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2 Introduction Any public speech is a type of acting. Your written speech is your script. In a speech you research, order and present your ideas and thoughts to an audience in an interesting manner. A speech should be as well-crafted or planned as an essay. While there are different methods of creating a speech, this booklet is an approach that rewards your efforts for both the planning and the execution of your speech. In a traditional speech you are not allowed to use any aids while speaking. All your information is conveyed by your voice and by how you stand or move. This is the type of speech we will be conducting. The top speakers in each class will go on to compete at the school wide competition and the winners of that competition will compete at the Halton District School Board level. Speak Off Guidelines Your speech may be on a personal topic, however you are expected to demonstrate clearly the use of research in your speech Junior speeches must be 2- minutes in length. Intermediate speeches must be 3-5 minutes in length. Points are deducted for times over and under the limits. Cue cards are acceptable, but reading directly from a script is discouraged Speakers should be aware that there will be no microphones Speeches will be judged on delivery, content and overall impression Points can be deducted for excessive dramatics, costumes or props Visual aids are not part of this competition Assessment You will be marked on your planning, rough work and presentation of speech You must complete each step in the planning process in order to receive full marks On the due date, submit all of your work in a duo tang or folder in the following order a) Title page b) good copy of speech c) rough copy of speech d) dot jots e) booklet Written work is due on Speeches will be presented on Step 1: Keeping a Diary

3 You are responsible for keeping track of what you have accomplished every time you work on your speech. Keep track below by logging dates and describing your progress. Be precise and accurate. Include both in class time and homework time. Ex. did parts & 5 in my rough booklet or wrote pages two and three of the rough draft of my speech Date Work Completed Very few entries Some entries Entries made for made made most work Thoughtful entries made for all work Step 2: Areas of Interest

4 List below three broad areas of interest that you might wish to talk about. After each area of interest, list three possible topics for your speech. You may have to do some preliminary research to identify appropriate topics. Area of Interest Possible Topic #1 Possible Topic #2 Possible Topic #3 Ex. Insects Arachnids Insects as Pets Insects I have eaten Consider options Consider options Independently after much after some consider a variety teacher prompting teacher prompting of options gotta do to get... Thoughtfully and independently consider a variety of options Step 3: Choosing a Topic Highlight above the topic within the area of interest you have chosen for your speech. Explain briefly, but in full sentences, why you have chosen this topic. Have at least two reasons for your choice. Select a topic and Select a topic and Independently explain why with vaguely explain select a topic and much prompting why it was chosen explain why it was gotta do to get... Independently select a topic and clearly explain

5 Step : Bibliography chosen why it was chosen List below the three BEST sources from all the books, articles, internet sources, videos, interviews, etc.... that you used to research and write your speech. ONE of your choices should be something other than an internet site. Below each source briefly describe why this work was useful to you. You may want to wait until after you have written your rough copy to be able to explain why the source was useful. Example: Walter, I.C. Sea Shells by the Sea. Colonial Press, Toronto, This book listed all the different sea shells found in North America. It convinced me to talk about the animals that used the shells as their homes. Source #1 This source was useful because Source #2 This source was useful because Source #3 This source was useful because Few or no resources contain correct, complete citations. Some resources contain correct, complete citations. Most resources contain correct, complete citations. All resources contain correct, complete citations.

6 Step 5: Title of Speech Write out the title of your speech on the line below. Remember that your title must be descriptive and attention getting. For example, Bunnies is a poor title, while The Stranger Role of Rabbits as Garden Ornaments is much better! Title Title shows little evidence of thought and is barely connected to topic Title shows some evidence of thought and is somewhat connected to topic Title shows evidence of thought and is connected to topic Title shows much evidence of thought and is totally connected to topic Step 6: Brainstorms / Dot jots Now that you have chosen your topic, you need to do some brainstorming and some research on your topic. Be sure to jot down all information. You can decide what goes in your speech later. Dot jots are usually written in point form. Dot jots will be included in your duo tang. Very few usable notes Satisfactory variety of info. Some info might be off topic Good variety of info. Most info is on topic. Excellent variety of info. All info is on topic

7 Step 7: Speech Outline From your Dot Jot notes, briefly outline, in point form, your introduction, sub topics and conclusion. List your sub topics in a logical order. Introduction (give a mini-overview of what you wish to talk about, how will you capture your audience s attention?) Sub topic #1 Sub topic #2 Sub topic #3 Sub topic # (if needed) Sub topic #5 (if needed) Conclusion (sum up your speech and leave the audience with a thought or idea to remember): Poor or no outlines provided Satisfactory outlines provided Good outlines provided Excellent outlines provided

8 Step 8: Rough Copy You will be marked for submitting your rough copy so read the following instructions carefully! By the time you reach this stage of the booklet you should have collected all of your research, made your dot jots and outline and be ready to start your rough draft. Use evidence and research in your speech but be sure not to plagiarize. Directly copying someone else s words as your own is cheating and illegal. If you are borrowing another s ideas, use your own wording. If you are using a direct quote you must tell who or where it came from. Your first rough draft should be double spaced, as this is easier to revise and edit. You may want to do multiple drafts. Once completed, your rough draft(s) should show evidence of serious editing. Remember to document who helped to edit your work. (If you are using a computer be sure to bring in a printed hard copy of your work every day to class, leaving work at home is not an excuse for avoiding work or learning) Few signs of proofreading and editing Some signs of proofreading and editing Signs of proofreading and editing Extensive signs of proofreading and editing

9 Step 9: Good Copy of Speech The written good copy of your speech needs to be as close to perfect as humanly possible. The good copy should be typed, and double spaced in size 12 font. Your good copy will be marked upon its technical perfection and on its literary merit. Technical perfection refers to how neatly it is presented and such things as accuracy of spelling. Literary merit refers to how well-written your speech is. This is more than just good grammar. Literary merit is also judged by the quality of the introduction, the development of the story you are telling in the body of the speech including research- and a strong thoughtful conclusion. A well-crafted speech can capture the interest of the audience, no matter what the topic. Introduction Captures the interest of the audience immediately Introduces the subject of the speech Has a thesis statement that outlines the argument of your speech (what you hope to prove or show) Body of Speech Sub-topics discussed in an order that leads towards what you wish to prove Evidence of research can clearly be seen Conclusion Sums up your speech and leaves the listener with a thought to remember

10 Step 10: Presentation of Speech Evaluation or Oral Presentation Mastery of Content Eye Contact Read None Fully memorized Full Body Language Static / Slouching / Pacing Good posture/ Appropriate Gestures Voice: Articulation Voice: Volume Voice: Speed Voice: Emotion, Expression Mumbled / Slurred Too loud / too soft Too slow/ too fast Monotone Clearly spoken Appropriate Well-paced Expressive Length 1 min over or under 0 sec over or under 20 sec over or under Within time limit Time Total / 32 Observations:

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