Scoring Rubric for Speech

Visual Organization | Analysis/ Coherence | Originality | Delivery

1: Novice 2: Beginning 3: Proficient 4: Expert
Visual Organization


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Opening No clear opening. Audience is unsure what the and/or theme is. No Basis for audience to predict or follow. Opening only orients the audience to the topic or theme but not both. Audience has some sense of what will follow. Clear opening that orients audience to topic and theme but is not engaging. Audience has a good sense of what will follow. Engaging opening that orients the audience to the topic and theme. Audience knows what will follow.
Conclusion No clear conclusion. The speech just seems to stop. There is some restatement of the main theme and major support. Clear restatement of main theme and ajor supports. Audience is asked to action or belief. Creative restatement of main theme and major supports. Strong call to action or beliefs.
Transition Words/ Verbal Road Signs Does not supply any words and/or phrases that link ideas, such as sequence markers, logial connectors, ect..., throughout. Supplies a few words and/or phrases that link ideas, such as sequence markers, logical connectors, ect..., throughout. Inconsistently supplies words and/or phrases that link ideas, such as sequence markers, logical connectors, ect..., throughout. Supplies words and/or phrases that link ideas, such as sequence arkers, logical connectors. "As I said earlier..." ect..., throughout.
Analysis/ Coherence


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Logic Does not connect ideas logically and makes few or no logical connection between statements. Connects some ideas logically and creates a general sense of cumulatve statement. Connects most ideas logically and builds a cummulative statement. Connects all ideas logically and builds a compelling, cummulative statement.
Focus on Topic Seems to stray from topic and off into side issues. Focuses on topic with some major tangents. Focuses on topicwith few major tangents. Focuses tightly on topic and everything revolves about theme.
Vocabulary Uses vague and weak langage and/or uses language that violates school honor code. Uses occational strong, accurate language that is appropriate to the theme of the audience. Uses strong accurate language throughout that is appropriate to theme and audience. Uses precise, evocative language throughout hat is appropriate to th theme and audience.
Originality


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Topic Choice Chose uninspired topic that he/she does not seem to care about or chose a topic that violates school honor code. Chose a hackneyed or cliched topic or topic that is inapproperiate for setting, time and audience. Chose a traditional but approperiate topic hat speaker seems invested in. Chose novel topic or gives new or unusual perepective on old theme and seems enthusiastic.
Delivery


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Eye Contact Does not make eye contact with the audience. Makes some eye contact with some of the audience. Makes varied inconsistent eye contact with the entire audience. Makes varied and substained eye contact with the entire audience.
Voice Speaker speaks in a monotone or a voice that is clearly uncontrolled. Uses some variance in pitch, rate, and volume to appropriately enhance their meaning. Practice and control are evident. Uses much variance in pitch, rate, and volume to appropriately convey their meaning. Exhibits some practive and control. Uses variance in pitch, rate, and volume to appropriately convey their meaning throughout. Exhibits practiced purposeful control.
Body Language Uses no body language that inappropriately reinforces his/her meaning. Speaker uses some body language that appropriately enhances their meaning. Speaker uses much body language that appropriately enhances their meaning. Speaker uses body language that appropiately enhances their meaning throughout speech.
Filler Words ("uh") Frequently user filler words or phrases, or pauses inappropriately, pauses as if at a loss. Smooth flowing language, with occational filler words or verbal tics. Smooth flowing language, with one or two filler words or verbal tics. Smooth flowing language, totally devoid of any filler words or verbal tics.

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