Teaching a speech unit or public speaking course can be complex because so many aspects go into making a successful speech lesson. This file has a variety of tools to engage students as they grow as public speakers.
It contains every public speaking activity in my store, plus many more speech activities. I also have a detailed (week by week) outline of how I run a public speaking class.
You can click on the individual activities. This bundle includes extra lesson plans and presentations to guide you through the lessons. Included:
Public Speaking Activities:
• Candy Fun
• Nonverbal Communication
• Eliminate Fillers
• Goal Setting + Cards
• Impromptu Speaking (includes rubric and topics)
• Same Speech, Different Person (character roles included)
• Sing It!
• Love This: Household Items
• Narrative (two sample speeches included)
• Informative (two sample speeches included)
• How-To (two sample speeches included
• Persuasive (one sample speech included)
• Radio non-for-profit presentation
• In the beginning
• At the end
• Video viewing (after student speeches)
• Role of an audience member
• Elevating your rhetoric
• Providing emphasis
• When does my speech begin?
• Best practices for using a visual aid
• Where do I stand during my speech?
• How do I research a speech/
• Citing sources
• Outlining your speech
• Quick feedback (for rehearsals)
° A parent note in .doc format to provide ways to help their budding orators.
° Student note in .doc format, explaining their role as audience members.
° A final test in .doc format, editable for you!
° A “Common Comments” sheet that gives teachers go-to comments for when they are grading speeches.
• An editable presentation and teacher note sheet for every activity.
This bundle is divided by week, by how I teach these speech components. I also provide class time for practice, research, and writing. Feel free to move the activities to your own timeline!
Everything I used when I taught a public speaking course is included in this bundle; please read the above list of what this bundle contains to be sure it is right for you. I have provided a guideline for how I use the material, but you may want to switch around the activities.
I have coached a speech team for four years as well as taught a public speaking class for seven years. These are some of the public speaking lesson plans and materials I developed to engage students and provide them with meaningful feedback.
SOME of the public speaking activities included in this bundle (individually in my store):
√ Teaching Ethos, Pathos, and Logos With Commercials
√ Public Speaking Activity for Tone
√ Teaching Audience Analysis With Commercials
√ Prized Possession – Favorite Person Speech Assignments
√ How-To Speech Assignments
√ Write and Present a Radio Commercial: Practice Verbal Communication
√ Using a Visual Aid in Public Speaking: Best Practices for Speeches
√ Susan B. Anthony Speech Analysis
√ FDR Day of Infamy Speech Analysis
√ Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
√ Activities and Worksheets
√ Public Speaking Rhetoric
√ Public Speaking Podcasts
√ Informative Speech Assignments
This public speaking bundle contains all of the above products plus the curriculum outline, discussion starters, goal setting sheets, and more. This is everything and more that I used for an 18-week public speaking course.