SPEECH - Semester one
Improving interpersonal speech
skills, such as conversation, empathetic listening, nonverbal communication, interviewing,
speaking formally, speaking informally, and using language effectively are the learning
goals in Speech I. Students develop self-confidence and build communication skills needed for
social situations and career success through a variety of individual and group speaking
projects. Students will develop storytelling skills and perform stories in various settings. Speech skills will prepare students for both live and virtual audiences.
SPEECH - Semester two
Preparing and presenting
formal speeches, using support materials, visual aids, research and persuasive techniques reinforce
basic speech skills and give students an opportunity to develop their speaking abilities.
Critical thinking and listening skills will increase as students become aware of how speaking
techniques are used in every day life. In addition, oral interpretation skills and
performance techniques will be demonstrated and developed. Students will use communication skills to collaborate with students from other countries on a global project. Speech skills will prepare students for both live and virtual audiences.
Speech Lesson Plans are on the PPHS website at