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Reading: A Speech by Helen Keller
In this Helen Keller worksheet, students read a speech that was delivered by Helen Keller in 1925. Students answer 8 true and false comprehension questions.
Oral Presentation Using-Descripitive Details and Visual Displays
Tenth graders present to the class an event or experience in which they participated. They use descriptive language to convey relevant information about the event through speech and visual aids. Pupils watch the evening news and analyze the stories to determine the best.
Cartoons for the Classroom: Why is Freedom of Speech a Burning Issue?
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the freedom of speech and respond to three short answer questions
Speech Sound Lesson Plan
First graders pronounce the au phoneme. In this speech instructional activity targeting students with hearing loss, 1st graders participate in a matching game. Students match pictures and words that have the au sound.
Endangered Animal Presentation
Third graders research a threatened or endangered animal around the world. They work in small groups to prepare a detailed presentation for the entire class. Powerpoint, Internet research and educational software are all used in this instructional activity.
Using Poster Presentations with ESL Students
Students organize ways to present effective poster presentations. Students skill their posters by the majors they have chosen. Students engage in researching how to use their collaboration time in groups effectively.
Organize and Present Information
In this organizing and presenting information worksheet, students read a paragraph and examine a table before they respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information.
Analyzing the Rhetoric of JFK’s Inaugural Address
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your. country.” Did you know that John Kenneth Galbraith, Adlai Stevenson, and Theodore Sorensen helped John F. Kennedy craft his 1961 inaugural address? Learners not only examine the rhetorical devices JFK employed in his speech, but also analyze the suggestions made by Galbraith and Stevenson and compare these suggestions to the delivered version. Teacher and student copies of the worksheets are included in a richly detailed plan that deserves a spot in your curriculum library.
Slavery and the Slave Trade
What would it have been like to have heard the debate on the issue of slavery at the Constitutional Convention of 1787? With this resource, you are given the opportunity to read through a reconstruction of speeches on the topic with your class. After assigning your class members roles in the debate, read through the transcript together and ask guiding questions along the way to clarify the different arguments that are being raised.
Cyberbullying: Effects on Teens Across the Nation
Free speech, privacy, and cyberbullying are the focus of a series of activities that cause class members to engage in discussions about these interrelated topics. They view a segment from PBS’s “Cyberbullying—Effects on Teens Across the Nation,” read articles about teens who committed suicide, and discuss the motivations of key players in several scenarios. A powerful topic sensitively handled.
Heroes in Art
Students examine the life, portraits and speeches of Frederick Douglass. They consider what made his speeches effective and why he is regarded as a national hero. They write an original speech.
Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? They watch a video (linked) about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Scholars focus on rhetorical device by listening to famous speeches and completing a graphic organizer on persuasive techniques. Next they view four Super PAC ads and complete an analysis of what they see. In a well-formed paragraph, researchers synthesize conclusions based on one of the ads. A rubric is included, and all worksheets are separated into middle school and high school levels. The informational text and resource links here are invaluable.
Discovering Japan Through Cooperative Research
Search a variety of sources to create a multimedia or book project about Japan. Learners use the independent investigation method to plan and conduct research about Japan. They use the information they discover to create a computer book or a multimedia project for an oral presentation. Multiple resources and reproducible materials are included.
The Caveman Catastrophe
Young archaeologists study the development of human history, and work in groups to create a timeline that traces the development of humans. Additionally, the groups utilize a very clever graphic organizer embedded in the plan in order to present a prehistoric animal to the class. Animals such as mammoths, mastodons, and sabre-toothed tigers are studied. An entertaining activity that has many great suggestions for books and websites you can access to further the learning process.
Learners apply a twelve question evaluation rubric to the persuasive speeches of their classmates. They discuss the questions on the rubric as a whole class before listening to the science speeches that were created during earlier lessons.
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. Some links work, but the lesson is more of an outline to give you ideas.
Gearing up for Grammar
Young scholars input autobiographical information to apply in a Diamante' poem that utilizes the different parts of speech. Students interact with each other sharing their autobiographical information completed on the database created. Young scholars then use a word processor to add personal and to decorate their poems using graphics or their own drawings. Students' view presentations, PowerPoint and HyperStudio, as a class on verbs and the eight parts of speech.
Young scholars explore global warming. In this science lesson, students research global warming. Young scholars work in small groups to create a presentation about global warming.
The Origins of Heraldry
Young scholars design a personal coat of arms which depicts themselves and explain their shields to the class in an informal presentation.
Two Sides to Every Story
Eighth graders select appropriate technology communication tools and design collaborative interactive projects and activities to communicate with others. They develop, publish and present information in a format that is appropriate for content and audience.