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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Language Arts - Speech

 

Understanding Communication

 

The learner will be able to identify and define the elements of communication.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify how and why communication skills are important in one's life.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to tell the difference between verbal communication and nonverbal communication.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and describe various kinds of formal and informal communication settings.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list and explain the interrelated steps of the communication process.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the qualities that make someone an effective communicator.

 

  

 

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Verbal and Nonverbal Messages

 

The learner will be able to explain the differences between verbal and nonverbal language.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and explain five characteristics of verbal language.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define denotation and connotation and explain how they affect communication.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the appropriate use of standard American English, jargon, slang, and dialect.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how body language, appearance, paralanguage, and environment affect communication.

 

  

 

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Using Your Voice

 

The learner will be able to explain how sound is generated.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define resonance and identify each of the major resonators of voice.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define articulation and identify each of the major articulators of sound.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and define each of the key characteristics of vocalization.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the four major aspects of vocalization that affect how you sound to others.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list four common articulation problems.

 

  

 

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Listening and Evaluating

 

The learner will be able to name and analyze factors that affect listening.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify skills for critical and active listening.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list and explain five types of faulty reasoning.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain what is meant by propaganda.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the most commonly used propaganda techniques.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to evaluate a speech with an oral critique and a written critique.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to apply the types of faulty reasoning to the play 12 Angry Men.

 

  

 

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Interviewing

 

The learner will be able to identify the five different types of interview questions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to generate interview questions of their own based on the five different types of questions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to conduct an interview using the questions they have generated.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to present a "speech of introduction" based on the results of their interview.

 

  

 

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Speaking to inform

 

The learner will be able to identify the defining features of an informative speech.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the aims of an informative speech.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify two types of informative speeches.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to adapt information to help an audience understand and retain information.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to develop a process speech using a visual aid and at least two library sources.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to develop an expository speech using an audio/visual aid and at least three library sources.

 

  

 

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Speeches Integrated Throughout Units

 

The learner will be able to give a self-presentation speech (no time limit).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to give at least three circle talks-students seated in a circle listen (at least one minute each).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to give a speech of introduction; incorporated in interviewing unit (2 minutes).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to give a special person speech about an individual that has influenced their life (3-5 minutes).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to give a demonstration speech; incorporated in the informative speaking unit (5-8 minutes).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to give an informative speech; incorporated in the informative speaking unit (7-10 minutes).

 

  

 

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