Part of Unit: FFA Issues and Topics
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Effective leaders must be able to communicate their ideas and thoughts to larger groups. This gets your class started with a practical exercise in public speaking.
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- ANR.FS.2.0 Communications
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.LS.ODOC.1.9 Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience and choose effective verb...
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis...3
Objectives and Goals
- SWBAT: Identify effective techniques for public speaking.
- SWBAT: Effectively plan a prepared speech.
- SWBAT: Effectively deliver a prepared speech.
Activities in this Lesson
- What FREAKS you out? - Hooks / Set
Begin class by asking students what scares them. Get answers.
Show the powerpoint to the class- "What Freaks you out?" Begin the discussion with the notion that people are scared of some crazy things. Go through the powerpoint and laugh at some of the crazy phobias.
Share the definition of a phobia- an irrational and unnatural aversion to or fear of something. Irrational! Our fear of public speaking is common- but all the same it is not founded in logic.
Today's lesson will equip you with skills to effectively plan and present a prepared speech.
- What FREAKS you out? [ Download ] null
- Effective Speaking Techniques - Lecture
Public speaking must be conquered on two levels: Development and Delivery.
First, we'll focus on the development of the speech.
Lead a discussion of the proper structure of an English paper: Intro, Body, Conclusion.
Discuss the purpose of each of those sections: Intro is to engage and preview, body is to provide supporting information and closure is to summarize and end with impact.
The same format applies to speeches. Have them copy down the correct English paper/speech format on their papers.
That's development. now there's delivery.
Have students brainstorm a list of techniques they know that makes good public speakers. Have them share with the class.
Delivery is conquered in a few areas:
Voice: fluctuations in tone, changes in rhythm, appropriate volume
Body: posture, hand gestures, eye contact
Face: Smile when appropriate, enjoy yourself
Come up with some "rules of thumb" for effective public speaking techniques. Have students copy down the rules of thumb. There are a million websites that have public speaking tips. Check out the attached one for some good rules of thumb.
- Public Speaking Tips [ Go to Site ] null
- Let's Try It On - Projects
Now's the chance to see what we can do!
Give each person the handout "Public Speaking Assignment" as well as the half sheet of topics.
Review the techniques needed to write an effective speech as well as the parameters of the assignment. They can use any one of the topics on the topic sheets.
They must be prepared to deliver the speech the next day in class.
Give them the duration of the period to work on their speech as well as whatever time they need at home.
- What fear? - Closure
Describe a time when you overcame a fear or knew someone else who did.
Fear is irrational- when we are equipped with skills and techniques, we can overcome even the craziest of fears.
Each of us will demonstrate overcoming fears tomorrow as wel rock our public speaking event!
- Assessment Types:
Demonstration: Public speaking events. Grade accordingly- some students might struggle but give a ton of effort. Use your best judgment on how to complete the assessment portion.