2022 Winter - Public Speaking for Elementary Level 1

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Public speaking  is cited as one of America’s greatest fears

Strong public speaking abilities are valued as one of the most important characteristics of any successful student or professional. Developing the ability as a child is one of the best ways to conquer it. This public speaking class will focus on understanding different styles of speech and presenting to improve public speaking skills. Students will practice gaining confidence and comfort in speaking in front of others through games, activities, and discussions, as well as presenting information about different topics.  

Week  Description
Lesson 1&2: Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Introduction
  • “Get to Know You” Activities
  • Two truths and a lie 
  • All About Me Presentation 
  • Tips for Public Speaking 
 Lesson 3&4: Debate 
  • What is debate? Discussion 
  • Tips on Speaking with Confidence 
  • Pick and Prepare Debates - Topics including: Are Zoos Beneficial to Animals in Any Way? Are aliens real?
 Lesson 5&6: Impromptu 
  • What is impromptu speaking? 
  • Tips on learning to speak without preparation 
  • Build a Story - Students create a story by each student thinking on the spot to create the next part in the story
 Lesson 7&8: Persuasive Speaking
  • Persuasive Speaking 
  • Tips on how to make speeches convincing 
  • Create an infomercial activity -Students are given a product to talk about and convince the “audience” to buy it
 Lesson 9&10: Informative Speaking 
  • Informative Speaking 
  • Tips on speaking to inform or tell someone about a specific topic
  • Book Review Speech -Students give a speech about their favorite books and why they would recommend it to someone
 Lesson 11&12:  Sales 
  •  Learning tips for presentations 
  •  Practice presenting a product with statistics and comparisons of other brands 

Ms. Nierman

My name is Ms. Nierman and I will be teaching this public speaking/speech class. I am a 4th grade teacher at a local school and have been a part of the speech community for 13 years. I debated in high school and college and currently coach high school debate, as well as judge forensics. I am always up for learning and trying new things; food, places, and hobbies. I encourage my students to have that same open-minded mentality by being inquisitive learners.


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January 30, 2022 – May 8, 2022


Every Sunday
09:00 am EST – 10:30 am EST


No Class on 2/20, 3/27, and 4/17




12 Weeks