You already know you don't want to read a speech verbatim from a screen or notes. You could memorize the speech word-for-word, but not everyone is able to do that--and it isn't natural. Instead, use "key images" to remember your important points.

You already know you don't want to read a speech verbatim from a screen or notes. You could memorize the speech word-for-word, but not everyone is able to do that--and it isn't natural. Instead, use "key images" to remember your important points.

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Image Market: Student Council T Shirts, Senior Custom T-Shirts, High School Club TShirts

What Not to Wear at A Speech and Debate Tournament | Speech and Debate Forensics Community

What Not to Wear at A Speech and Debate Tournament | Speech and Debate Forensics Community

This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.

This is a sheet that contains persuasive sentence starters. Cut the sentence starters our and give to children to use while writing their persuasive sentence, or paragraph, depending on the grade level. You could use these to show how persuasive writing differs from other types of writing, and the clues that we look for in writing to tell the type of text it is.

Some good 'body language' tips here for next time you need to stand up and talk in front of people or give a presentation [infographic]

Some good 'body language' tips here for next time you need to stand up and talk in front of people or give a presentation [infographic]

These stations will get your students focused on the elements needed for thorough and engaging debates -- while getting them up and moving too!

These stations will get your students focused on the elements needed for thorough and engaging debates -- while getting them up and moving too!

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