Speech and Presentations Teacher Resources
Encourage even your most shy individuals to step up to the podium and address the class confidently.
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Rhetorical Devices in a Primary Source
Analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous and powerful "I Have a Dream" speech as a primary source document. After reading up on rhetorical devices and working in small groups to define terms, class members identify and explain the use of two specific rhetorical devices in the speech.
7th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 112 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Given the rhetoric on both sides of the issue of captive killer whale populations the question arises, "Is it possible to have a rational discussion of this controversial topic?" Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional information before deciding if the claim is true.
11th - 12th Science 7 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Perfectly Painless Parts of Speech
Looking for grammar activities for your elementary or middle school class? Watch a video to review the parts of speech. Groups create posters, songs, or advertisements to illustrate the parts of speech and then reteach them to their classmates.
4th - 7th Language Arts 123 Views 1067 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Persuasive Speech
Everything from adoption (Should single parents or gays be allowed to adopt?) to video games (Do violent video games cause violence in people?). Individuals select a controversial topic "presently open for debate," and prepare a five- to six-minute persuasive speech following the specific directions provided in the resource packet.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Characterization and Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?"
What does a speech reveal about the speaker? Pupils explore this question and more as they conduct a close reading of Sojourner Truth's speech. Class members activate a series of skills related to the Common Core as they analyze the text, including citing textual evidence, writing analytical commentary, using research skills, and executing a questioning strategy.
7th - 9th Language Arts 173 Views 139 Downloads CCSS: Designed
World War I Research Project
Here is a fantastic World War I research project that includes clear guidelines for topic choice, guiding questions, and suggested presentation products. Research subjects range from battles of the war, trench warfare, and weaponry, to music of the period and the role of women in the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Art of Persuasion-Analysis of Argument
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.
9th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 153 Downloads
Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Combine a lesson on the elderly with grammar instruction. Before viewing a series of provided video clips, class members brainstorm a list of words related to senior citizens and organize these words into categories that correspond with the parts of speech.
8th - 10th Language Arts 33 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 30 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Advanced 5: Evaluating Credibility of Sources
How do discerning readers determine bias and credibility? Ask small groups to figure it out! First, each group is provided with either articles or videos that contain bias. They examine the resources, respond to included questions, and then share their findings with the class.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering 41 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Present Perfect Tense
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.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 53 Downloads
New Review The First Ten Amendments
The Bill of Rights is an important part of the US Constitution. Have small groups translate the amendments into modern language and present their versions, as well as the original versions, to the class. In groups, learners also respond to a series of questions about the document.
5th - 8th Language Arts 27 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
English Exercises: Present Simple Exercises
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.
3rd - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
The Case Against "Good" and "Bad"
Good and bad are put on trial for covering up the truth with vague descriptions. How dare they lie like that! See if the presenter can convince your class to ban these words and replace them with more precise, descriptive, and trustworthy vocabulary.
5 mins 7th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Courage “In the Time of the Butterflies”: A Common Core Exemplar
What is courage? What does it mean to be courageous? The courage demonstrated by the Mirabal sisters in In the Time of the Butterflies is the focus of a study of Julia Alvarez's novel set in the Dominican Republic during the rule of Rafael Trujillo.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds
A beginning study of linguistics will include phonetics and the way sound is made. Show your class these great slides with pictures and examples of consonants, vowels, and blends. Placement of the tongue, lips, etc. are displayed to give helpful visual representation.
Higher Ed Language Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Persuasive Speech Project
Encourage your class members to become agents of change. As part of a unit on persuasion, class members examine speeches by Sojourner Truth, former President Clinton, and Cesar Chavez. Individuals then investigate a change that needs to occur in their world.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 6 Downloads
Verbs: Future, Present, and Past Tense
Third graders take a look at how to use verbs in the present tense. They do this by acting out action verbs, (such as, running, jumping, etc.), writing down the verbs they acted out, using those words in written sentences, then playing a present-tense bingo game.
3rd Language Arts 224 Views 377 Downloads
Human Body Presentations
A presentation about the human body is a great way to end your unit on the body system. Sixth graders will use Microsoft Publisher, Prezi, and other video resources to create a presentation showcasing what they know about the major functions and parts of the body system.
6th Science 15 Views 55 Downloads
The Legacy of FDR's Four Freedoms of Speech
High schoolers examine some of the nuances, vagaries, and ambiguities inherent in the rhetorical use of "freedom." The objective is to encourage students to glimpse the broad range of hopes and aspirations that are expressed in the call of-and for-freedom.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 41 Downloads