English II- Speeches

Famous Speeches

  • "I Have a Dream". Martin Luther King, Jr.


Examples of Speeches


Source citation:
DeGeneres, Ellen. "Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane's 2009 Commencement Speech."YouTube. YouTube, 18 May 2009. Web. 26 Nov. 2013.


Source citation:
Duckworth, Angela. "The Key to Success? Grit." Speech. TED Talks. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit.html>.



Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure out




Dave Eggers

Source citation:

What is your prison?


Failure to Find Passion: Cass Phillipps

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Evaluating Speeches

INFORMATIVE OR PERSUASIVE SPEECHES - EVALUATING CONTENT
  1. What type of speech is it? (Genre)
  2. What is the speaker's point of view ?
  3. Are you as the listener able to identify the speaker's reasoning?
  4. Has the speaker presented any convincing evidence to support his/her claims?
  5. Is the evidence convincing or does it seem exaggerated or distorted?
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. (http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/9-10)

Types of Speeches

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Debate
Types of oral presentations / experiences: Storytelling, Soliloquies, Reader's Theater, Book Talks...

Preparing a Speech

What type of speech are you planning? Informative, Demonstration, Storytelling, Persuasive...
What is the objective?
Who is your audience?
How well do you know your topic? Research and make it your own
Are you nervous? So is everyone---practice builds your confidence in your topic.

Resources

The Great Speeches Collection-http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/previous.htm
Common Core State Standards (Speech)-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. (http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/9-10)