Steps for Extemporaneous Editorial Speech Name _________________________________ Goal: To understand another person’s opinion while formulating your own, and to practice extemporaneous speaking, source citation, and reading comprehension. 1. Using your iPad, go to Dictionary.com, look up the definition of the word “editorial,” write down the definition below. Editroial:______________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Using your iPad, go to one of the following newspaper sites and go to the opinion section: dallasnews.com, latimes.com, chicagotribune.com, or you can download the USA Today app. Find an editorial that you want to read. Make sure you open the full document. Do not choose a Letter to the Editor. 3. Read the article. Concentrate on discovering the opinion of the author. Feel free to highlight or make notes on the article where needed. You can do this by copying and pasting the article into a document or by taking a snapshot of it, or you can also make notes on a separate piece of paper. 4. Complete the following: Name of newspaper: ________________________________________________________________ Title of article: _______________________________________________________________________ Name of author: _____________________________________________________________________ Date it was published: ________________________________________________ Central Opinion of the author: _____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Speech presentation. You will share the information you gathered from the editorial with the class and express your own opinion. Steps for Presentation: This is an extemporaneous presentation. Do not write down everything you plan to say. Speak using your notes and from your knowledge of the editorial. 1. Give the source information: “According to (author) in the article titled (title) from the (date) (newspaper or magazine)” 2. Explain the central opinion of the article. Elaborate and summarize supporting information that was written in the article. 3. Give your opinion and explain why you agree or disagree with the author.