What is Your Story? Oral Report Practice Instructions
- Grades: 3–5
Lesson Plan Title: What is Your Story?
Oral Report Practice Instructions
Your oral presentation will be on <insert date>.
Retell your story or history to your mom or dad or the person you interviewed. Make sure you have as many details as possible of who, what, where, when, why, and how. Practice often — even by yourself or to your cat.
You may use note-cards to remind yourself of details or what comes next in your story. However, the report will be oral. There will be no written part that needs to be turned in, but you must know your story well enough that you don't just read from the cards.
Remember in a good oral presentation, you need to:
1) Speak loudly and clearly so your audience can hear you. Use expression in your voice.
2) Make eye contact with your audience so they know you are speaking to them and will want to listen.
3) Stand comfortably and quietly with your weight solidly on two feet. You may use gestures if you are comfortable doing that, but don't distract your audience by "wiggles" and "jiggles."
4) Enjoy yourself. You have a great story to share with us and we really want to hear it!
Now it's time to practice, practice, practice!