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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. It's a silly way to illustrate how important effective speaking skills are, and it will definitely get your kids interested in the lesson! 
Students develop their speaking skills. In this oral communication lesson plan, students read "One Hen" by Katie Smith Milway and work in groups to discover how making a small loan to the main character in the story had positive effects. Students present their findings to the class.
Reading with expression excites listeners of any age. They will discuss different ways to change their reading expression as they listen to the teacher read Froggy Goes to the Doctor. Then in small groups, they'll practice reading with expression. 
Listening may be the most important skill of all for Common Core collaborative speaking standards. Prepare yourself for a class experience that boosts listening and speaking skills, with a great article. Attached lessons, excellent organization, and practical teaching suggestions make a this a great resource.
Students create "Personality Box" and present to classmates using specific speaking skills.
Students explore the basic concept of micro-financing. In this economics/literacy lesson, students listen to One Hen by Katie Smith, in which a small loan changes the life of the main character. Students employ comprehension strategies such as note-taking and summarizing to prepare an oral presentation based on this theme.
Take a trip to the stars with this lesson, which is based on four stories about space exploration ("The Adventures of Sojourner: The Mission to Mars that Thrilled the World," "Franklin R. Chang-Diaz," "Beneath Blue Winters," and "Out There"). Not only will your class enjoy the exciting tales of astronomy, they will be able to practice their listening and speaking skills as well as reading and writing. The lesson is differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.
Twelfth graders express themselves through poetry. They discover the connection between their music and the music of poetry and hear their work and how the sound of a poem or an analytical paper improves their written work. They develop public speaking skills.
And the consensus says...Teach your class to use peer feedback to refine public speaking skills. They cut out a magazine picture and develop an oral story about it to present to the class. They share several meaningful objects with the class and then comment on each other's speech. 
Fourth graders demonstrate reading, writing and speaking skills by creating group newsletter on computer and performing play. Student groups review scripts and prepare props and materials for the plays, based on one to two chapters in their books.
This exercise on the Constitution requires small groups to design a visual metaphor that expresses the concept behind one of seven principles: popular sovereignty, federalism, republicanism, separation of powers, checks and balances, limited government, and individual rights. While the anticipatory activity is weak, the main exercise is effective in eliciting higher-level thinking and collaboration among group members. The metaphors are shared with the class while the audience members take notes on the other six principles.
A fun instructional activity for young learners new to school, this plan helps youngsters explore themselves as they participate in language arts, movement, speech and visual arts activities. Activities provided in this plan include creating a personal flag and then participating in a flag march, making a cookie self-portrait, and a show and tell about a personal experience. Anyone of these activities would be an engage exercise for your youngsters and a great way for you to get to know them better. 
Students examine the contributions made to our country by Barbara Jordan. They read and discuss the books "The Sneetches" and "Building a Bridge," write journal entries, participate in a discrimination simulation, create a class bulletin board, and create a poster about tolerance.
Practice vocabulary and speaking skills in this ESL reading comprehension activity. Middle and high schoolers participate in a number of before, during, and after reading activities based on an article entitled "Footballer Sent Off for Dangerous Haircut." They discuss and match word meanings with new vocabulary words, complete a worksheet, express opinions about haircuts, and practice dialogue with several partners. Use this activity with either fiction or nonfiction works.
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a presentation about one of the themes from above.
Your class can practice communicating clearly. They practice listening and speaking through games such asTelephone and a social scavenger hunt. This is a solid lesson that helps apply good communication skills.
Students read a text about blood groups and answer such questions as what, where and why regarding a scientific discovery. They complete vocabulary worksheets, comprehension exercises and utilize problem solving skills to decide who should receive blood transfusions.
Learners use Pocahontas' resume to develop a career research project.
Hold a book club for your learners! Youngsters join in a book club to enhance their reading and speaking skills. Young readers participate in a book club where they read specially selected books and write or draw a response to those books. They may have roles as the book club advances. Through this book club, young scholars, including English learners, develop reading strategies such as using picture clues.
Differentiated into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, this ELD plan accesses many different literary skills. Three stories from Houghton-Mifflin ("I Am Six," "Ten Dogs in the Window," and "Charles Tiger") give learners a way to practice their listening and speaking skills, as well as their basic reading and writing standards. The cute animals in the stories will appeal to even your most reluctant readers.

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