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How-to Speech 
Using props and other visuals, you will demonstrate a process in a How-To speech no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes.
Rubric Code: M245574
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Subject: Communication  
Type: Presentation  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Fair

2 pts

Poor

1 pts

Introduction

Excellent

Clever attention-getting introduction with a clear indication of the thesis and major points to be discussed.
Good

Introduction orients the audience to topic and theme, but is not engaging. The audience has an idea of what is to follow.
Fair

Introduction establishes the topic or the theme but not both. Not attention-getting.
Poor

Introduction does not grab attention. There is not an easily identifiable thesis or idea of the major points to be discussed.
Content

Excellent

Demontrates complete understanding of topic and uses effective transitions. Support material displays original, relevant, and logical thought.
Good

Demonstrates a clear understanding of the topic. Generally effective transitions but support material lacks in originality, relevancy and/or thought.
Fair

Content is accurate, but does not demonstrate depth, development, or complete understanding.
Poor

Little or no grasp of the information. Support material may be inaccurate, inappropriate, and/or too general.
Organization

Excellent

Thoughts are clearly organized, developed, and supported to achieve the purpose. Transitions are effectively utilized to create a smooth transition from point to point.
Good

Ideas flow smoothly from introduction to conclusion. Transitions are generally effective.
Fair

Logical progression of thoughts, but transitions are awkward. An attempt at structure is present, but can be illogical or inconsistent.
Poor

There appears to be no clear structure of thoughts. Ideas lack direction. Transitions are awkward and/or non-existent.
Props / Visuals

Excellent

Speaker uses appropriate props and/or visuals that fully support the process being explained.
Good

Speaker uses appropriate props and/or visuals that partially support the process being explained.
Fair

Speaker uses inappropriate props and/or visuals that somewhat support the process being explained.
Poor

Speaker uses no props and/or visuals to support the process being explained.
Conclusion

Excellent

Completely demonstrates through summary how all the major points were addressed. Creative connection back to the introduction. Thesis statement restated.
Good

Effectively demonstrates how the speech has addressed the thesis and main points but does not include a creative method of remembrance for the audience.
Fair

Provides some type of summary, but does not elaborate on the thesis or major points.
Poor

Speech concludes without a summary and/or restatement of thesis or main points. The speech seems to stop or the speaker uses some variation of "That's about it."
Eye Contact

Excellent

Speaker rarely refers to notes. Makes sustained eye contact with all members of the audience.
Good

Speaker maintains inconsistent eye contact with the audience or focuses on one person/part of the audience, ignoring the rest.
Fair

Speaker frequently refers to notes and makes little eye contact with the audience.
Poor

Speaker reads the speech and/or rarely looks at the audience, if at all.
Body Language

Excellent

Excellent posture with no swaying. Gestures are smooth and appropriate. There is no fidgeting. The speaker appears completely at ease.
Good

Speaker usually maintains good posture, but may sway or lean on the podium. There is a small amount of fidgeting, but the speaker appears mostly at ease. There are a few gestures.
Fair

Speaker leans on the podium and/or fidgets. There was very little gesturing and/or movement.
Poor

Speaker leans on the podium and/or fidgets. There is no gesturing and/or movement. Tension and nervousness are obvious and the speaker has difficulty recovering from mistakes.
Length Expectations

Excellent

The speaker meets the time requirements.
Good

The speaker is 0-30 seconds above or below the time required.
Fair

The speaker is 30-60 seconds above or below the time required.
Poor

The speaker is 1 minute or more above or below the time required.










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