"Communicating Effectively" Lesson Plan
2 Learning Objectives
1. 2. 3. 4. To help youth communicate effectively utilizing verbal and nonverbal skills. To help youth identify parts of a speech. To help youth build their communication skills through simple speaking opportunities. To provide communication activities to be utilized at the 4-H Club meeting.
Supplies & Resources Needed
Lesson plan with instructional objectives Notes pages of PowerPoint presentation with talking points "Silent TV" activity. Supplies needed for this activity: o Ten minutes of a pre-recorded sitcom or 10 minutes of pre-recorded cartoon. o TV/VCR/DVD o Pencils/pens o Paper "Writing a Speech" activity. Supplies needed for this activity: o Copies of 4-H Public Speaking - Writing a Short Speech, 1/2 page sheet for each participant (printed front-to-back) LCD projector and laptop with PowerPoint presentation loaded Copies of PowerPoint slides printed as a three-slides/page handout for each participant Copies of "Communicating Effectively" quiz for each participant Pencils or pens for volunteers to take notes and complete the quiz Copies of "Communicating Effectively" fact sheet
Conquering Fears of Speaking in Public (4-H 1001 Volume 1, 2007). 4-H Youth Development, West Lafayette, IN. Purdue University Extension Service. Picking Up the Pieces (4-H CCS BU-08156, 2005). National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System, Inc. Wiebers, Justin. Writing a Speech. The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. Jackson, Tom. Activities That Teach Life Skills. www.activelearning.org
Nonverbal Activity - 15 minutes Writing a Speech Activity - 10 minutes FORE! Activity - 10 minutes Total Lesson Length: 35-40 minutes
3 Instructor Notes
Before starting this lesson plan, it is recommended that you review the "Conquering Fears of Speaking in Public" Lesson Plan from the Volume 1, VolunteerIN 4-H Toolkit for Success to identify how to help youth understand what makes them scared of speaking in public. If you will be using the PowerPoint presentation to share this lesson with the volunteers, set up the laptop and LCD projector prior to the start of the program and test the equipment to be sure it is working properly. Welcome the group and thank them for their participation. Begin the “Communicating Effectively” PowerPoint presentation. Utilize the talking points found on the notes pages of the PowerPoint presentation to guide you during the presentation. Review the purpose and objectives for this lesson plan. Provide a brief introduction of the lesson, including its importance to the 4-H Youth Development Program. Proceed with the lecture portion of the lesson. Distribute the "Communicating Effectively" fact sheet to each participant. Conclude the lesson with a time for questions from the participants.
Information found on Slides #1-2. “Communicating Effectively”
One of the skills that we hope 4-H members are able to master is communication. The communication skill will serve the 4-H members well as they proceed through their years in school and in the workforce. This lesson includes several activities that can help 4-H members learn various communication concepts. Objectives • • • • To help youth communicate effectively utilizing verbal and nonverbal skills. To help youth identify parts of a speech. To help youth build their communication skills though simple speaking opportunities. To provide communication activities to be utilized at the 4-H Club meeting.
These are the objectives that we will discuss during this lesson on “Communicating Effectively.”
To help youth communicate effectively utilizing verbal and nonverbal skills.
Information found on Slides #3-4. What is nonverbal communication? Body Language o Facial Expressions
o o o Eyes, Eye Contact Arm Movement Body Stance