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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.
Art is a versatile forum for building speaking skills. Learners are introduced to contemporary skate culture. They develop visual, writing, listening, and speaking skills through looking at, creating and talking about artwork. A great way to build content specific language.
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 activity!
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.
Practice vocabulary and speaking skills in this ESL reading comprehension lesson. 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.
Students develop their speaking skills. In this oral communication lesson, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to explore the universal topics presented in a current news article. Although the plan is thorough and easy to follow, the link to the referenced article is broken.
Robots and their interactions with their human counterparts are the catalyst for a fun writing lesson plan. 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. Each child reads his story to the class in order to practice content delivery and public speaking skills. A class discussion about delivering humorous content follows student readings.