Lesson MMS-5

Welcome! Please consider how your attitude affects your and other students experience of the lesson.

Be respectful, come prepared with relevant material and show interest in order to have the best possible educational experience.

Learning outcomes

During the course of this lesson, you will learn:

  • Identify and structure your own and classmates' speech by using Monroe's Motivated Sequence (MMS).

  • Use speech techniques and inversions grammar to improve fluency and formality.

  • Use cue cards as support to improve balance.

  • Design a motivating speech by yourself, and with others, using correct grammar, a precise, varied vocabulary and sentence structures.

Lesson outline

Part 1: Mastery test.

Part 2: Richard models a speech and we update the assessment checklist.

Part 3: The students being creating a group artefact.

Exit ticket and homework.

Part 1

Part 2

Richard models a speech.


Part 3

Group knowledge artefact: a recorded motivational group-speech using cue cards.

Topic: Inspirational people

You will be randomized into groups of 4-5. Your task is to create a speech about a person who has inspired all of you.

The speech will need to use Monroe's Motivated Sequence. Furthermore, to give your speech extra support you will also use cue cards. You will be responsible for at least one part each.

  1. Decide on a person who has inspired you as a group. Familiarise yourself with that person by reading about her or him.

  2. Use a shared document (Word online, Google Docs), share it within the group and with Feke.

  3. Organise the speech by using MMS - attention, need, satisfaction, visualisation, action.

  4. Make a condensed, short speech (~5-15 minutes in total) with a minimum of two cards per person.

  5. Practice performing the speech by acting it out as a group. (This will be recorded to receive feedback)

PRO TIP: Do not recreate the entire speech on your cards. This is counterintuitive to the idea of having the card as aids in speaking.

Exit ticket

"Today, I accomplished .."


Read the pages from Canons of Rhetoric as needed.