Camden Hills Regional High School

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Speech and Communication
Mr. Williams
Room 121 - Period
 
Syllabus
Description:

Speech and Communications:  Williams

 

Overview: 

This course is concerned with the selection, development and expression of ideas in contemporary public communication. It involves techniques for preparing, assembling and delivering speeches; moreover, it provides practical experience in various types of situations. Primarily it is performance based.

 

 


 

Grading:  See Speech Rubric

 Major Speech 50%

Minor Speech 25%

Investment/Class Participation 25%

 

Each speech will be filmed for self analysis.

Each speech will be critiqued orally by classmates

Each speech will follow with written peer evaluations.

Each speech will be individually graded by the instructor.

 
Expectations:

Objectives:

  1. To develop the ability to speak with confidence
  2. To develop competencies at the manuscript, extemporaneous, and impromptu delivery levels.
  3.  To foster delivery at the visual, auditory and tactile levels.
  4.  To develop the skills necessary for effective communication:
Breathing- Voice Variation-Gestures-Pacing- Awareness of Disfluencies

Capture Step- Body Language-Eye Contact- Poise-Practice-Sequencing-Clarity

Investment- Common Ground- Universals- Active Listening

 

 
Grading Policy:

Grading:  See Speech Rubric

 Major Speech 50%

Minor Speech 25%

Investment/Class Participation 25%

 

Each speech will be filmed for self analysis.

Each speech will be critiqued orally by classmates

Each speech will follow with written peer evaluations.

Each speech will be individually graded by the instructor.

 
Assignments:

Types of Speeches:

Personal Experience– Manuscript

  1. Interview- Extemporaneous
  2. Oral Interpretation- Manuscript
  3. Expander Speech- Manuscript/Extemporaneous
  4. Lincoln/Douglas Debate (2) Manuscript/Extemporaneous/ Impromptu
  5. Video Persuasion - Extemporaneous
  6.  Children’s Literature - Manuscript
  7.  Testimonial-Manuscript