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Speech Rubric

Speakers name: _________________________________________


Topic: _________________________________________________

Needs
Excellent Good Satisfactory Improvemen
Criterion Score
10 8 6 t
4
(1) Gets
attention
(2) Clearly
identifies topic Meets any Meets any two Meets only
Introduction (3) Establishes three of the of the four one of the
credibility four criteria criteria four criteria
(4) Previews
the main
points
Main points
Main points
Main points are Main points
are not clear
are clear, somewhat need clarity
and have no
well clear, and support
support
Body supported, some support, lack of
and no
and and sources and
sources or
sources are some documentatio
documentatio
documented documentatio n
n
n
(1) Reviews
Does not bring
main points Reviews main
closure; the
Conclusion (2) Brings points , brings Brings closure
audience is
closure closure
left hanging
(3) Memorable
Eye contact
with audience
Eye contact Eye contact
virtually all
with audience with audience Little or no
Eye Contact the time
less than 80% less than 75% eye contact
(except for
of the time of the time
brief glances
at notes)
Use of Use of
Use of
language does language
language
not have causes
contributes to
negative potential
effectiveness
impact, and confusion, Use of
Use of of the speech,
vocalized and/or language is
Language and vocalized
pauses vocalized inappropriate
pauses
(um uh er pauses
(um uh er
etc.) (um uh er
etc.)
not distracting etc.)
not distracting
are distracting
Body Body Body Body Body
language language, language, language, language,
gestures, and gestures, and facial gestures, and
expressions
facial
facial and gestures facial
expressions
expressions lack variety expressions
adds greatly
compliment and are lacking or
to the
message spontaneity inappropriate
message
Often
Speaks clearly Speaks clearly
Speaks clearly mumbles or
and distinctly and distinctly
and distinctly can not be
nearly all the most of the
all the time understood
Clarity time with no time with no
with no with more
more than one more than two
mispronounce than three
mispronounce mispronounce
d words mispronounce
d word d words
d words