Public Speaking Description

This is an introductory course for students with little or no experience in public speaking or debate. The objectives of the class are to familiarize young people with the basic principles of public speaking and to provide them with opportunities to practice effective and ethical communication and argumentation. In speech study, students will be introduced to speeches in eight categories: Persuasive, Informative, Demonstrative, Explanatory, Forensic, Debate, Motivational, and Ceremonial. During the course, students will advance their research, organizational, and speaking skills to prepare and present up to eight different speeches and will have weekly impromptu practice.

Textbooks and Supplies

Public Speaking: An Audience-Centered Approach (6th Edition)
Beebe, Steven A.; Beebe, Susan J.
ISBN 10: 0205449832
ISBN 13: 9780205449835
Under Class Details, see the Class Attachment for a picture of the textbook.

1" 3-ring binder
Loose-leaf paper



Class Information

Parents are responsible for purchasing all textbooks and supplies before the first day of class.

KEYS will invoice supply fees at the time of registration and class selection. This fee covers materials, lab supplies, and other expenses incurred by the teacher. It is a one-time fee, transferable until August, but non-refundable.

Please note the grade level for this class. Students younger than the recommended grade levels need special permission before signing up for the class. Please contact the office for more information.

What happens if a class is full? You may email to be waitlisted.

  • Category: Academics
  • Subject: Electives
  • Days: Tue, Thur
  • Times: 2:30 pm-3:25 pm
  • Grade Level: 9 -12
  • Teacher: Lauren Holmes
  • Monthly Tuition: $57
  • Supply Fee: $25
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