Speech

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.
Erick Idle

Note to Parents,
Please send me an email me at 
 kevin.cahill@lagrandesd.org  confirming that you've read the course syllabus.
Speech is a semester course designed to provide students with valuable learning experiences in a variety of speaking/listening activities ranging from impromptu speaking to seminar style group discussions to formal speech making. Students will learn the fundamentals of rhetoric including how to develop and organize ideas, how to harness the power of language for a specific audience, and how to employ delivery skills in the service of your message. Close attention will be paid to the demonstration of effective and active listening skills.

An important feature of this class is that it is performance-based and the student's grade will be determined largely by four speech performances given throughout the semester. All classwork will be aimed at preparing students to perform at their highest levels for each of these four speeches.

This  course is eligible for dual credit through Eastern Oregon University. LHS students can earn 3 credits for Comm 112 , Public Speaking. Please inquire for registration information and credit requirements.

If you need to find out what happened on a particular day, simply go to Weekly Summaries below and click on the appropriate week. You can then read the summary and/or link to documents provided. 
 Please be aware that the contents of the weekly summaries below often change from day to day so check the summaries on a daily basis.

Weekly Summaries  

 September    October NovemberDecember
January 
 FebruaryMarch 
April 
May 
2-6
9-13
16-20
23-27

(30)-4
7-11
14-18
21-25
28-29
4-8
11-15
18-22
25-26

2-6
9-13
16-20
 
2-3
6-10
13-17

20-24
27-31
 
3-7
10-14
17-21
24-28
 
3-7
10-14
17-21
 
(31)-4
7-11
14-18
21-25
28-(2) 

5-9
12-16
19-23
26-29
 




Speech templates:

Course Handouts:

Sample Speeches:
Informative

Persuasive

Narrative

Tribute
Cher's Tribute to Sonny Bono

web links:

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