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
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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....
13.  Nonverbal Communication: Reading Body Language
Objective: Students will predict communication outcomes based solely on body language to recognize the importance of appropriate nonverbal strategies when presenting themselves. Silent video clips wi...
14.  Appreciating Diverse Viewpoints: A Lesson in Perspective
Objective: Students will analyze abstract art to deduce what it means to "respect" diverse viewpoints. This lesson is a great first-day or opening week activity for a debate class or any communicatio...

The Fall edition of our newsletter is now available. Click here to view.
A DRAFT verson of the Convention Program is now available. Click here to view. Watch the website for updates as we approach our convention in Corpus Christi, October 4-6.
Read the message from TSCA President Wade Hescht regarding 2018 Convention here. View the convention flyer mentioned in the letter here.
The 2017 Fall edition of TSCJ Online is now available. Click here to view.
The call for panels for the 2018 convention has been posted. See the Convention page for details.
The call for Manuscripts for Volume 42 of the Texas Speech Communication Journal has been issued. Submissions are due no later than March 31, 2018. See the Journal page for more details.
2018 Convention

Combating Truthiness: Teaching in a Post-Truth Era

Date: October 4-6, 2018
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

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