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Lesson 3: What Makes a Good Speech?

The purpose of this lesson is for students to identify qualities of a good speech and begin to practice giving short speeches.

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Evaluate the credibility of a source by examining how experts value the source.

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