ERIC Number: ED251876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Improvement Speech Handbook. Secondary Level.
Recognizing that speech is an important component of the language arts and that the English curriculum is the most natural place for speech skills to be fostered, this handbook examines several methods of developing speech competencies within the secondary school English classroom. The first section, "Looking at Speech," examines the nature of speech, the origins of speech, functions of speech, history of speech instruction, current speech instruction, the importance of speech skills, and state standards for oral communication. The second section, "Oral Communication," examines the models of the communication process of Berlo, Schramm, and Allen. It also discusses major communication functions, audience context, and the speaking process. The final section, "Speech Activities," discusses the planning of speeches, types of speeches, gathering and evaluating information, developing a speech, rehearsing and delivering speeches, discussion techniques, debate, and oral interpretation. Among the appendixes are a list of oral communication skills needed in business and industry, guidelines for minimal competencies in speaking and listening, speech functions and corresponding behaviors, and the Massachusetts Department of Education Assessment of Basic Skills Speaking Assessment Ratings Guide (related to the Massachusetts Improvement Policy). Extensive references conclude the document. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florence School District 1, SC.