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MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTPUBLIC SPEAKINGCURRICULUMMiddle Township Public Schools216 S. Main StreetCape May Court House, NJ 08210Born On Date: April 2019

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTPublic SpeakingCurriculumThis curricula and accompanying instructional materials have been developed toalign with the NJSLS and in accordance with the NJ Department of Education’sguidelines to include: Curriculum designed to meet grade level expectations, integratedaccommodations and modifications for students with IEPs, 504s, ELLs, and gifted andtalented students, assessments including benchmarks, formative, summative, andalternative assessments, a list of core instructional and supplemental materials, pacingguide, interdisciplinary connections, integration of 21st century skills, integration oftechnology, and integration of 21st Century Life and Career standards.About the StandardsIn 1996, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the state's first set of academicstandards called the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards described whatstudents should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public schooleducation. Over the last twenty years, New Jersey's academic standards have laid thefoundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in their daily lesson plans.Revised every five years, the standards provide local school districts with clear andspecific benchmarks for student achievement in nine content areas. Developed andreviewed by panels of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and representatives fromhigher education, business, and the community, the standards are influenced by nationalstandards, research-based practice, and student needs. The standards define a "Thoroughand Efficient Education" as guaranteed in 1875 by the New Jersey Constitution. Currentlythe standards are designed to prepare our students for college and careers by emphasizinghigh-level skills needed for tomorrow's world.The New Jersey Student Learning Standards include Preschool Teaching and LearningStandards, as well as nine K-12 standards for the following content areas: 21stCentury Life and Careers, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, EnglishLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Visual andPerforming Arts, World LanguagesThe most recent review and revision of the standards occurred in 2014. However, thestandards in language arts and math underwent an additional review in 2015 withadoption by the New Jersey State Board of Education in May 2016.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTMiddle Township School District Public Speaking CurriculumContent Area: Public SpeakingCourse Title: Public SpeakingUnit 1: What is Public Speaking? Why is it Important?Unit 2: Argumentative/Persuasive SpeechesUnit 3: Research/Informational SpeechesGrade level: 11-12Dates for Units:September 2018- October 2018Dates for Units:November 2018-January 2019Dates for Units:February 2019-April 2019Unit 4: Personal/Reflective SpeechesDates for Units:May 2019-June2019Date Created: January, 2019Board Approved On:Middle Township School District Public Speaking CurriculumUnit 1 OverviewContent Area: Public SpeakingUnit Title: What is Public Speaking? Why is it Important?Target Course/Grade Level: 11-12Unit Summary: Students will explore what public speaking is and the many ways it is used in their personal, andultimately professional, lives. They will understand the concepts of interpersonal and intrapersonalrelationships and how these concepts affect public speaking.Interdisciplinary Connections: Connections are made through discussions about future career paths.21st Century Themes, Skills, and Standards: CRP1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee. CRP2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills. CRP3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being. CRP4. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason. CRP5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions. CRP6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation. CRP7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies. . CRP9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management. CRP10. Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals. CRP11. Use technology to enhance productivity. CRP12. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence.Learning TargetsCPI #Cumulative Progress Indicators (CPI) for UnitW.11-12.10Daily Journal EntriesRI.11-12.2RI.11-12.4-6, 9SL.11-12.1-6Analyzing Written Speeches: Students will choose a written speech to analyze forcontent, literary devices, and emotional appeal.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTUnit Enduring Questions: What is Public Speaking? Why is Public Speaking important? Why are literary elements present inPublic Speaking? What elements must be consideredbefore writing a speech? Why is it important to organize thinkingwhen trying to support a position?Unit Enduring Understandings: Public Speaking takes many forms. Public Speaking is used every day. The importance of verbal and nonverbalelements in public speaking. The use of delivery skills such as volume,vocal quality, diction, eye contact, and bodylanguage are necessary for effective publicspeaking. Feedback is an essential component ofimprovement of the quality of a speaker’sthoughts and ideas. Constructive criticism is important inmaintaining respect and rapport betweenstudents in developing stronger speakingskills.Unit Objectives:Students will know . Broaden student’s views on whatPublic Speaking truly entails. Know literary devices are used inspeeches to illustrate a point. Understand that both verbal andnonverbal communication with theaudience is crucial in public speaking. Identify a central idea or thesis, organizethesis, and develop a speech for anintended purpose or audience. Understand that feedback is necessary toevaluate and revise the presentation. How to present information, findings,and supporting evidence clearly,concisely, and logically such thatlisteners can follow the line of reasoningand the organization, development,substance, and style are appropriate topurpose, audience, and task.Unit Objectives:Students will be able to Analyze different types of speeches Emphasize reading and writing skills whilecomprehending the use and effectiveness ofethos, pathos and logos and differentiatingbetween fact and opinion. Continue to recognize the importance ofpublic speaking in daily life. Analyze and support by citing textualevidence Provide proof of effective communicationpractices through participation in a varietyand range of collaborative discussions andprojects Conduct individual research andpreparation of a topic or issue Continue development of the ability toeffectively evaluate both individual and peercontributions to a project or discussion Continue to improve understanding of theelements of an effective speech (introduction,supportive and/or illustrative details andconclusion) Develop organizational strategies utilizingchromebooks or a computer as a tool forwriting.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTMiddle Township School District Public Speaking CurriculumUnit 2 OverviewContent Area: Public SpeakingUnit Title: Argumentative/Persuasive SpeechesTarget Course/Grade Level: 11-12Unit Summary: Students will analyze persuasive and argumentative speeches that have been provided to them.Students will also be responsible for researching, preparing, composing and giving an argumentativespeech and participating in a debate.Interdisciplinary Connections: Students will be responsible for researching a controversial topic that affects them and writing anargumentative speech defending their position on the topic. Students will also participate in a structureddebate about a given topic.21st Century Themes, Skills, and Standards: CRP1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen andemployee. CRP2. Apply appropriate academic andtechnical skills. CRP4. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason. CRP5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts ofdecisions. CRP6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation. CRP7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies. CRP8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere insolving them. CRP9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effectivemanagement. CRP10. Plan education and career paths aligned topersonal goals. CRP11. Use technology to enhanceproductivity. CRP12. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competenceLearning TargetsCPI #Cumulative Progress Indicators (CPI) for UnitRI.11-12.2RI.11-12.4-6, 9SL.11-12.1-6L.11-12.1-6Analyzing Argumentative Speeches: Students will analyze argumentativespeeches and focus on identifying the tools and research used by the speaker tovalidate their position.RI.11-12.1, 4,7W.11-12.1-8, 10SL.11-12.1-6L.11-12.1-6Writing Argumentative Speeches: Students will employ researching skills towrite an argumentative speech about a topic of their choosing. They mustcontinue to build upon their use of ethos, pathos and logos whilewriting/giving the speech.RI.11-12.2RI.11-12.4-6, 9SL.11-12.1-6L.11-12.1-6Analyzing Persuasive Speeches: Students will analyze a persuasive speech andfocus on techniques used in the speech that would convince the audience tosupport the speaker’s position on a topic.RI.11-12.1, 4,7W.11-12.1-8, 10SL.11-12.1-6L.11-12.1-6Debate: Students will be assigned a topic and side that they must research andprepare to argue. Spectators will critique their peers based on techniques andtools discussed in class.W.11-12.10Daily Journal Entries

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTUnit Enduring Questions: What is an argumentative speech? What is a persuasive speech? What is a debate?Unit Enduring Understandings: An argumentative speech is a speech whichuses research and facts to support anargument. A persuasive speech relies on emotionalappeal to defend an argument. A formal and structured argument about agiven topic.Unit Objectives:Unit Objectives:Students will know .Students will be able to . Analyze sources to ensure credibility How to conduct research to locatecredible sources. Analyze argumentative and persuasivespeeches as well as debates. How to structure an argumentative essay Evaluate speeches for both content and deliverythat incorporates valid information fromwith teacher generated rubriccredible sources. Critique the speeches of peers and give Identify a central idea or thesis, organizeconstructive criticism.ideas, and develop a speech for an intendedpurpose or audience. Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives;synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made How to present information, findings, andon all side of an issue.supporting evidence clearly, concisely, andlogically such that listeners can follow the Analyze different types of speechesline of reasoning and the organization, Emphasize reading and writing skills whiledevelopment, substance, and style arecomprehending the use and effectiveness of ethos,appropriate to purpose, audience and task.pathos and logos and differentiating between fact Rehearse the presentation to gain fluency,and opinion.adjust tone, and modulate volume for Continue to recognize the importance of publicemphasis and to develop poise.speaking in daily life. Understand that feedback is necessary to Conduct individual research and preparation ofevaluate and revise the presentation.a topic or issue. How to structure a persuasive essay that Analyze and support by citing textualappeals to the emotion aspect of a topicevidenceand audience. Provide proof of effective communication How utilize research and emotional appealpractices through participation in a varietyto defend a stance on a given topic.and range of collaborative discussions andprojects Continue development of the ability toeffectively evaluate both individual and peercontributions to a project or discussion Continue to improve understanding of theelements of an effective speech (introduction,supportive and/or illustrative details andconclusion)Develop organizational strategies utilizingChromebooks or a computer as a tool forwriting.

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICTMiddle Township School District Public Speaking CurriculumUnit 3 OverviewContent Area: Public SpeakingUnit Title: Informational/ How To SpeechesTarget Course/Grade Level: 11-12Unit Summary: Students will be explore informative and how to speeches. They will focus on the importance of detailsand being able to not only verbally, but also physically demonstrate an idea.Interdisciplinary Connections: Students will research different topics to educate their peers on for the informative speech. Students willhave to instruct their peers on how to complete a task for their How-To speech. This could include, but isnot limited to: cooking, playing a sport, completing a complex math problem or playing an instrument.21st Century Themes, Skills, and Standards: CRP1. Act as a responsible and contributing citizen and employee. CRP2. Apply appropriate academic and technical skills. CRP3. Attend to personal health and financial well-being. CRP4. Communicate clearly and effectively and with reason. CRP5. Consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of decisions. CRP6. Demonstrate creativity and innovation. CRP7. Employ valid and reliable research strategies. CRP8. Utilize critical thinking to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. CRP9. Model integrity, ethical leadership and effective management. CRP10. Plan education and career paths aligned to personal goals. CRP11. Use technology to enhance productivity. CRP12. Work productively in teams while using cultural global competence.Learning TargetsCPI #Cumulative Progress Indicators (CPI) for UnitRI.11-12.2RI.11-12.4-6, 9SL.11-12.1-6L.11-12.1-6Analyzing Informative Speeches: Students will analyze informational speeches andidentify the use of non-verbal aids