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In this online interactive English learning exercise, learners respond to 40 fill in the blank questions that require them to use the present continuous form appropriately. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Here is a blinking, wiggling interactive online practice exercise in which learners adapt 30 sentences to correctly use the present simple tense. They rewrite negative sentences as affirmatives. They may submit their answers to be scored.
Help your young writers develop their fine motor skills and get exposure to how correct usage of the present perfect tense sounds and looks with a basic practice sheet. They read and copy onto the blank lines provided 13 sentences containing present perfect verbs.
Can schools ban t-shirts picturing musical groups or bands? Your young citizens will find out with this resource, which includes a summary of a United States Supreme Court case from the 1960s about a similar dispute over students wearing black armbands and protesting the Vietnam War. Find out what the courts said, and what all this has to do with freedom of speech!
What is the right to privacy? Does censorship violate the First Amendment? Should a school reflect the religious values of a community? These are just some of the great research topics regarding civil liberties that are suggested in this final project outline for a government course. Required components include an essay, visual aid, and presentation, and a suggested project timeline is also detailed by the author.
Seventh graders deliver an informational speech. In this public speaking lesson, 7th graders prepare, write, and deliver an effective speech using visual aids. Lesson includes ready-to-print attachments. Differentiated support and extension activities are suggested.
Pupils create multimedia speeches of introduction which focus on women and Hispanics. They introduce their famous person and, using a video camera, video tape their speeches. 
Students present oral arguments to a mock Supreme Court and discuss the burning of the U.S. flag and freedom of speech.
Analyze the inaugural speeches of selected presidents in this primary source analysis lesson. Middle schoolers collaborate to analyze an excerpt from Lyndon B. Johnson's inaugural speech and evaluate the speaker's argument, determining whether he met the goals he laid out. They then research post World War II presidents' inaugural speeches and determine whether they met their goals.
Students assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source documents to evaluate issues of freedom of speech and the press versus national security and public safety, and draft new constitutional amendment that clearly defines government's powers in times of national crisis.
Review the use of the eight parts of speech by watching a presentation at a website. Sixth graders work in small groups to design a PowerPoint presentation that uses pictures and sound to teach the parts of speech. They write a quiz slide to be include in the presentation.
Explore non-violent protest in this social values and world history lesson. After viewing the movie Gandhi, and discussing important events in Gandhi's life, young orators write a speech defending Gandhi's position on the value of passive resistance. Groups videotape their speeches and share the videos with the class.
In this interactive grammar worksheet, students complete the table with the appropriate statements in the present tense. There are seventeen fill-in exercises where the students must type in the word.
Picture this! A fun and engaging plan that supports learning parts of speech in the context of the real world. Learners photograph items that illustrate the different parts of speech using digital cameras, and then they insert the pictures into a slide show. Each picture is color coded (based on the part of speech) and has a sentence to accompany it. Although this is a great idea, this instructional activity will have to be supplemented with your own materials as the links for handouts and rubrics do not work.
Students analyze the First Amendment. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the facets of the First Amendment. Students examine cases which pertain to the freedoms that the amendment implies.
Students identify the four purposes of speeches: to inform, to persuade, to entertain, and for special occasions. They brainstorm and decide upon a topic that is interesting to both the speaker and the audience. Students also research using traditional and non-traditional sources and write and outline the body of the speech. Finally, they write an introduction and conclusion.
Students read an outline on how to prepare an informative speech. In this informative speech lesson plan, students read an outline and then prepare a speech.
Practice writing a speech by analyzing examples. Middle schoolers research the six steps needed to write an extemporaneous speech by reading a portion of Oral Presentations Made Easy. They write and deliver a speech in front of their class, which is later critiqued by their peers.
Looking for a thorough description of how to effectively write a speech? This presentation includes all sorts of good tips on how to construct and deliver a speech. Each student writes and delivers a speech about a state park of their choice.
Eighth graders analyze historical abolitionist speeches to gain knowledge of the social, economic and political effects of institutional racism and discrimination. They write an essay analyzing an abolitionist speech. Pupils write about the speech that they researched that an abolitionist gave.