Grand Meadow ISD 495‚Äč

710 4th Ave NE  PO Box 68  Grand Meadow, MN 55936  Phone: 507-754-5318  Fax: 507-754-5608

 
 
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Informative Group Speech Assigned:

-   Criteria

-   Sections to Read

-   Contract Criteria

-   Watch Example Speech

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Final Persuasive Speech

Faith, Justin, Michael, Makenzie, Trever

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Final Persuasive Speech

Allie L, Hattie, Allie S, Andrew, Jacob, Zach, Max

10 1st Qtr Ends

Critique Speeches

11 Teacher Work Day

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In-Class: Differences between persuasive speaking and informative speaking.

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Small Group Communication

16 – No Class

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Group Contract Guidelines – Write group contract

18

Impromptu Criteria; Signing Contracts, Brainstorm topics/audiences
Group Contract finished, signed, submitted

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Narrow Topic – Question/Answer about possible topics

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Finalize Group Topic

23 Thanksgiving Break

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Group Work Day (Outlining)

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Presentation Aids and Visuals

Girls JV/Girls Varsity

30

View Presentation Examples

Dec 1

Group Work (Presentation/Visual Aid)

Boys JV/Varsity BBall

 

2 Impromptu

Girls BBall JV/Varsity

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Full Sentence Outline without sources DUE

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Research information to support the full sentence outline

ALL BBall Teams Play

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Begin Designing Presentation/Visual Aid

BBall Girls JV/Varsity

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Impromptu

BBalll ALL Teams Play

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All Sources Compiled

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Boys JV/Varsity BBall

 

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Scripted Outline Completed (Optional per group member)

Boys JV/Varsity

16 2nd Qtr Midterm

ALL BBall Teams Play

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Practice Informative Group Speech (audio only)

Girls JV/Varsity BBall

 

20 Final Impromptu

Boys JV/Varsity BBall

21 Final Impromptu

 

22 Winter Break

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Boys BBall Invitational

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Jan 2 Winter Break

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Final Extemp Criteria

Girls JV/Varsity

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Visual Aid

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Visual Aid

Boys JV/Varsity BBall

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Visual Aid Completed

Girls JV/Varsity Bball

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All Bball Teams Play

11 Extemp Final

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Group 1 Practice (Present)

All Bball Teams Play

13 Extemp Final

Group 2 Practice

(Present)

Boys JV/Varsity Bball

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16 Staff Development

Girls JV/Varsity Bball

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Group Practice

All BBall Teams Play

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Group Practice

 

19 Informative Group 1 Boys Present

Boys JV/Varsity Game

20 Informative Group 2 Girls Present

Girls JV/Varsity Game

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Study/Review

(Homework: Critique Group Speeches by Wednesday)

 

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Study/Review

All Bball Teams Play

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Final

 

26 2nd Qtr Ends

Girls BBall Play

27 Teacher Work Day

 

 
1216-110 Essentials of Speaking and Listening (3 credits) Course Syllabus
Prepared by SMSU professors
Adapted by Sue Wilson for Fall 2016
Description:
This course teaches the use of verbal and nonverbal communication to organize and deliver effective oral presentations. Additional emphasis is placed on identifying and overcoming listening barriers.
 
Objectives:
Students will gain knowledge and skills in:
  • developing critical thinking skills
  • organizing the body of the speech
  • selecting the speech purpose and limitation of the subject area
  • effective outlining
  • research practices
  • analyzing and adapting to an audience
  • using evidence and forms of supporting material Including effective visual aids
  • preparing and presenting information in groups
  • developing an effective introduction
  • developing critical listening skills
  • developing an effective conclusion
  • identifying and overcoming listening barriers
  • effective methods of speech criticism
  • analyzing and adapting to the occasion
  • effective speech composition
  • effective delivery
 
Text and Supplies:
Required:
A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by O’Hair, Rubenstein and Stewart; Bedford/St. Martin’s (latest edition). Available online.
SMSU Communications 110 Handbook. Additional access available online.
Required Supplies: Speech Critique Sheets
Recommended: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
 
Course Requirements:
  • Students must choose speech topics which are creative, novel, unique, and appropriate for their audience, rather than topics that lack originality.
  • Each student will deliver a minimum of four speaking assignments:
    • An impromptu speaking activity (must be a minimum of 2 minutes).
    • A 4 to 6 minute extemporaneous speech using at least 3 sources.
    • A 5 to 7 minute persuasive speech.
      • The speech must utilize a problem-solution organizational pattern.
      • The speech must contain a minimum of 5 different sources. Failure to utilize 5 different sources will warrant lowering the speech grade by at least one full letter grade.
    • A 16-20 minute informative group presentation.
      • Each student will work with an assigned group of 4-6 to prepare and present this assignment.
      • Presentations must contain a minimum of 10 outside sources.
      • Groups will be required to use an effective visual aid in this presentation. (Demonstration or "how to" topics are NOT allowed.) Visual Aids are recognized as supporting material much like testimonies, statistics, examples, etc. used to support a sub-point in the speech. Examples include pictures, graphs, media, etc.
      • Groups will be responsible for preparing contracts that lay out expectations for members, disciplinary actions, and procedures for firing a member of the group. All decisions made by group contract must receive final approval of the instructor.
      • This presentation will be graded on both a group and individual basis.
      • Any speech over or under time will be penalized. If a speech exceeds the time limit it may be stopped.
Guidelines for use of speaking notes and podium:
  • Outlines may NOT be used to deliver any of the speeches.
  • Students are not to use a lectern or podium for any of their speeches. (Failure to abide by a. and b. will warrant failure of the speaking assignment.)
  • Students may deliver all speeches without the use of notes. If notes are used, they may not exceed two 3x5 note cards, written on one side only. One of the cards may contain only bibliographic documentation (NOT supporting material) necessary for source citation. The other card may not exceed 35 words. Failure to follow these guidelines will warrant lowering the speech grade by at least one full letter grade. This requirement applies to individual and group presentations.
 
You must be prepared to speak the first day of speeches. This means you must be prepared to speak whenever your name is called. Failure to deliver the 4 required presentations will mean failure of the course. You cannot make up a missed presentation unless extenuating circumstances occur.
 
Outlines and Works Cited:
  1. The persuasive speech and the group presentation will be accompanied by a typed complete sentence outline which will be given to the instructor prior to speaking and will include a Works Cited of research sources.
  2. If a work is cited in the speech it is to appear in the Works Cited. If a work appears in the Works Cited, it is to be cited in the speech.
  3. Students must follow MLA style for the Works Cited.
    • (Failure to abide by a., b., and c. will warrant failure of the speaking assignment.)
 
General Guidelines:
  • Students will be responsible for reading the text and handouts distributed in class. Students are responsible for lecture notes. Please pay extra attention to the Communications 110 Handbook as ALL guidelines, expectations and examples are very clearly spelled out within it.
  • Because this class is primarily performance in nature, students should refrain from wearing anything that inhibits vocal production or distracts from their performance such as lip rings, tongue studs, hats/caps, coats, etc. when performing.
  • All students are required to evaluate other speakers using the Speech Critique Sheets. In addition, students will be required to participate in classroom critique sessions as an exercise in active and critical listening. Student critiques will be a graded assignment that will be evaluated periodically by the instructor.
  • All students are required to complete a variety of listening activities/assignments throughout the term.
 
Attendance Policy:
This class will be taught from a perspective that providing feedback and constructive criticism to fellow classmates is as important as the required performance activities themselves. Since participation in these activities is dependent upon regular attendance, this will not only be expected, but MANDATORY. Attendance will be taken at every class meeting. Missing more than one week’s equivalent of class will result in the lowering of the final grade for the course by at least one full letter grade (Grand Meadow: 5 Days).
Academic Honesty:
Students will be expected to abide by the SMSU Academic Honesty Policy. Plagiarism is not tolerated and will result in the failure of this class.
Electronic Devices:
Students are expected to shut off, disable or terminate the function of all cell phones, PDA’s and/or other technological tools. Repeated disruptions may lead to permanent dismissal from the class.

Contact: Sue Wilson