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Spanning virtually all subjects, this digital approach to Venn diagrams gives compare and contrast a 21st century spin! Written specifically as a guide to Inspiration Software, but the visuals make it useful even without access to this program. Using a prepared comparison template, learners create informative diagrams with graphics, text, hyperlinks, and more. Prepared examples make modelling easy. Finally, pupils can create a multimedia presentation with the program.
Are you just about to teach persuasion in your class? If so, you should consider this short unit. In small groups, learners create a product, develop a magazine ad for the product, and pitch this product to the class using a visual presentation. This resource provides a brief day-by-day breakdown of activities and has a link to a PDF of the assignment, a product pitch development sheet, and a rubric for the final presentation. You will find many opportunities to incorporate technology.
Help your young citizens explore their community in this thorough lesson. They research attributes of their neighborhood and collaborate to design a slide show that features the community. Individually, they design, create, and present a booklet promoting their community. Be sensitive to this lesson's content depending on your demographic.
Following extensive modeling about how to apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to learn new words, partner teams create brief word presentations to teach new vocabulary to the class. Preselect words from upcoming social studies, science, and/or language arts texts. I like how the presentations are peppered throughout the school day as appropriate. Detailed rubric included.
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. Everyone gets to do a little practice to prepare them for public speaking.
Make oral presentations electric and magnetic! As the conclusion of the study of electricity and magnetism, class members are assigned to bring to life items or people associated with these topics. Speaking as the person or object, presenters give clues and classmates try to identify the person, object, or term.
Analyze advertising techniques in order to pinpoint persuasive strategies that writers use. These same techniques are then examined in persuasive speeches. You will have to find your own advertisements, but speeches are included. Finish off the lesson by having learners write their own three to five minute persuasive speeches that they present to the class. Some links work, but the lesson is more of an outline to give you ideas.
Use this lesson in your unit about Native American literature and trickster characters. Middle schoolers recognize tricksters from around the world and find them on a map. Next, they listen to Magic Anansi and locate the setting. They view a multimedia presentation to introduce multicultural tricksters. Once they finish, they create their own PowerPoint about their trickster and share their presentations.
After brainstorming possible topics, middle and high schoolers prepare and deliver a speech to their group, review peer feedback, make corrections to their presentations, and create a multimedia presentation to accompany their revised speech. Be sure to have them reflect on their work with the short list of questions provided. Also consider having them grade themselves with the provided rubric.