Fast Track To Advanced Toastmaster
A guide to the objectives, time, and materials

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Interpretive Reading  226-L

Project 1: Read A Story
Objectives:
• To understand the elements of interpretive reading.
• To learn how to analyze a narrative and plan for effective interpretation.
• To learn and apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
Time: 8 to 10 minutes.

Project 2: Interpreting Poetry
Objectives:
• To understand the differences between poetry and prose.
• To recognize how poets use imagery, rhythm, meter, cadence, and rhyme to convey the meanings and emotions of their poetry.
• To apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
Time: 6 to 8 minutes.

Project 3: The Monodrama
Objectives:
• To understand the concept and nature of the monodrama.
• To assume the identity of a character and to portray the physical and emotional aspects of this character to an audience.
Time: 5 to 7 minutes.

Project 4: The Play
Objectives:
• To adapt a play for interpretive reading.
• To portray several characters in one reading, identifying them to the audience through voice changes and movement.
Time: 12 to 15 minutes.

Project 5: The Oratorical Speech
Objectives:
• To understand the structure of an effective speech.
• To interpret and present a famous speech.
Time: 10 to 12 minutes.

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