Tribute to a Deserving Person
If you could give a special gift or award to a deserving person, what would the award be and why does that person deserve that particular award?
Create your own award to give to someone you know or admire and who you feel deserves exemplifies the award. The award can be for any accomplishment–big or small–but you will need to think of more than one reason why the person you’re giving it to deserves the award.
Think of possible awards and important people you know who deserve each award.
- Influential Relative-
- Generous Friend-
- Supportive person
As you draft your Tribute to a Deserving Person Award and Speech, pick one quality as your theme. Your speech will contain each of the six parts. Your writing will be scored using the 6 Traits of Writing Rubric. In addition, your speech must be between 2 to 3 minutes. NO LONGER!
A speech, like a paper, has three parts: introduction, body, and conclusion.
- The introduction helps set the tone and direction of your speech. It serves several purposes:
1. Grab the attention of the audience (funny anecdote, poem, etc.)
2. Introduce the topic
3. State the purpose
- The body of the speech carries the message. This is where you would explain how the person demonstrates the quality of the award. Be sure to use transitions to help move from point to point.
- The conclusion helps focus the whole speech and leaves the audience with a clear picture.
Once your speech has been revised, it is time to start practicing. Rehearse the speech until you are comfortable with it. Ask someone to listen and give feedback. Practice the following techniques:
- Stand, walk to the podium and face the audience with your head up and back straight.
- Speak loudly and clearly.
- Don’t rush. Take your time and glance at your notes when you need them.
- Think about what you’re saying so your audience hears the feeling in your voice.
- Talk with your hands. Use gestures to help you communicate.
- Talk with your eyes and expressions by looking at the audience as you speak.
**You may use note cards to aid you while you give your speech.
1st hour exam is on Wednesday, June 6th and 3rd hour exam is on Thursday, June 7th.