"This is the most comprehensive book, written with delightful style and humor and above all with details that are specific and instructive. Well Spoken has the answers." - The Gifted Education Communicator
"A must for any educator who values public speaking and wants to impart that value on to their students." - Library Bookwatch
"Palmer's new book is perhaps the best resource for teachers of any content area. It is concise, clear, and organized, with practical ideas and suggestions that can easily be implemented into any classroom, not just English classrooms." - Seeking Serenity in Chaos blog
"I have already seen an improvement based on his ideas for building a speech that enhanced what I was already doing." - Snapshots of Mrs. V blog
"The teaching strategies and curriculum laid out in Well Spoken are very clear and could easily be adapted to any age level." - EducationWorld.com
All teachers at all grade levels in all subjects have speaking assignments for students, but many teachers believe they don’t know how to teach speaking, and many even fear public speaking themselves.
In his new book, Well Spoken, veteran teacher and education consultant Erik Palmer shares the art of teaching speaking in any classroom. Teachers will find thoughtful and engaging strategies for integrating speaking skills throughout the curriculum. Palmer stresses the essential elements of all effective oral communication, including:
• Building a Speech: Audience, Content, Organization, Visual Aids, and Appearance
• Performing a Speech: Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed
• Evaluating a Speech: Creating Effective Rubrics, Guiding Students to Excellence
Well Spoken contains a framework for understanding the skills involved in all effective oral communication, offers practical steps and lesson ideas that any teacher needs to successfully teach speaking in a variety of situations—from classroom discussions to formal presentations—and includes a set of tools for students—from how to grab the audience’s attention to how to use emphatic hand gestures and adjust speed for effect.
Discover why, year after year, students returned to Palmer’s classroom to thank him for teaching them how to be well spoken. You may find, after reading this book, that you have become a better speaker, too.