Presentation on theme: "(About a country outside the United States)"— Presentation transcript:
1 (About a country outside the United States) Informative Speech(About a country outside the United States)
2 DefinitionsInform: To impart information to; make aware of something. To give or provide information. (The American Heritage Dictionary.)Informative Speech: An informative speech provides information to an audience. The aims of an informative speech are to help your audience understand and to remember the information you are presenting: you will provide information about a specific topic.
3 AssignmentWrite an informative speech about a country (except the United States). The speech should include a few of the following:A little history of the countryDescription of the country (landscape)Description of the way of lifeTypes of foodEthnic makeupType of governmentReligionLanguageNational heroesTime: 2 minutesScripts, Outline, or Note Cards: May be used
4 Step One Choice of Country: ___________________________________ Why did you choose that country?: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Teacher Approval: If you have questions.
5 Step Two Topics and Sub Topics foodpolitical parties/Ruling partystructureCultureGovernmentreligionleaderethnic makeup/Language
6 Step Two Topics and Sub Topics Teacher Approval _______Your choice:EducationHistoryFamous PlacesLiteratureArtsMusicArchitecture
7 Step Three Research List three sources: 1. Author: _______________________________________________________Publication Title __________________________________________________Date Published ________________Web address________________________What did you learn from this source that you may use in your speech?2. Author: _______________________________________________________3. Author: _______________________________________________________
8 Step Four Three Parts of a Speech I. IntroductionA. Attention Getter.II. BodyA. Write about the three sub topics.B. Support the subtopics with details.III. ConclusionA. Review all three topic areas.B. Final thought or quote (make the audience want to know more about your topic).
9 Step Five Note Cards or a sheet of paper Use note cards or a sheet of paper to write your speech. As you write add details-NEVER use the words “things,” “stuff,” and “you know!” Use specific language instead, in other words tell us exactly what you mean.
10 Delivery Have good posture Use hand gestures Only move up to three times (left, right, and center)Eye Contact, try to look at everyone in the class at least once.Use facial expressions to emphasize what you are saying.Personal appearance should not have distracting clothes or jewelry etc.Articulate well (word choice)Pronounce the words correctlySpeak loud enough to be clearly heard in the roomDon’t speak too fastBreath from your diaphragmUse an appropriate pitch
11 Extra Credit Practice!If you practice your speech out loud for a parent, guardian, or other adult, I will give you 10 points extra credit.Adult Listener: __________________________How long did the speech last? _____________Please list one suggestion for improvement here __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
12 Grading Rubric I will use the following Rubric to grade you speeches. Introduction:Attention Getter?Thesis?Overview of main idea?Body:Organized?Descriptive Details?Conclusion:Reviewed main idea?Final thought?Vocal Delivery:VolumeQualitySpeedpitchArticulationpronunciationPhysical Delivery:posturegesturesmovementseye contactfacial expressionpersonal appearanceTOTAL POINTS _______________(OUT OF 65)
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