Go to the following link:
- Look over Write It, Say It, and Tips from the Pros
(links appear in the left column). Take notes as you will be expected
to know and utilize this information in your speeches. Also record any
questions you may have.
Step Two: Go to
the following link: Speech Rubric
- Look over this rubric and make sure you understand exactly what will be
expected of you as you prepare to give your speech.
- Print a copy of this rubric to Lab 120 (you will use this rubric in step
Step Three: Go
to the following link:
- Select a speech from a historical figure.
- Download both the transcript (the written copy) and the audio version.
- Listen to the speech while looking at the written copy.
- Using the rubric you printed in Step Two score the
- If the speech is longer than 5 minutes,
just score the first 5 minutes
- On the back of the rubric identify what you think the speaker's goal is.
Explain if you think they accomplished this goal and why/why not. Your
answer must show that you are familiar with the speech and you have analyzed
your rubric to the notes you took on Step One and hand in to the teacher
before you move on
Step Four: You
are going to prepare to run for
- Go to the following link and print off the checklist:
- Look over the steps as this will guide you in preparing for your
- Determine whether you are going to run for president of one of the
- The Student Council
- School Board
- United States
- A group or organization of your choice (example: 4-H Club or Youth
- Any other ideas????
- Choose two issues that relate to your constituents (if you don't know
what that means grab a dictionary) from the topic brainstorming that we did
prior to your persuasive essays
- Make issues relevant for your position. For instance, if your
running for President of the United States, you probably will be dealing
with the War in Iraq rather than improving WCMS school lunch choices.
- Clear your
presidential choice and issues with your teacher before moving on to Step
Step Five: Go
to the following link:
Persuasive Speech Map
- Enter information into the map as the website asks and proceed until you
are ready to print.
- Hints (ways to avoid extra work and unnecessary
- The goal or thesis is the stance that you are taking on the
issue. Everyone's goal or thesis should be "To persuade others in my class
to vote for me for president."
- "Tips from the Pros" on the
Speechwriting website suggested covering only two major ideas, so you
may fill in only two reasons on their maps for each piece of evidence (there
is space for three reasons).
- Reasons= Issues; Evidence=Convince us it's a problem & that you
have a plan to solve it!
- Continue filling in the appropriate information until you reach the
option to print