Sunday, August 16, 2015

8th Graders Practice Public Speaking

Speaking alone in front of a group is a difficult challenge for most people, but eighth grade students will get regular practice at this intimidating task in their first trimester English class. Fundamentals of Public Speaking, taught by Philip Steinbacher, is designed to give students the knowledge and experience to make public speaking easier and more effective. Students start off the trimester with simple introductory speeches and then progress to demonstration speeches, speeches supported and enhanced by technology and props, and finally, persuasive speeches. The course builds confidence and skill speaking in public and helps prepare students for the many required speaking components of Island School's high school curriculum.