Minute papers to create an FAQ
About a week after a major speech assignment is given, I use a minute paper activity to create an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) post. Pass out quarter sheets of paper and ask students to write one question or concern they have about the upcoming assignment. Students do not have to write their names on the paper, but I let them know that if they do write their name then I will send them an e-mail response.
I then compile the better questions into an FAQ document and post it to the class web site with the assignment files. I have found this does a nice job of bringing out questions that many students would not ask in class.