A handout on speeches, part of a series on specific writing assignments, helps individuals develop their speech-writing skills. The resource starts with a discussion on audience and purpose and ends with tips to engage the audience.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Hold a writing competition where learners try to create the most engaging hook on a topic
  • Place some crazy speech topics in a hat and have scholars pull one out of the hat and give a speech on the fly
Classroom Considerations

  • Information focuses mainly on writing speeches, not delivering them

  • Asks questions to consider during the writing process
  • Shares specific tips rather than just general information

  • Offers a limited number of examples to support the content presented