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Individual Events by Mind Map: Individual Events

1. memorized

1.1. creative

1.1.1. storytelling

1.1.1.1. STORYTELLING: a student tells a story in their own words using actions and character voices, along with facial and vocal expressions. Length is up to 5 minutes long. Student memorizes.

1.1.2. acting

1.1.2.1. ACTING: a student will act out a scene from a play or a book. It can be serious or humorous. No make-up or props used. Length is up to 8 minutes long.

1.1.3. solo musical theatre

1.1.3.1. MUSICAL THEATRE: a student is asked to perform one song from a musical with a time limit of 5 minutes.

1.1.4. solo mime

1.1.4.1. SOLO MIME: 1 member acts out a story or situation with their body and facial expressions. Length up to 5 minutes. **Performs during LARGE GROUP speech season**

1.2. informational

1.2.1. original oratory

1.2.1.1. ORIGINAL ORATORY: a student writes and memorizes a persuasive speech. 50 words on a note card can be used. Length is up to 8 minutes long. The student will memorize.

2. read from script

2.1. creative

2.1.1. poetry

2.1.1.1. POETRY: a student will read 1 or more poems, using both facial and vocal expression to interpret the material. Length is up to 6 minutes long. The student will read from script.

2.1.2. prose

2.1.2.1. PROSE: a student will read 1 or more prose selections. Vocal and facial expressions are important, along with interpretation. Length is up to 8 minutes long.

2.1.3. literary program

2.1.3.1. LITERARY PROGRAM: a student will read a combination of poetry and prose with a theme in mind (ie friendship, survival). Facial and vocal expression and development of theme are important. Length is up to 8 minutes long. The student will read from script

2.2. informational

2.2.1. radio news

2.2.1.1. RADIO NEWS: a student will receive a packet at contest containing news, weather, sports, and commercial to edit and arrange into a 4-5 minute newscast. 30 minutes of prep time are given. Student delivers broadcast over a speaker system. Length 4 to 5 minutes long. Student will read from script.

3. unscripted

3.1. improvisational acting

3.1.1. IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING: a student will draw 2 characters and a situation and uses these to create a story which he or she acts out. The student will have 5 minutes for prep time. Length is up to 5 minutes.

3.2. spontaneous speaking

3.2.1. SPONTANEOUS SPEAKING: a student will draw a contemporary issue at contest and has 3 minutes to prepare a speech. Research of many topics prior to contest is necessary. Length is up to 5 minutes. Notes are taken during prep time allowed.

4. write my own & use note cards for delivery

4.1. creative

4.1.1. after dinner speaking

4.1.1.1. AFTER DINNER SPEAKING: a student will write an original humorous, informative, or inspirational speech aimed at a particular audience. Writing, delivery, and creativity are important. Length is up to 5 minutes long. The student will have a 50 word note card.

4.2. informational

4.2.1. original oratory

4.2.1.1. ORIGINAL ORATORY: a student writes and memorizes a persuasive speech. 50 words on a note card can be used. Length is up to 8 minutes long. The student will memorize.

4.2.2. expository address

4.2.2.1. EXPOSITORY ADDRESS: a student will write and present an informative speech. Props and posters can be part of the presentation. Length is up to 6 minutes. The student will have a 50 word note card.