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Informative Speech. (About a country outside the United States). Definitions. Inform : To impart information to; make aware of something. To give or provide information. (The American Heritage Dictionary.)

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Informative speech

Informative Speech

(About a country outside the United States)


Definitions

Definitions

  • Inform: 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.


Assignment

Assignment

Write an informative speech about a country (except the United States). The speech should include a few of the following:

  • A little history of the country

  • Description of the country (landscape)

  • Description of the way of life

  • Types of food

  • Ethnic makeup

  • Type of government

  • Religion

  • Language

  • National heroes

    Time: 2 minutes

    Scripts, Outline, or Note Cards: May be used


Step one

Step One

Choice of Country:

___________________________________

Why did you choose that country?: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Teacher Approval: If you have questions.

[email protected]


Step two topics and sub topics

Step TwoTopics and Sub Topics

food

political parties/

Ruling party

structure

Culture

Government

religion

leader

ethnic makeup/

Language


Step two topics and sub topics1

Step TwoTopics and Sub Topics

Teacher Approval _______

Your choice:

Education

History

Famous Places

Literature

Arts

Music

Architecture


Step three research

Step ThreeResearch

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: _______________________________________________________

Publication Title __________________________________________________

Date Published ________________Web address________________________

What did you learn from this source that you may use in your speech?

3. Author: _______________________________________________________

Publication Title __________________________________________________

Date Published ________________Web address________________________

What did you learn from this source that you may use in your speech?


Step four three parts of a speech

Step FourThree Parts of a Speech

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter.

II. Body

A. Write about the three sub topics.

B. Support the subtopics with details.

III. Conclusion

A. Review all three topic areas.

B. Final thought or quote (make the audience want to know more about your topic).


Step five note cards or a sheet of paper

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.


Delivery

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 correctly

  • Speak loud enough to be clearly heard in the room

  • Don’t speak too fast

  • Breath from your diaphragm

  • Use an appropriate pitch


Extra credit practice

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 ____________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________


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:

Volume

Quality

Speed

pitch

Articulation

pronunciation

Physical Delivery:

posture

gestures

movements

eye contact

facial expression

personal appearance

TOTAL POINTS _______________

(OUT OF 65)

Grading Rubric


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