Speech - Riverside High School
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Taught by McManus, Sarah

Section #: 1076 (SPEECH)

Speech, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts Standards, is the study and application of the basic principles and techniques of effective oral communication. Students deliver focused and coherent speeches that convey clear messages, using gestures, tone, and vocabulary appropriate to the audience and purpose. Students deliver different types of oral and multi-media presentations, including viewpoint, instructional, demonstration, informative, persuasive, and impromptu. Students use the same Standard English conventions for oral speech that they use in their writing.

Recommended Grade Level

Grades 9-12

Recommended Prerequisites



1 or 2 credits

Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to combine this course with a literature or composition course that they take before, concurrently, or after the course.