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Have the class listen to a lecture on persuasive speeches. They practice outlining and detailing the components of a persuasive speech. The lecture outline also includes suggestions for researching a topic or thesis, organizing the speech, and preparing for audience reaction to the speech.
Young scholars conduct research into looking at a free-speech issue. They role play the events surrounding a court case. The lesson plan includes guiding questions to help create context and determine areas of further study. The presentation includes a portion of question and answer that requires students to be challenged.
High school readers analyze figures of speech in Shakespeare's  A Midsummer Night's Dream with support from a two-page worksheet. They respond to four multi-step questions regarding the use of metaphors, similes, hyperbole, and irony in the play.
Students examine the First Amendment. In this freedom of speech lesson, students examine the limitations of the Amendment as they explore speech related issues in new archives.
Introduce your sixth graders to oral presentations. This lesson has the teacher lead the class through brainstorming, writing, and delivering an effective speech. It's very basic, so consider adding to the plan as needed. 
Students present their pre-prepared narrative to the class. In this language arts lesson, students give oral presentations of the narrative they have been working on. While listening, the rest of the class completes the rubric assessment of the narrative. Students discuss the anecdotes they found particularly interesting.
In this ESL reported speech worksheet, students rewrite a set of sentences as reported commands in present tense, make past tense indirect commands, and practice using introductory verbs.
Pupils research a given country, compile the information, and write a final report. Individuals then use their research to write speeches which they present to the class. Note: Technology is incorporated into the process, making this a good resource for 21st Century learning skills.
This online multiple choice quiz focuses on upper-level grammar concepts. In addition to covering simple parts of speech such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives, this resource also covers more advanced information, such as transitive vs. intransitive verbs. Test-takers are presented with sentences or phrases with an underlined word which they must identify. This quiz is interactive, so answers pop up immediately after one is submitted! 
A good idea. To build both speech and social skills special ed students go on a scavenger hunt. They locate people around the school and say a series of words, when they say the words correctly they receive a prize. They also ask for things, which they will receive if they ask appropriately. 
Eleventh graders give a presentation about an experience  and use descriptive language, speech, and visual aids in their presentation. In this oral and visual communication lesson plan, 11th graders work in groups to analyze elements of presentations by viewing national and local news stories. Students categorize the presentations and create their own incorporating descriptive language, relevant details, and visual aids.
Students research and investigate what laws exist about freedom of speech. They write an article about this topic. Students interview the students at their school on this topic. They take a stand and support their stand with facts.
First graders explore speech patterns by completing a phoneme activity. For this hearing loss lesson, 1st graders utilize their teacher in a one on one environment to practice pronouncing animal names after they view a photograph. Students participate in a word pronunciation scavenger hunt activity with their classmates.
First graders produce and articulate a targeted phoneme. In this speech sound lesson, 1st graders think of an object that begin with the 'D' sound. Students decorate their classroom door with objects that begin with the D, and practice making the "d" sound while looking in the mirror.
Partners create oral presentations about a short story or poem incorporating audiovisual aids. Then they make presentations to their classmates. Linked story map will help guide readers' organization of their presentation; self-assessment checklist would be best used as learners plan their presentations. 
Students make a presentation and know the various types of presentations. For this presentation lesson, students answer questions about presentations and then create their own presentation following the set of standards given.
Young scholars experiment with the Powerpoint program and create a presentation based on a subject they are studying.
In this present perfect tense:  just and recently worksheet, students read the explanations and examples of correct usage, then interactively complete 9 sentences with immediate online feedback.
This is an excellent resource for US history classes, especially AP history. After learning some background on the Marshall Plan, the class, divided into two groups, researches opposing positions on this aid program. Groups read and analyze primary and secondary sources at school and home. They also formulate questions for the opposition to be used following each student's speech about the validity of the Marshall Plan.
Learners study several periods in American history, define the term "greatest American," and brainstorm possible criteria for selecting great Americans. They create a three to five minute persuasive speech along with visual aids to enhance the research based information.