cuentacuentos, storytelling, song
Search topics on the city where we live. New York City offers a landscape of stories to be brought alive in interesting Informative speeches.
Read my comments at the bottom of the speech on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,"
and research famous quotations among the 5-6 sources I want you to cite in your Informative Speech presentations, such as those found on the New York City subway system's "Train of Thought" series here:
Criteria for Choosing an Informative Speech Topic
As adapted from the Ms. Price’s Speech Class
“Choosing a strong informative speech topic is important.
There are a myriad of topics you can choose from but finding the one that is right for you is key. Here are some suggestions as you start your search. First off, you need to know that good speech topics don’t just drop from the sky into your lap and there is no magical place you can go to get a list to choose from. Instead, the topic you choose should be the result of opening your eyes to the world around you.
There are interesting things happening in the world around you every day, but many of these things we don’t take the time to stop and notice. In the next few days and weeks, make a conscious effort to listen more closely to the news, to your favorite TV shows, to the morning radio stations you may like, to discussions your parents (and peers) are having, to the notes given in your class, to social issues that arise, to the host of things that enter your brain through your senses every day.”
In the weeks ahead be prepared to explain and define academic discourse as distinct from other types of other more popular types of discourse by studying the articles and videos linked here:
(You are responsible for and will be tested on the readings linked to the latter link above.)
I will compile below a list of previous semester students' informative speeches that fall under the category of academic discourse to be researched. Watch, for example