Students Demonstrating Tasks in Speech Class


During the third week of September, English teacher Carol Fullington’s general speech class will be doing demonstrations. Each student is required to demonstrate how to do something such as cook, create or fix.

Demonstration speeches help the students deliver and help others understand how to do a specific task.

“It is important to be aware of the direction you give, as well as your audience is understanding of those directions,” said Fullington.

While the audience members and classmates listen to others’ speeches, they become aware of the verbal and nonverbal signals they send while speaking. Students usually like to demonstrate skills that they have learned at the co-op building across the street, so the class may take a mini field trip to the co-op or even go outside, depending on topics that the students choose.

“It is a great opportunity to learn from their own and others experience and examples,” said Fullington.

Story by Avery Owens