Texas Speech Communication Association

Lesson Plans

1.  Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions
Classroom book clubs traditionally involve student-led discussions about books, but often teachers feel that these clubs need more direction and accountability. In this lesson, students in grades 7 an...
2.  Communication Process
Understand how the components of the communication process work and demonstrate how to make appropriate communication choices for various contexts. Students will: 1. understand the definition of com...
3.  Levels of Communication
Understand the five levels of communication and be able to give examples of each in our lives. ...
4.  Listening
Understand the listening process and the specific kinds of listening. Recognize roadblocks to listening and how to remedy them....
5.  Verbal Communication
Understand the types of languages used and how to more effectively communicate through the use of words....
6.  Nonverbal Communication
Understand the types of nonverbal communication and how it impacts the messages that we send or receive....
7.  7. Groups
8.  7. Groups
Understand the different roles in groups. Apply strategies to effectively communicate in groups positively contribute to groups. ...
9.  Basic Speech Format
Students will learn strategies to capture the audience's attention, organize their speeches into the 3-point format, use effective transistions, and develop appropriate elaboration in a speech....
10.  Interviewing
Understand the interview process and how to prepare for an interview....
11.  Communicating with Confidence
Understand the importance of speaking with confidence and becoming more comfortable with public speaking. Students will understand the role of communication apprehension as well as preparation factors...
12.  Persuasive
Understand persuasion and persuasive appeals and how they can be used to motivate an audience....

We will be electing a new Vice President and Comptroller at convention this year. See the Convention page for nominees and their packets.
CONVENTION UPDATE: due to damage to the Houston Omni by Hurricane Harvey, we are MOVING the location of convention to SAN ANTONIO.
The convention Guidebook is now available. Download the "Guidebook" app from your App Store, then search for TSCA.
Convention is coming soon! Take a look at the sessions that are being planned for our visit in Houston. Click here to view the (tentative) convention program.
The Summer Newsletter has arrived. See the Newsletter page to view.
The Texas Speech Communication Association is pleased to offer 2 complimentary Convention Packages to faculty members in Texas to attend Convention in Houston, October 5-7, 2017. Click here for application (and more details).
The Winter Newsletter has arrived. See the Newsletter page to view.
The call for Manuscripts for Volume 43 of the Texas Speech Communication Journal has been issued. Submissions are due no later than May 10, 2017. See the Journal page for more details.
2017 Convention

InFusion: Inspiring Minds Want to Grow

Date: October 5-7, 2017
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: San Antonio, TX

NOTE updated location. Originally scheduled to be held in Houston, we are moving due to Hurricane Harvey damage to our original hotel in Houston. Convention will now be held in SAN ANTONIO.

Click here for more convention information