In this lesson, students will learn about the physical messages that a speaker can knowingly (or unknowingly!) convey to the audience through body language, eye contact, posture, voice inflection and gestures. A clip from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off is included as a hook. Students will participate in a short activity to practice voice inflection, volume, and tone. Students will also learn about the story message and the importance of crafting or adapting the content and language of a speech with the audience and purpose in mind. Students will practice taking an inspirational speech from the movie Rocky Balboa and adapting it for a new audience. As a summative assessment, students will take an essay they have previously written and adapt it into a speech for a new audience. A PowerPoint, activity handout, and a rubric for the summative assessment are included.
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