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
Understand the different roles in groups. Apply strategies to effectively communicate in groups positively contribute to groups. ...
8.  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....
9.  Interviewing
Understand the interview process and how to prepare for an interview....
10.  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...
11.  Persuasive
Understand persuasion and persuasive appeals and how they can be used to motivate an audience....
12.  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...
13.  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...
14.  Becoming an Active News Consumer
This is a lesson published and created by Scholastic Inc. I use it and really like the stepping stones it gives for students to evaluate sources and consider the information they consume as well as sh...
15.  Perception
Identify how perception influences communication choices....

The call deadline has been extended for the next issue of the Texas Speech Communication Journal. The new deadline will be May 31, 2021. See the Journal page for more details.
TSCA is hosting its annual Conference on October 14-16, 2021 in San Antonio. The Rhetoric and Communication Theory is inviting student research papers to be submitted for presentation at the conference. Papers will be eliglble for a Top Paper award. Submissions will be accepted through May 1, 2021.
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We've just wrapped up our 2020 Convention. Thanks to all of the presenters, panel chairs, panel coordinators, district chairs, interest group chairs, and committee chairs for excellent work!
Texas Speech Communication Journal issues a call for Manuscripts for Volume 45, Issue 1. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2021. See the Journal page for more details.
Planning is already underway for our next convention. We will be in San Antonio, Octoer 13-16, 2021. The convention theme will be "The More Things Change..." See the Convention page for more details and the complete call for panels.
2021 Convention

The More Things Change

Date: October 13-16, 2021
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location:Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78230
(210) 691-8888

See the Convention page for more details.