Speech syllabus

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Speech syllabus

  1. 1. Course Speech 0111 Faculty Name Mrs. Lehman Term 1 Semester/Fall and Spring – 0.5 Credit Meetings 5 Days per week Faculty Contact Information Phone 724-452-6040 ext. 140 (SHS) Email Address lehmanal@svsd.net Other Information Room 202 General Course Information Pre-requisites, Co-requisites, English 9 and 10 & other restrictions Speech is designed to offer students an opportunity to learn about themselves and their role in most speaking situations. Course Description from Emphasis is placed on the dispelling of the fear which Program of Studies accompanies public speaking and the organization of material in a logical and disciplined manner. 1.6 – Speaking and Listening, 1.8 – Research Present a speech for a variety of audiences and situations, Standards/Anchors/Objectives overcome anxiety associated with public speaking and be an effective listener. Required Texts & Materials Speech Text Suggested Texts, Readings, & Student planner/calendar, note cards Materials Assignments & Academic Calendar First Nine Weeks: Speaking from Experience 1. Self-Introduction Base-line assessment/creating the outline 2. Oral Reading Voice skills of volume, inflection, rate; breathing skills; eye contact Content skills of topic selection and restriction, creative introduction, 3. Personal Experience conclusion; delivery skills of posture, use of podium, use of notes 4. Persuasive Problem Content skills of supporting an opinion with example; sustaining a topic. Speech Delivery skills of using voice, face and body to convey emotion Review of above; eliminating stage-fright Delivery skills using the body and voice effectively 5. Demonstration Speech Working with a partner or along, students will speak by doing; using visuals to enhance speaking 6. Character Speech Delivery skills using first-person and research of a character. Continued use of effectively using voice and development of delivery. Second Nine Weeks: Skill areas using traditional and non-traditional resources to sell and 1. Infomercial Speech market a product, displaying creativity and originality. 2. Extemporaneous Development of a speech with limited time and resources; development of Speech poise and organization
  2. 2. 3. Group Dynamics Role playing in small groups; Skill areas: conflict resolution and working Situations within a group A concluding speech/tribute to a famous person. Skill areas: research and 4. Tribute/Eulogy speaking to a specific audience (tone). A masterpiece demonstrating achievement in organization, skills and 5. Final Informative development and delivery. Incorporates MLA bibliography and note- Speech/Exam taking skills. Course Procedures Grading Speech evaluations (both teacher and peer), completed readings, quizzes/ (credit) Criteria tests, homework Public speaking can be learned and is a life-long skill. Improving communication skills is the goal of this course. Students will learn to reach their audience through effective use of voice and body in a variety of Course situations, including impromptu speaking, debating, and oral interpretation of Expectations literature. They will also read, view, and analyze speeches in an attempt to better their own speaking skills. An emphasis is placed on structure, organization, and presentation of ideas with poise, self-confidence, and skill. Daily participation and peer evaluation are major components of this course. Listening and Audience Participation  You will complete individual critiques for members of your speech class (more information will follow) throughout the semester.  You are expected to contribute something to help every speaker.  Sit in a fashion that demonstrates you are alert and attentive. You must avoid all distracting movements or behaviors when others are presenting, and you can never leave class during someone’s speech or presentation.  Water only in class. When students are legally absent from classes, it is his/her responsibility to arrange with his/her teachers to make up work missed in each class. The amount of time given to make up this work depends on the amount of time that the student was absent and the circumstances surrounding the absence. For instance, if the student is legally absent for two school days, the student Late Work shall receive two school days to make up the work, if necessary. If this Make-up work is not completed within the given time period, a student may receive Exams an “incomplete” grade. At the end of the grading period, or at the interim Incomplete report, the “incomplete” grade is changed to a failing grade for work that Grades has not been completed. Students will not receive credit for any class work that takes place during unexcused class absences. Students are required to make up any missed assignments. If a student is missing due to a pre approved vacation/field trip they must follow district policy. Class As per Seneca Valley School District Policy #204, a student shall not be Attendance granted credit for any semester course if absences from that course total more than ten (10) periods per semester or for any full year courses that total more than twenty (20) periods for the year. Class period absences may include but not be limited to illness, truancy, vacations, parent sponsored educational experiences, college visitations, service related tests or
  3. 3. physicals, and doctor appointments. In addition, student(s) will not receive credit towards graduation for any class(es)from which the student(s) is illegally absent (confirmed truancy or class cut) more than three times during a semester class or more than 6 times during a full year course. The lack of sufficient credits in any particular school year could result in a student being denied promotion to the next grade level/building and/or graduation. If a student loses credit, he/she will remain in the class and the grade earned will impact the students GPA. The Seneca Valley School District recognizes the value and encourages the opportunities for students to participate in pre-planned trips and educational experiences during the regular school year. Pre-approval forms are available from the building principal, to be completed by the school- approved adult supervisor of the trip. If a proposed trip has been approved by the principal, written permission Field Trip from a parent or guardian must be obtained. This permission must indicate Policies understanding of the date, time, cost (if applicable), method of travel, and Off-Campus purpose of this trip. Pupil participants are subject to the supervision of the Instruction & school-approved adults, who may require a dress code for the occasion. At Course all times the school code of conduct will be enforced. Activities Each month throughout the school year a list of those students who have been absent or tardy 15% of the days is generated. The principal or designee will determine individual student participation on the basis of prior attendance records, previous requests, frequency of such requests, academic progress to date, and the educational value of the requested experience. If you experience any problems with your account you may send an email to: Technical robertsoncj@svsd.net or call the SHS Technology Facilitator at Support 724-452-6040 X455 Assignments are due on the dates designated. You will lose one full letter grade for every day the assignment is overdue! PLEASE NOTE: If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, you are responsible for handing it in on the VERY NEXT DAY YOU ARE IN SCHOOL!! If you come to school Student late on the due date and have missed Speech class, you are still responsible Conduct, for turning the paper in on the due date. If you come to school the next day, Discipline, and the paper is due that day. Of course, if you wish, you can always e-mail it to Behavior us as an attachment to the above e-mail address at school. Obviously, if there Management are extenuating circumstances, you are expected to come see us and discuss the situation in advance if at all possible. Since most of your assignments are assigned in advance, I have little or no sympathy for the infamous “my printer died” routine. Be responsible! Academic Plagiarism is defined as taking or imitating the ideas, thoughts or language Dishonesty of another to represent them as one’s original work. It is imperative that all work submitted by a student be representative of his/her own ideas, thoughts and especially language capability. Therefore, plagiarism is strictly prohibited in all work pertaining to school. A grade of “F” or zero will be awarded for any submitted work which is found to be the work of another (student, author, encyclopedia, internet, etc.) and subsequent
  4. 4. offenses will be dealt with accordingly. If the ideas, thoughts or language from another source must be used in the work being done, it is the student’s responsibility to footnote or annotate the information appropriately. Plagiarism software will be used in various classes. There are computer labs in the building for student use. Students whose teachers use the lab in their curriculum use courseware specifically designed for that curriculum during scheduled class times. Students are also permitted to use the labs for class or research during study halls as space is available. In addition, there are computers in the library for research purposes plus a workstation in every classroom for teacher and/or student use. The labs are monitored at all times. All enrolled students have an account on the networked system for file storage and software access. All student accounts are password protected. These passwords are to be kept confidential to protect unauthorized use. Technology The labs are a privilege provided for the students to enhance the academic Usage curriculum. Games that are not specifically used in the curriculum are not allowed on the system. Individual files are not considered to be personal property. These files may be accessed at any time by teachers, administrators or the system manager. Students are not permitted access to other students’ files. Tampering with files, copying of copyrighted software, downloading or installing games, password tampering, accessing unauthorized directories or removing equipment or software will be considered theft. Tampering with any hardware or equipment or violating policies and/or guidelines governing the use of networks, Internet or software programs are also considered offenses and will be dealt with Per Seneca Valley policy #218. Violators may also be prosecuted under applicable local, state or federal civil or criminal law. Students must show their ID card to gain access to the computer lab. Email Use Prepared by and Date A. Lehman – Revised 01/25/10 prepared

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