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Criteria for Evaluation of Group Lesson

(This is the criteria that will be used to assign grades)

Introduction (gain audience attention and interest, create a context for the speech) 10 points

____ Attention getter to gain audience interest          _____ Preview main points of lesson

Clarity of Lesson Goals & Purpose                                                                         15 points

(Lesson is clearly informative in purpose; works to TEACH the audience something specific about the topic; organized in a logical manner, transitions between speakers and main points)

____ Informative in nature                              _____ Transitions between main points

____ Clear Structure to Lesson                       _____ Transitions between speakers

Focus on Audience Interest and Needs                                                                10 Points

(Speakers relate lesson to this audience, plan useful examples relevant to the audience, and personalize this information to our class. Lesson is interactive with class)

_____ Use of examples that were helpful to audience           

_____ Interactive with audience throughout lesson

Development of Rich Well-Grounded Content                                                      15 points

(Rich treatment of a narrow topic, examples and theories to support ideas)

_____ Ample examples                                   _____  Specific examples unique to topic

Proper Citation of at Least Three Sources of Information                                    10 points

(Sources are appropriate, relevant, credible, and authoritative)

Conclusion                                                                                                                 10 points

(Impression leaving, clinches the end of the speech, serve to focus audience attention on key ideas, impression leaving, and signal the end of the speech)

_____ Speech was wrapped up; did not end abruptly ("So, that's all we have…")

_____ Main points of lesson reviewed

Use of at Least Two Visual Aids                                                                              10 points

(Helpful to audience understanding and memory, creatively designed, appropriately handled, clear to see)

_____ Clearly visible to all class                     _____ Unique and memorable to your topic

Delivery                                                                                                                      15 points

(Voices are easily audible to all audience members, eye contact is direct, gestures are conversational, and speakers are energetic and extemporaneous)

Organization of Time (20 - 23 minutes)                                                                 5 points

(Group used time appropriately between members)

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