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Public Speaking Day

Public Speaking Day is fast approaching…

On Monday December 10th Morven is having our annual Public Speaking Day! Finalists from class-round speeches from Grades 8-12 will be presenting their speeches to larger audiences.

Here are the different categories to help you choose which events to watch:

Persuasive (Grades 8-12)


4 to 6 minutes


Argumentative and captivating



TED Talk (Grades 9-12)


4 to 6 minutes


Original ideas


Presenter is passionate on subject


Interesting graphics



TED Tales (Grades 8)


3 to 4 minutes long


Narrative with a message


Interpretive Reading (Grades 9-12)


4 to 6 minutes


Passage from a novel or short story



Dramatic Monologue (Grades 10-12)


4 to 6 minutes


Spoken to someone (either to themselves or unseen character)


Spoken from perspective of fictional character


Spoken Word Poetry (Grades 11-12)


2 to 3 minutes


Generally based on the speakers person experience or social issues


Typically has a rhythm and elicits emotion from the audience



By: Addie Tiller

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