Speech Position Paper Mrs. Rosenberger

Needed Materials: One standard three ring binder, sheet protectors, loose leaf, index cards, highlighters, pens and pencils.

Course Objectives:
1. To emphasize the role of communication in everyday life.
2. To learn the responsibilities of the speaker and listener in small group discussions.
3. To plan and deliver informative and persuasive speeches as well as speeches of introduction, acceptance, praise and honor.
4. To provide a basic introduction to oral interpretation, script writing and news media.
5. To create a supportive climate that will encourage all students to overcome speaking fears and develop the confidence to express themselves in active speech participation.

1. Speech is a one-semester course that will focus upon performance-orientated activities. Most projects will require typed papers (scripts) and outlines. Written examinations will occur after new material is introduced through various lessons.
2. All students must demonstrate their ability to prepare and deliver assigned speeches that will be evaluated on vocal volume, eye contact, enthusiasm, organization of ideas, rate of speed and articulation. Peer feedback will also occur during this course.
3. Each speech assignment will hold the weight of a written exam, therefore practice and rehearsal at home is required.
4. All students will also be required to read the Daily Announcements in the Tech-Ed Studio. This process will encourage a professional approach to news media.
5. The size and ability of the class will determine the number of speeches performed in a semester.

Classroom Expectations:
1. All students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance to school rules and guidelines set forth in the JTAHS handbook. Failure to do so will result in conferences and/or disciplinary action.
2. It is the student’s responsibility to make-up any work, speeches or tests due to absences. Failure to confer with the teacher upon return to school will result in a zero grade for the assignment or test.
3. Students are encouraged to speak with Mrs. Rosenberger about problems related to class performance. Parents/Guardians are requested to telephone the school (325-3663) if there are any questions about their child’s progress in Speech. Grades can be accessed through Powerschool at http://www.jtasd.org

I understand the requirements in the position paper for Mrs. Rosenberger’s Speech class:

Student Signature Date

Parent/Guardian Signature Date