Scope and Sequence for Honors Public Speaking National Standards as set by the College Board: Speaking 3.1 Student analyzes purpose, audience, and context when planning a presentation or performance by: a. preparing speeches for different purposes and occasions, including demonstration, informative and persuasive speaking b. demonstrating knowledge of audience expectations by establishing credibility and showing an awareness of audience psychology in speech performances c. delivering the speech in an extemporaneous or impromptu style Speaking 3.2 Student gathers and organizes content to achieve purposes for a presentation or performance by: a. choosing a topic and restricting it according to the purpose and the audience b. providing appropriate support techniques c. utilizing a suitable organizational pattern d. utilizing critical thinking including reasoning and evaluation of data Listening: 2.1 Students manage barriers to listening by: a. listening respectfully and attentively to classmates speeches Listening: 3.1, 3.2 Students listen empathically to comprehend and evaluate speeches of others and self. Students will understand the nuances of communication by using utilizing non verbal communication that support the verbal message by demonstrating: a. appropriate eye contact b. appropriate poise and posture c. appropriate gestures and facial expression Uses vocal qualities effectively by demonstrating: a. vocal variety b. correct pronunciation and articulation c. appropriate rate and volume Purpose Honors Public Speaking is a required Communications course. It provides the students with numerous opportunities to prepare and present speeches for many different purposes. Through this course students will research, practice and present speeches tailored to situation and audience as indicated by the relevant College Board standards. Emphasis will be placed on awareness of body language, listening skills, and critical thinking. Units Introduction Speech - Students will develop a creative speech that introduces themselves to the class. Students will become familiar with the peer review process and complete peer reviews during speeches. Students will see an example of an introduction speech and discuss ways to control stage fright. Students will write, practice and deliver their speeches. Skills: concentration, writing, self-awareness, creativity. Two days Personal Experience Speech - Students will develop a speech based on a unique personal experience which she has had in her lifetime. In the course of preparation for this speech, students will complete activities designed to increase listening skills, improve awareness of body language, and improve word choice for speech writing. Students will write, practice and deliver a personal experience speech Skills: good listening skills, storytelling ability, descriptive writing, performance skills (gestures, facial expressions, posture, etc.) Seven – eight days *Test One will be before the students begin presenting their demonstration speech. Demonstration Speech - Students will work independently to choose a skill or activity to demonstrate to class. Students will create a plan for explaining and showing the activity simultaneously. In the course of preparation for this speech students will practice other situations which call for demonstration speeches. Students will increase research ability. Skills: research ability, multiple task completion, hand/eye coordination, audience analysis, demonstrate and talk at the same time, break down a process into steps which can be explained or demonstrated. Eights – ten days Informative Speech - Students will develop a topic for an informative speech, research it, and practice it for delivery to the class. In the course of the preparation for this speech, students will complete activities designed to improve enunciation, research skills, and organizational writing ability. For her informative speech, each student will create a PowerPoint presentation - which she will use as her visual aid. This presentation must have a minimum of six slides. One of which may be a title slide. It is designed to enhance the speech – not become the speech. Skills: research ability, citation of sources within the body of the speech, multiple task completion, hand/eye coordination Power Point skills: how to create slides which are properly formatted 6 x 6 and are consistent, how to change design, how to format information, how to add transitions and effects, how to use clipart and resize it or how to add her own by using the internet or scanning, how to find images Skills: research ability, critical thinking, analytical writing, performance skills (vocal variety, eye contact, movement.) Ten – eleven days Persuasive Speech - Students will become familiar with the conventions for preparing and delivering a persuasive speech. Students will select a topic and develop a speech designed to instill, change or reinforce a belief. In the course of preparation for this speech students will complete activities designed to increase proficiency in logical reasoning and analysis in order to increase effective argumentation skills. Skills: research ability, analytical thinking, writing, performance skills. Eight – ten days. *Test two will be before students begin presenting their persuasive speeches. Impromptu Speech - In this speech, students are given only a few minutes to prepare a one-minute speech presentation on a given topic. This speech is completed by the entire class in one class meeting, with each person presenting once. Skills: organizational skills, decision making, presentation skills Throughout the semester Final Exam Information – The Communications Department’s policy for final exams is that they be worth 10% of the final grade. Because there is not time for every student to give a speech on exam day, the students will give an award speech for a classmate. The persuasive speech is truly the culminating speech in which the students exhibit all they have learned in the semester. Therefore, the persuasive speech will count as the final exam. Its score will also be figured in the tests and major projects category.