Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

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Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and analyzing rhetorical appeals.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a language arts class to address informational reading skills, or in another subject with relevant audio sources to create an interdisciplinary lesson
  • Bring non-print informational or persuasive texts to your classroom throughout the year as you find examples that are relevant to your curriculum
  • Encourage learners to come up with their own TED talks or presentations to explain a topic they know a lot about
Classroom Considerations

  • Some worksheets are in color, but those are best used by laminating and sharing among small groups
Pros

  • Comes with a list of recommended talks, videos, and podcasts for you to use, along with links to each
  • Provides questions stems for every level of secondary learner
  • Includes sample responses, an example of a completed class discussion worksheet, and graphic organizers to plan out writing
  • An innovative way to address ethos, pathos, and logos
Cons

  • None