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....
News

6/16/20
The Texas Speech Communication Association is committed to keeping our community safe. As COVID cases continue to impact the health of our country, we feel that it is necessary to move our annual convention to a virtual platform. We know that nothing can compare to the in-person experiences we look forward to every year at convention, but we are committed to bringing you a valuable virtual experience with numerous learning opportunities. Currently, we are looking to adjust the schedule of TSCA convention to ensure that you don't get "Zoom Burnout", as well as looking to provide additional professional development and learning resources throughout the year. More information will be made available in our summer newsletter and as we get closer to the convention date. The shift to a virtual platform will only be for the 2020 year and we look forward to returning to a brick and mortar convention in 2021 in San Antonio at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade.
5/13/20
TSCA officers will be holding a virtual retreat June 5-6, 2020. One of the obvious topics of discussion will be regarding the annual convention in October. If you have ideas, or other items which you want the officers to consider, now is the time to reach out to the officers and let them know.
2020 Convention

Be Kind and Rewind

Date: October 8-10, 2020
Convention begins on THURSDAY
Location: Rockwall, TX

Hotel: Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront
(214) 771-3700

Click here for the call for papers and more convention information