
Speech presentations
Poetry presentations
Group debate
Solo debate
Resume writing and mock job interview
Please sign and return bottom half: (by signing below the parent and student will adhere to the
guidelines mentioned in this document)
Student name:
Parent name:
Parent cell number:
Parent email:
Parent signature:
Other required resources:
 Pencil, loose leaf paper, highlighter, notecards- to bring to class EVERY DAY
 Folder for class work and handouts
Grading Procedures
 Conduct and participation grades
 Assignments are to be returned and inputted into Grade Speed within five (5) school days
 Late work is to be accepted with reduced points. Refer to the school handbook for late work policies as specified by
grade level
 Formative assessments shall not be factored into the course grade
 Ensure a minimum of three (3) assessment opportunities per nine weeks. Projects and presentations count toward
test grades.
Outside learning opportunities: will be available school-wide through the Drama Club.
Ongoing Parent-Teacher Communication
Please feel free to contact me regularly at