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Central Lyon CSD

Secondary (7-12)


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Speech Class

Speech class is a one semester class that is required for graduation at Central Lyon.  The purpose of this class is to help students feel more comfortable speaking when in front of an audience by learning how to plan, prepare, and present a variety of speeches. A few of the speeches that we do in this class include impromptu, demonstration, and persuasive.  Oftentimes, the highlight of the semester is the debates we hold at the end!

Below you will find links to the class syllabus and important documents that can be used for class.

Click here for introductory speech class information.

Or click here to view the speech class curriculum map.


First quarter:

The first quarter of speech class is primarily revolved around on informative speaking, which focuses on strictly relaying information in a planned, organized manner.

Basic Sample Speech Outline

Item of Importance Speech

Current Events Speech

Demonstration Speech


Second quarter:

The second quarter of speech turns the focus onto persuasive speaking, which helps students to improve their critical thinking and analytical skills.

Movie Review Speech

Persuasive Speech

Group Debates


Study Guides:

Chapter 1 Study Guide

Chapter 2 Study Guide

Chapters 3, 11, 13 Study Guide

Chapter 15 Study Guide

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.