Using Presentation and Speech Activities

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Giving students the opportunity to present their learning through presentation and speech activities can be an extremely effective way to inspire student interest in a subject, build on a student’s own interests and strengths to demonstrate their understanding and/or point of view on a subject, and develop students’ critical and creative thinking skills as they make choices about how best to explain what they have learned to others.

The resources in this tool kit are designed to give you some ideas on how to use presentation and speech activities in your classroom, provide you sample lesson plans and templates to build from, and link you to additional resources on the topic.  Additional presentation/speech activity idea and lesson plan Teacher Tools can be found with many videos throughout the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Too 658: Presentation/Speech Activities--Sample Lesson Plans

Download this document to find some sample presentation and speech activity ideas and lesson plans you can use with students in a wide variety of subject areas to demonstrate their learning in a wide variety of ways. Current contents include lesson plans on the following:
1. Creating a Political Campaign Ad
2. Presenting a Biographical Speech
3. First Person Presentation as a Buffalo Soldier
4. Mock Supreme Court Argument
5. Sharing Learning Verbally

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