Introduction to Public Speaking

Grades 5-12
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In Introduction to Public Speaking, students are introduced to three separate styles of public speaking: Limited Preparation Speaking, Platform Speaking, and Oral Interpretation.

  • Limited Preparation Speaking
    • Learning to speak intelligently with limited time to prepare
  • Platform Speaking
    • Preparing speeches that typically inform, persuade and/or entertain
  • Oral Interpretation
    • Learning to read prose or poetry in a way that evokes emotion

The Introduction to Public Speaking class is separated into four units.  The first three units cover the different manners of public speaking and the fourth unit is an opportunity for the students to prepare a speech in the manner of their choosing for the Parent Showcase.

Cogito Introduction to Public Speaking students will have the opportunity to participate in a Cogito Intramural Speaking Tournament during the course session.

 

Course Syllabus