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Students write and deliver a short persuasive speech using the POAM method. They also incorporate one of the three persuasive appeals into a written speech. Students apply what they have learned about persuasion and speech presentation to create their own speeches.
Nouns, verbs, pronouns...they're all covered here! This presentation gives a detailed look at each part of speech, but know that you cannott skip slides or start at any slide except for the first. Create a guide to keep your class focused and on track with the somewhat lengthy slide show. 
Your developing language users rewrite 10 sentences by changing the underlined verbs to present perfect tense verbs with one of the helping verbs: have, has, or had. Resource contains explanatory material as well as a practice worksheet.
Students study how to select an idea for a speech, and develop a 3-5 demonstration speech. They use standard English to write a speech using an outline form and make visuals for their speech.
In this parts of speech worksheet, students read about the different parts of speech including past, present, future, singular, plural, and more. Students complete a quiz on the parts of speech where they answer 10 multiple choice questions.
Fourth graders choose a category to speak about for about two to three minutes. They deliver a show and tell presentation in front of the class. They complete a rubric on classmates for their accurateness of their presentation. They discuss the completeness of their presentation with the class.
For this present continuous tense worksheet, students change the tense in 6 sentences to present continuous, rewrite the 6 sentences into 6 questions, and read 7 sentences and underline the sentences which use the present continuous tense correctly.
Students examine Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech. In this American history lesson, students analyze FDR's 1941 State of the Union Address in order to examine the scope and meaning of freedom.
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. (All materials are included here.) A great way to build critical listening skills.
“. . .different men often see the same subject in different lights. . .” but the great orator Patrick Henry used all the skills at his command to craft a speech to convince listeners to see things as he did--that liberty was worth dying for. Show your class members how to analyze this famous speech.  A list of questions asks them to examine Henry’s diction, syntax, figurative language, and imagery. In addition, they look at the rhetorical devices, cadence, and theme. Consider having groups examine several aspects of the speech and report their findings to the whole class. For independent practice, individuals then examine the speeches of other famous orators.
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 plan, they complete a rubric for each speaker and offer constructive criticism.
Bring the year to a satisfying close by asking class members to reflect on the year in personalized graduation speeches.
An examination of stump speeches, one of the most important components of a presidential campaign, is made possible by accessing The New York Times Learning Network. After closely examining the form and function of stump speeches, students write a stump speech – either for the candidate of their choice or for themselves.
Research groups present an audio report on modern veteran issues in a radio show format.
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. Learners peer evaluate and reflect on the feedback to identify ways of improving.
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.
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. They also write and present speeches, develop public speaking skills, and apply quotations to their personal lives or to the life of someone they know.
Students determine the procedures for making a persuasive speech. In this persuasive speech lesson, students discuss the skills that are needed to persuade someone. They examine proper body language, speech, and syntax for giving a persuasive speech before they deliver a six to eight minute speech on a topic from the list provided by the teacher.
Students explore the U.S. Constitution. In this First Amendment lesson plan, students examine Norman Rockwell's "Freedom of Speech" and analyze the five freedoms listed in the amendment.
Students define what is meant by clear and present danger. In this First Amendment lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of the Sedition Act of 1798. Students consider the constitutionality of the act and dicuss that contitutes "clear and present danger".