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Expository Speeches

Expository Speeches

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. Students will develop the skills needed to perform a successful 2-3 minute expository speech.

High school students usually struggle with elaborating on their answers.  They want to answer “because” when asked to further support their claims/opinions.  This lesson is a fun way to practice the elaboration tools needed to back up their answers.  They will need to speak about a random topic for one minute without time to prepare.  This lesson helps students practice their speaking skills, feel comfortable being in front of a room, and develop a sense of camaraderie. 

Length of time needed: 3-4 class periods (90 minutes each)

This lesson was written by Jessica Kemp.

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Lesson Plan

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Source: Jessica Kemp

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Source: Jessica Kemp