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Quotation Response Speech: Public Speaking Skills
In order to polish their public speaking, class members select three personally relevant quotes from a list. They then write a 1-1.5 minute speech for each quote that explains its relevance to them. The teacher selects the speech that each person presents and provides note cards on which to record key ideas for help at the podium.
9th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 150 Downloads
Enhancing Your Presentation Skills
Watch Doug Jefferys present on presenting skills! From a conference-type venue, Jefferys speaks to an audience about the fear of public speaking and how to overcome it. He indirectly refers to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, making eye contact, pausing, body language, and more.
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 9 Views 4 Downloads
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Making Mistakes While Speaking
Our public speaking coach encourages us that it's okay to make mistakes; don't let that stop you! Go out on your way to public speaking knowing that it may not be perfect, but you are learning and you can still be effective.
1 min 4th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Using Hand Gestures
A British man shows what people tend to do with their hands when they are nervous and first begin public speaking. He encourages the viewer to just leave your hands at your sides, and you will probably gesture normally as you begin to talk.
1 min 4th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 1 Download
Inspiration Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Assist your class with persuasive writing and public speaking. Learners develop writing and speaking skills through organization and the educational software program, Inspiration. Class members use the software to organize their work and prepare for speaking and writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Have your high schoolers practice their public speaking skills by writing an either/or speech. Individually, they complete an outline on what they want to discuss and give their speech to the class. To end the lesson, they complete a rubric for each speaker and offer constructive criticism.
9th - 12th Language Arts 27 Views 71 Downloads
Quotation Response Speech
Sharpen your class's public speaking skills by explaining connections between a famous quotation and their own lives. High schoolers lengthen their speaking time, organize ideas in outline form, and complete rubrics for peer feedback and evaluation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 10 Views 57 Downloads
Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: My Robot and Me
Robots and their interactions with their human counterparts are the catalyst for a fun writing instructional activity. First, the class brainstorms what they'd like to have their personal robot do or be capable of. Then, they each write a humorous story about life with their robot.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Either/Or Speech: Preparing Students for Public Speaking
Do your middle or high schoolers struggle with speaking confidently for a long period of time? Use this public speaking lesson to show them how to organize ideas properly in order to convey a message when speaking in front of others. They perform their either/or speeches and critique one another.
8th - 11th Language Arts 17 Views 67 Downloads
Get your class comfortable with making speeches! Focusing on 45-second speeches, learners choose from a list of either/or topics and present two short speeches. Scholars brainstorm on notebook paper then create note cards to take with them.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 45 Downloads
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson plan. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they prepare and present a 10 minute speech about volunteering for a philanthropic organization.
6th - 8th Language Arts 40 Views 179 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Eye Contact While Speaking
You want to make eye contact when speaking; not scanning so much, but randomly looking at various people. Your audience will feel a connection when eye contact is made. A British speaker demonstrates as he speaks to the camera.
2 mins 4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Speech Structure
Using a number sequence, a British speaker demonstrates that it is easier to follow a sequence when it is in order. A helpful hint is to write your speaking points on cards and mix them up to see what order works best.
3 mins 4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Public Speaking Tip for Kids - Closing Your Speech
When your audience leaves, you want to leave them with a strong impression. You can end with a summary or a call to action with practical steps. This is basically what our British speaker tells us, along with a few examples, in this quick clip.
2 mins 4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Emerging orators distinguish between effective and ineffective public speaking strategies. They read a text that fits in with a Native Americans unit and speak about the text with both ineffective and effective volume, tone, phrasing, eye contact, and gestures.
3rd Language Arts 7 Views 25 Downloads