Speech Preparation

Adjudication Rubric

This rubric is used by adjudicators to assess speeches during the debate. Important: This document is provided solely for the use of Debating SA participants and must not be used…

Argument Template for Primary School students

These sheets will help speakers to ensure that they have reasons to support their arguments. It also outlines a basic structure for the argument component of a speech. Argument Template…

Chairman and Timekeeper Form

This sheet is used by the Chairman to introduce the debate and each of the speakers. The timekeeper records the length of each speech. This is then handed to the…

Debating Word Definition Sheet

A worksheet exercise to help students become familiar with debating terminology. Answers included. Debating Word Definition Sheet

Overview of Speaker Jobs

This document outlines the jobs of each of the six speakers in a debate. Overview of Speaker Jobs

Speech Structure Templates

We have created some templates that debaters can use to prepare their speeches. Speech Structure Templates