Students will learn the criteria for and create the framework of an impromptu speech about an environmental health issue that is especially important to them.
Purpose – This is the apply lesson. Students will write a speech about an environmental health problem based on the material learned in this quarter’s science and social studies classes and the research conducted in the last language arts class.
Students will be able to:
- Create the outline for a speech that can be delivered in an impromptu manner on an environmental health issue that is of importance to the student;
- Identify how different audiences would have different emotional ties to the same issue;
- Incorporate facts, figures, and information gathered in the previous lesson into appropriate areas of a speech.
National Language Arts Education Standards
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes.
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, videos) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
Arizona State Standards:
LS-P2. Deliver an impromptu speech that is organized, addresses a particular subject, and is tailored to the audience.
Speech Making Resources
It is important to know what has been studied in the science and social studies classes for this unit.
Environmental Health Resources
PULSE Resource Index Page: http://pulse.pharmacy.arizona.edu/resources/index.html
Principles of writing a great persuasive speech: http://timpview.provo.edu/~jeanar/rock_files/persuasive%20begin.htm
English Language Institute on Persuasive Speeches: http://learningresources.eli.ubc.ca/speakingandlistening/500sl/persuasion.html