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Dramatic, Poetry, Humorous, and Serious Interpretation:
In any of these categories, students choose a piece of published literature and perform their own interpretation of it for the audience.

Storytelling:
A “draw event,” in which students are given a story to read the day of the meet; Students have 30 minutes to read/prepare. Students will then tell the story in their own words using different characters/voices/actions to make it come alive.

Dramatic Duo (Serious or Humorous):
Students work with a partner and perform a part of a play. Remember: no looking at or touching your partner!

Speech to Persuade or Inform:
Students in any of these categories write their own speeches and perform them. Persuade should be based on a controversial topic. Inform can be on any topic. Memorizing it is a bonus!

Extemporaneous Programmed Reading:
A “draw event”; students draw short story/poetry selections and then read the story with expression and fluency. Students have 60 minutes to read, cut the story to 7 minutes, and write an intro. Perfect for the student who is a good reader!

Extemporaneous Speaking:
Another “draw event,” in which students study current events and, for each speech, draw a different question and give seven-minute speeches based on national and international politics. Students have 60 minutes to prepare a speech based on the question. Perfect if you follow the news.

Impromptu:
 “Draw event,” in which students prepare a speech based on a quotation. Students will have seven minutes to read the quote, prepare, and deliver the speech.

Radio Broadcasting:
Another “draw event.” Students will be given a handout that includes news stories and weather information. They will have 30 minutes to prepare a 2:45-3:00 news broadcast. They will then have 2:45-3:00 to read a commentary that they wrote prior to the speech meet on a controversial topic of their choice.

Speech to Entertain:
This is an event where students write their own speech. They must prove a point and can use entertaining stories or examples to do so.

Rules of Speech

ORAL INTERPRETATION (Serious, Humorous, Poetry, Dramatic)

SERIOUS/HUMOROUS DUO

EPR

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEECH

STORYTELLING

IMPROMPTU

RADIO BROADCASTING

SPEECH TO INFORM

SPEECH TO PERSUADE

SPEECH TO ENTERTAIN

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