Public Speaking

  1. Students will plan, arrange, and distinguish speeches for different purposes, including speeches that entertain, inform and persuade.

  2. Students will develop support, including researched authorities, for their speeches.

  3. Students will craft verbal and nonverbal messages to suit particular audiences and purposes.

  4. Students will deliver timed speeches before audiences and respond to audience questions.

  5. Students will evaluate their own and others' speaking, identifying aspects of preparation, arrangement, critical thinking, and delivery.

  6. Students will prepare and use visual aids.

  7. Students will be able to articulate the purpose and thesis of any oral presentation.