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iRubric: Rhetoric Strategies Speech Presentation Rubric

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Rhetoric Strategies Speech Presentation Rubric 
Using the rhetorical strategies learned in class, students will give a persuasive speech to their peers. They must present an issue and persuade their audience using a variety of strategies They will be assessed on content and delivery.
Rubric Code: H2X86XA
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Subject: English  
Type: Presentation  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric CONTENT (50 points)
  Excellent

Completely persuades the audience

(N/A)

Good

Does well, persuades the audience somewhat

(N/A)

Fair

Persuades the audience to a minimal extent

(N/A)

Needs Improvement

Does not persuade the audience

(N/A)

Total Points

(N/A)

Introduction

Excellent

Introduced the topic in a captivating, interesting way so as to gain and hook the audience's attention
Good

Introduction gave enough details to adequately introduce the topic, adequately gained the audience's attention
Fair

Introduced the topic, gained the audience's attention to a minimal extent
Needs Improvement

No introduction or introduction did not actually introduce the topic, did not hook the audience or gain audience attention
Total Points

Thesis Statement

Excellent

Clearly formulated and stated thesis statement, during speech introduction.
Thesis statement clearly stated main topic and gave an overview of the main points of the argument.
Good

Thesis statement was clearly implied though not explicitly stated. Topic was clearly introduced but there was no overview of the main points.
Fair

No clear thesis statement. The topic was introduced, however not clearly. No overview of points given, audience somewhat confused.
Needs Improvement

No clear thesis or topic. Audience is unsure of the direction of the speech.
Total Points

Content

Excellent

Speaker obviously knows a lot about the subject, there is evidence of research. Main points are backed up with significant details and evidence. Main ideas are clearly explained and the audience can follow easily. Argument is organized in the most effective way. Acknowledges opposing views and refutes counterclaims.
Good

Knowledge of topic is evident however lacking in strong research. Provided some supporting details and evidence however more explanation is needed. Acknowledges opposing views but does not refute counterclaims.
Fair

Knowledge of subject is weak. Provided minimal support for arguments and needed to explain more.
Mentions opposing views.
Needs Improvement

Very limited knowledge of topic. Irrelevant or no support for argument given. Explanations were inaccurate or incomplete. Listeners gained little knowledge from presentation.
Does not acknowledge opposing views.
Total Points

Argument

Excellent

Used ethical, emotional, and logical appeals very effectively. Had excellent and obvious organization. Used many rhetorical techniques and used them effectively.
Good

Used ethical, emotional, and logical appeals adequately. Had adequate organization. Used some rhetorical techniques and used them adequately.
Fair

Used some ethical, emotional, or logical appeals. Was organized to a minimal extent. Used some rhetorical techniques, but only minimally.
Needs Improvement

Did not use ethical, emotional, or logical appeals. Was not organized. Did not use rhetorical techniques or did not use them effectively to make a persuasive argument.
Total Points

Conclusion

Excellent

Effectively ends the speech in an interesting way, reminds the audience of the call to action, uses various rhetorical techniques to excite and activate the audience effectively. Made an impression on the audience.
Good

Ends the speech in an somewhat interesting way, adequately reminds the audience of the call to action, adequately uses various rhetorical techniques to excite and activate the audience . Made an adequate impression on the audience.
Fair

Ends the speech but not in a very interesting way, reminds the audience of the call to action somewhat but ineffectively, uses various rhetorical techniques activate the audience, but not effectively. Did not make much of an impression on the audience.
Needs Improvement

Does not end the speech in an interesting way,does not remind the audience of the call to action, does not use various rhetorical techniques to excite and activate the audience. Made little or no impression on the audience.
Total Points

DELIVERY (50 points)
Voice

Excellent

Excellent volume, diction, rate of speaking, and expression. Appropriate pauses. Good use of excitement, conviction or emotion.
Excellent gramma
Good

Could be heard and understood clearly. Good vocal expression (excitement, conviction, or emotion). Spoke neither too slowly or too quickly.
Fair

Could be heard some of the time--may be somewhat difficult to understand. Little vocal expression (excitement, conviction, or emotion). May have spoken too slowly or too quickly.
Needs Improvement

Difficult to hear or understand. No vocal expression (excitement, conviction or emotion)
Total Points

Eye Contact & Body Language

Excellent

Eye contact with most of the audience throughout the whole speech. All body language showed enthusiasm. Stood straight, hand gestures emphasized, facial expression matched mood of speech.
Good

Had eye contact with some of the audience. Stood straight, appropriate hand gestures, appropriate facial expressions. Seemed relatively at ease.
Fair

Little eye contact. Little facial expression, some fidgeting and or slouching, some distracting movements or gestures. Some apparent nervousness.
Needs Improvement

No eye contact. May have slouched, used blank facial expression, fidgeted, looked uninterested, or overly anxious.
Total Points

Time

Excellent

Speech was the appropriate length, was well paced, and felt complete at the end.
Good

Speech was the appropriate length, but may have been rushed, or felt unfinished at the end.
Fair

Speech approached the appropriate time, but did not quite reach 2 minutes. Or, speech was just over the time limit.
Needs Improvement

Speech was too short to deliver a persuasive message. Or, speech went significantly over time limit.
Total Points





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