Public Speaking

 
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- Grade Levels 4th - 12th 
- Curriculum: English / Language Arts
- Tennessee Curriculum Educational SPI's Addressed: 88% (7 of 8)
   Communication, Writing, Research, logic, Text, Media, Literature
 
 
    
Advancement levels: School/Community, County, Regional, State
Local Project / Activity month (s): November / December
County Level: January    Regional Level: February/March/April
 
 4th - 5th Grade County Level 4-H Public Speaking Contest: Thursday January 9, 2020
Snow date: Thursday January 16, 2020


6th - 12th Grade County Level 4-H Public Speaking Contest: Thursday January 16, 2020

 
Location: Chattanooga Public Library - downtown branch, 1001 Broad Street.
Registration starts 5:30 pm
 
 
Participation in the public speaking project is meant to build communication skills, confidence, and self esteem. School and community group public speaking projects  are normally conducted during the months of  November and December with the county wide event held in January. Multi - County contests for 5th-8th grades (Separated by each grade level) are generally held in late February while 9th-12th grades (Separated by each grade level) regionals are held in early February.
 
Guidelines for the speeches include:
 
1) Must have an introduction, body, and conclusion
2) Props or posters are not allowed
3) Participants should use index cards, have good eye contact, speak loudly, have good posture, and not go over the time limit
4) The speech can be on any topic however 5th – 12th graders must mention 4-H in their speech.
 
Time limits by grade level:
 
* 4th  Speech should last up to 3 minutes (School or community group and County advancement levels)
 
* 5th- Speech should last up to 5 minutes and also mention something about 4-H (School or community group, county, multi-county advancement levels)
 
* 6th to 8th - Speech should last up to 7 minutes & mention something about 4-H (School or community group, county, multi-county advancement levels)
 
* 9th to 12th - Speech should last up to 7 minutes & mention something about 4-H. Participants will also be asked to give an extemporaneous speech in addition to the up to 7 minute prepared speech. (School or community group, county, regional, state advancement levels)
  
Have the opportunity to represent your classroom, school, community, county, region, or state during various 4-H activities or contest!
 
  
 
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For more information contact:
 
UT/TSU Extension - Hamilton County
6183 Adamson Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37416 - 3648
Phone (423) 855-6113
Fax (423) 855-6115
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