Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students

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All teachers at all grade levels in all subjects have speaking assignments for students, but many teachers believe they don't know how to teach speaking, and many even fear public speaking themselves.

In his new book, Well Spoken, veteran teacher and education consultant Erik Palmer shares the art of teaching speaking in any classroom. Teachers will find thoughtful and engaging strategies for integrating speaking skills throughout the ...

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Overview

All teachers at all grade levels in all subjects have speaking assignments for students, but many teachers believe they don't know how to teach speaking, and many even fear public speaking themselves.

In his new book, Well Spoken, veteran teacher and education consultant Erik Palmer shares the art of teaching speaking in any classroom. Teachers will find thoughtful and engaging strategies for integrating speaking skills throughout the curriculum. Palmer stresses the essential elements of all effective oral communication, including:

Building a Speech: Audience, Content, Organizations, Visual Aids, and Appearance

Performing a Speech: Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed

Evaluating a Speech: Creating Effective Rubrics, Guiding Students to Excellence

Well Spoken contains a framework for understanding the skills involved in all effective oral communication; offers practical steps and lesson ideas that any teacher needs to successfully teach speaking in a variety of situations-from classroom discussion to formal presentations; and includes a set of tools for students-from how to grab the audience's attention to how to use emphatic hand gestures and adjust speed for effect.

Discover why, year after year, students returned to Palmer's classroom to thank him for teaching them how to be well spoken. You may find, after reading this book, that you have become a better speaker, too.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571108814
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 182,945
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Acknowledgments x

Part I The Art of Public Speaking 1

Chapter 1 Can We Talk? 3

Chapter 2 Effective Communication 11

Part II Building a Speech 17

Chapter 3 Audience: Understanding the Listeners 19

Chapter 4 Content: Making the Message Valuable 27

Chapter 5 Organization: Making the Speech Easy to Follow 35

Chapter 6 Visual Aids: Enhancing the Words 47

Chapter 7 Appearance: Dressing for the Occasion 51

Part III Performing a Speech 55

Chapter 8 Poise: Appearing Calm and Confident 59

Chapter 9 Voice: Making Every Word Heard 67

Chapter 10 Life: Putting Passion into the Voice 71

Chapter 11 Eye Contact: Engaging Each Listener 75

Chapter 12 Gestures: Matching Motions to Words 83

Chapter 13 Speed: Pacing for a Powerful Performance 89

Part IV Putting Theory into Practice 95

Chapter 14 Every Day Through the End of the Year 97

Chapter 15 Evaluating Speeches 107

Chapter 16 Speaking Activities Across the Curriculum 125

Afterword 137

Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions 139

References 148

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