Ms. Jimilee /Public Speaking Teacher
Ms.Jimilee is originally from Manhattan, KS and moved to the Dallas area 4 years ago. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications and Theatre. While in college she competed nationally as a member of the debate team. She has spent the last 20 years working in live theatre as an actress, director, and designer. She also spent time in the classroom as a teacher of drama, speech, and debate for grades K-12.
During her time in education in Texas, she was a UIL coach for a middle and high school one-act play, and advanced to state for the 1st time is the school’s history. She also coached 3rd-6th grade storytelling, impromptu speaking, and oral interpretation, where the majority of her students took home medals. Her hobbies include golf, softball, cross-stitching, Greek mythology, and puzzles.
Course Title: Foundations of Public Speaking
Gaining confidence as an individual speaker by exploring various genres of public speaking such as storytelling, narrative speech, informative speech, persuasive speech, and oral interpretation of written text.
Students will be able to recognize, compare and contrast, identify, and deliver the three main types
of formal speeches (narrative, informative, and persuasive). Students will also discover confidence in oral communication through storytelling. They will also employ imagination and personal interpretation while reading aloud previously written stories and prose.
What you will learn?
*Effective vocal techniques
*Proper eye contact
*Effective Body Language
* Peer to Peer Evaluation
*Confidence is expressing individual thoughts and opinions, as well as researched facts
*Hold an audience’s attention
- Gauge confidence level
- Foundational Questions
- Speech Decisions
- Tone & Pitch,
- Storytelling Techniques
- Body Language
- Eye contact
- Students sent a narrative speech in a personal story
- Peer Evaluation
- Review structure
- Using notes or multi media
- Citing Sources
- Captivating intros
- Body of facts
- Strong Conclusions
- Students give a researched-based informative speech
- Peer Evaluations
Finding a problem in need of solution
- Your opinion matters
- You’re selling something
Compare and contrast the three types of speech
Identify the elements of the structure of a speech
Making vocal choices
Creating a vocal character
You are the story
- Students choose to give a narrative, informative, persuasive, or oral interpretation speech
- Peer evaluations