2022 Summer - Public Speaking for Elementary Students

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 aliens real? Is virtual or in person school better?
 Lesson 5&6: Impromptu 
  • What is impromptu speaking? 
  • Tips on learning to speak without preparation 
  • Build a Story 
Students are given topics on the spot to present 
 Lesson 7&8: Persuasive Speaking
  • Persuasive Speaking 
  • Tips on how to make speeches convincing 
  • Create an infomercial activity 
- Students will research a product’s price quality and create a sales speech comparing it to other products

- Final presentation

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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June 27, 2022 – July 20, 2022


Every Monday, Wednesday
03:00 pm EST – 04:30 pm EST


class on July 4 will be moved to July 8




8 Classes, 4 Weeks

Price: $160

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