English class must develop students' speaking skills in addition to skills in reading and writing. The creative and fun lessons on making speeches will inspire students' interest, help them to become comfortable speaking in front of an audience, and give them practice writing and delivering good speeches that inform and capture their listeners' attention. The Group Product Pitch Presentation encourages students to merge their public speaking skills with their reading and writing skills.
- Work cooperatively
- Make and explain connections between quotes and personal lives
- Display active listening skills
- Develop collegial relationships with classmates
- Organize information by creating key word/phrase outlines
- Make verbal and visual presentations
- Use rubrics for peer feedback and evaluation as well as self-reflection
- Think critically
Have students work in pairs to create a speech about a pressing social issue. Together they must take a stance on some aspect of the issue, create a visual aid(s) in support of their position, and share a 3-4 minute verbal presentation in which they explain their issue and their stance. Audience members should complete peer feedback rubrics.
This lesson plan features a fun way for students to become more comfortable with speaking before an audience while practicing general public speaking skills.
Requires students to make connections between quotations and real life while improving upon their public speaking skills and speaking for a greater length of time.
Students work in groups, using their creativity and public speaking skills to create a product pitch for their own new and unique product.