Using Reported Speech
Students fine tune their communication skills to include expressing the ideas of others, as well as their own opinions. They must practice a number of times before feeling comfortable using them in every day conversations.
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Grab ‘N Go Debate
Here's a resource that provides debaters with the background information and worksheets they will need when planning a policy debate. Templates and sentence frames, as well as a rationale for using debates in the classroom, are included...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
Elie Wiesel's 1986 Novel Peace Prize acceptance speech is the focus of a lesson plan that asks class members to read and annotate the speech, discuss the main ideas, and to determine what they believe is Wiesel's main purpose.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Sample Differentiated Language Arts
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reported Speech & Direct Speech
Provide your class with this reference page on direct and indirect speech. The page includes definitions of direct speech and reported speech (also known as indirect speech). When writing, pupils can check the sample sentences provided...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Lookin’ for Evidence
What is the key to effectively arguing any position? Evidence! But how can we know whether a piece of information is useful to proving our point? Check out this activity whereby your class members will review a fictitious scenario...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
“Day of Infamy” Speech
Examine US involvement in World War II by taking a close look at the speech FDR delivered after Pearl Harbor was bombed. After reading the speech, class members respond to a series of text-dependent questions and jot down ideas for a few...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing an Argument: Persuasive Speeches to Students
Powerful orators make their messages compelling with a combination of factors. Learn how to be an inspirational speaker with a reading assessment activity that presents a list of persuasive speaking techniques, as well as two speeches...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed