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.
Target Students: 1-5th graders, divide class according to age and level.
- 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
Class Schedule: 10 Lessons, 1 hour each lesson.
About the 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 middle and high school one act play, and advanced to state for the 1st time is the school’s history. She also coached 1st-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.