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High School Speech Communications

This 12-week class will teach students how to overcome their fear of public speaking, how to include humor, stories, & statistics in their speeches, & how to write and deliver strong informative, demonstration, and persuasive speeches.
Vicki Henderson
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Completed by 3 learners
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year olds
learners per class

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Meets 1x per week
Over 12 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn that giving a speech isn't always just standing at a podium and talking to a large audience.  Speech is an important element of our everyday lives and can portray a lot about a person.  Our goal in this class is to equip students with the confidence they need to not only speak in front of large groups, but to succeed in interviews, sharing their passions with people, demonstrating things in a way other people will understand, and more.  
I have a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications with an emphasis in Theater and a minor in Business.  I also have a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  I have taught communication classes in public high schools and various home school groups over the last 20 years.  I have also owned a theater and dance studio for the last 15 years.  
Students will have homework in preparing their speeches and will need to take notes in class so that they have the information they will need to effectively give those speeches.  There will be some small, easy, and fun assignments students will need to do on their own throughout the semester in addition to preparing for speeches.  If a letter grade is desired, there will be a final exam in addition to the speeches.
Students will need to have a spiral notebook to take notes in during class. They will also need a quiet room with good lighting on the days they give their speeches.
Each student will be given an assessment sheet and grade on each of their speeches.  For those desiring a letter grade for the class, there will also be a final exam covering all the material covered throughout the class.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be watching, reading, or listening to clips of famous speeches by authors such as Martin Luther King, Jr., President John F. Kennedy, President Ronald Reagan, Queen Elizabeth, etc.  


Vicki Henderson
Lives in the United States
Theater studio owner and Speech Communications teacher
1 total review
1 completed class

About Me

I'm so excited to be teaching Speech Communication, Small Group Communications, and a variety of theater classes!  I taught speech and small group communications in a public high school and for different home school co-ops throughout the years.  I... 
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