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iRubric: Persuasive Speech Rubric

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Persuasive Speech Rubric

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Rubric Code: EX79338
Students will give a persuasive speech to their peers exploring one solution to a problem in school or their community. They will be assessed on use of persuasive language, content and style of delivery. Speeches need to be a minimum of 5 minutes long and no longer than 6 minutes. Speech must include a power point presentation for the audience.
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Keywords: persuasive speech, presentation
Categories: Subjects: Communication   English  
Types: Presentation  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate

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  Needs Improvement
2 pts
Fair
3 pts
Good
4 pts
Excellent
5 pts
Introduction and engagement
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

No introduction.
Didn't actually introduce topic.
First few lines of the speech did not get my attention.
Fair

Introduction lacked enough details.
The first few lines of the speech didn't really get my attention.
Good

Introduction gave enough details to cover the speech.
The first few lines of the speech got my attention.
Excellent

Introduction not only introduced the speech, but got the audience's attention.
The first few lines of the speech really got my attention.
Body
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

Lack of organization or details.
Attempted some persuasive techniques.
Facts are not clear and have no support or evidence.
Fair

Enough details, but little organization.
Used some persuasive techniques, but very well.
Facts need clarity and support.
Good

Good organization and details.
Used sound persuasive techniques.
Facts are somewhat clear and have evidence.
Excellent

Excellent organization, in-depth details, and included a variety of details (facts, stories, specific examples, etc.)
Persuasive language techniques used well and effectively.
Facts are clear and well supported.
Conclusion
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

Speech ended abruptly.
Does not bring closure.
The audience is left hanging.
Fair

Speech ended with a rushed or confusing conclusion.
Brings closure.
Good

Speech ended with an adequate summary of points.
Reviews position on topic and brings closure.
Excellent

Speech ended with a lasting impression!
Reviews position on topic, brings closure, and has a memorable ending.
Voice and ability to persuade
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

Difficult to hear or understand.
No expression in voice. Not persuasive at all
Mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for a majority of students to hear.
Fair

Could be heard some of the time or somewhat difficult to understand. Little expression. Not very persuasive
Voice is low, incorrectly pronounces terms, and audience has difficulty hearing presentation.
Good

Could be heard clearly. Good expression and rate. Somewhat persuasive
Varied voice and pace.
Voice is clear, pronounces most words correctly, and audience members can hear presentation.
Excellent

Effective volume, diction, rate, and expression were used. Very persuasive
Appropriate pauses were used.
Uses a clear voice and correct pronunciation of terms so that audience members can hear presentation.
Eye Contact
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

No eye contact with audience, as entire report is read from notes.
Fair

Displayed minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from the notes.
Good

Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes.
Excellent

Holds attention of entire audience with the use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at notes.
Body Language
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

Slouched, blank facial expression, fidgeting.
No movement or descriptive gestures.
Fair

Some slouching, little facial expression, hand gestures distracting.
Very little movement or descriptive gestures.
Good

Stood straight, appropriate hand gestures, appropriate facial expressions.
Made movements or gestures that enhances articulation.
Excellent

All body language showed enthusiasm: stood straight, hand gestures emphasized, facial expressions matched speech mood.
Movements seem fluid and help the audience visualize.
Ability to respond
5 pts
Needs Improvement

Ss could not respond accurately to what was being asked or debated.
Fair

Ss responded but not very well supported or lacked confidence.
Good

Ss responded convinced and had arguments to support.
Excellent

Ss had strong and solid arguments to respond to the question or debate.
Time
5 pts
Score:
Needs Improvement

Very poor time management is evident.
Not within frame of allotted time.
Presentation is over 6 minutes and under 3 minutes.
Fair

Minor time management problems are present.
Insufficient time to develop main points.
Finishes presentation with the minimum 3 minutes.
Good

Very minor time management problems. Presentation is slightly rushed or a bit too short.
Presentation is within 3 to 6 minutes.
Excellent

Presentation is neither rushed nor slow, with plenty of time for development of main points.
Within frame of allotted time.
Presentation is within 3 to 6 minutes.
Keynote and research
5 pts
Needs Improvement

Needs Improvement. Ss relied too heavily on the presentation. There is very little visual aids or none at all.
Fair

Fair. Sometimes Ss read from presentation, but sometimes did not. The visual aidis are lacking and are not well prepared or researched.
Good

Good. Ss redirected when looking at the presentation. The visual aids are a bit lacking or is not of the best quality.
Excellent

Excellent. Ss did not read from presentation. The visual aids are according to what was said and has good quality. Good reliable source.
Total Score
Score:_______/ 45



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