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"Speak Up!" Interactive Public Speaking Class - A Speech Each Week! FLEX

In this interactive FLEX class, students will learn how to give a speech! We'll cover 4 different speeches: informative, persuasive, storytelling and how-to speeches by writing, recording ourselves and responding to peers.
Kara Agyekum
43 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


per week
Charged weekly
Flexible schedule
Over 4 weeks
No live meetings

Available times

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Class Experience

Students will be able to write persuasive, informative, storytelling and how-to speeches
Students will find informational, persuasive, storytelling and how-to speeches in the world and play games with each one
Students will be able to perform their written speeches and apply new public speaking skills to their speeches
Students will be able to think critically about their peers speeches and respond with meaningful feedback
I am a licensed teacher in the state of Iowa and have years of classroom experience both in person and online. In high school, I qualified for the State Speech competition all four years. Since then, I've seen the benefits of learning to speak publicly time and time again! See more about my qualifications below!

BA in elementary education (2015)
MA in teaching (2022)

1,500+ classes taught online (and counting)
Former third grade teacher (private school)
Kindergarten and preschool (public school)
Mother of two boys

High School Valedictorian, CPU High
Magna Cum Laude, Concordia St. Paul
KHAK Teacher of the Week, 2016
100% 5 Star Reviews through online teaching platforms
Debt free! (paid $100k+ in 4 years) 
Featured on the Dave Ramsey Show
High School State Speech Qualifier 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Students will be expected to write a speech each week and respond to classmates' speeches. The process of writing, practicing and recording their speeches will take time and focus and perhaps support from an adult in their lives. Speeches will be due on Thursdays and video feedback for their peers is due on Fridays.
A graphic organizer will be provided to help guide students in writing their speeches.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Mrs. A will provide feedback to all speeches.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students may need support researching their chosen topic and practicing their speech, depending on your child's level of writing and experience. Some students may need help learning how to record themselves, do retakes, and leaving video comments.


Kara Agyekum
Lives in the United States
43 total reviews
37 completed classes

About Me

Hi! I am Kara Agyekum, but you can call me Mrs. A. I've been teaching in public and private schools as well as online  since 2012. I have a teaching license in the state of Iowa, a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Masters of Arts in... 
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