Acceptance Speech

"I'd like to thank the members of the academy . . ." Kids craft an acceptance speech in which they identify what the award is for, their qualifications, and how they feel about being the recipient.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm possible topics, both serious and humorous, that writers could use for their speech
  • Ask for volunteers to present their speeches
Classroom Considerations

  • The eighth in a series of 11 writing prompts
Pros

  • The activity encourages kids to think about striving for excellence
Cons

  • None