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Parts of Speech Review

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Practice all of the parts of speech with a pair of review exercises. The first exercise focuses on identification and asks pupils to note down the part of speech of all the underlined words. The second exercise is similar to a Mad Lib™...
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Either/Or Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your high schoolers practice their public speaking skills by writing an either/or speech. Individually, they complete an outline on what they want to discuss and give their speech to the class. To end the lesson, they complete a...
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Rhetorical Devices in Political Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Have you ever watched a political speech and felt your heart beat a little faster, and your opinion either solidify or begin to slightly change? Rhetorical devices can be a strong tool in an effective and powerful speech. A short lesson...
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Lincoln’s Speeches

For Students 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln is responsible for uniting the states during the most tumultuous periods in American history, and for his elegant oratory that kept the Union believing in its cause. Young histoians analyze various speeches by America's...
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The 8 Parts of Speech - Classroom Posters

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Display the parts of speech on your classroom walls. Each part of speech is represented on its own page with the definition and purpose as well as examples images, words, and sentences. Great for reference and to brighten up your room!
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Graduation Speech

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your pupils to send one another off with words of wisdom that they have learned over the past year. For the speech, individuals focus on a life lesson and reflect on the universal truth inherent in the lesson.
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Grammaropolis - Complete Edition

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Allow the residents of this grammar-packed city to teach your pupils the parts of speech with songs, videos, quizzes, and more. Kids can get to know each part of speech and sing along with the catchy tunes!
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Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A speaker, a message, an audience. After analyzing these elements in Queen Elizabeth's speech to the troops at Tilbury, groups analyze how other speakers use an awareness of events, and their audience to craft their arguments....
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Find the Meaning: JFK's Inaugural Speech

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
Analyze a seminal speech from the 20th century with an activity focused on President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. After reading an excerpt from the address, pupils use a activity to practice their reading comprehension skills and...
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Freedom of Speech: Crash Course Government and Politics #25

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Freedom of speech isn't always free—or legal! The 25th lesson of a 50-part series covering the US government and politics has scholars investigate the First Amendment's rights of verbal expression. A short video creates open discussion...
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Speeches: Argument and Methods

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...
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Parts of Speech Board Game Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grammar gamers? Sure! Groups are assigned a part of speech and create a board game that helps class members learn about and remember these basic sentence building blocks. Expectations for the project are detailed in a one-page assignment...
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Speech Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
From content and language to eye contact and body language, this rubric includes the most essential criterion for reviewing a speech or oral presentation. Ratings are based on clear and concise standards displayed in the Excellent column.
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Figures of Speech Slide Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is...
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Kinetic Parts of Speech

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Add a kinesthetic twist to your next activity on the parts of speech. Kids in grades four through seven complete a variety of physical actions each time they hear a verb, noun, adjective, or pronoun. You read any sentence and then kids...
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Elie Wiesel's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Elie Wiesel's 1986 Novel Peace Prize acceptance speech is the focus of a lesson 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.
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For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A handout on speeches, part of a series on specific writing assignments, helps individuals develop their speech-writing skills. The resource starts with a discussion on audience and purpose and ends with tips to engage the audience.
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Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's one thing to prevent yourself from becoming a bully, but how do you convince others to follow suit? Take the first step in creating a better world with a public speaking lesson that prompts learners to write and present persuasive...
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TIME For Kids: Persuasive Speeches

For Students 7th - 9th
Does the school day start too early? Useful as a reading comprehension lesson or as a model for persuasive writing, this activity is sure to get your middle schoolers' attention. The first page includes the text from a student speech...
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TOPPS—Presidential Inaugural Speeches

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze the inaugural speeches of selected presidents in this primary source analysis lesson. Middle schoolers collaborate to analyze an excerpt from Lyndon B. Johnson's inaugural speech and evaluate the speaker's argument, determining...
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Persuasive Speech Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Practice using concrete evidence from various sources to back up an argument. The lesson plan emphasizes the use of support in a persuasive speech, as well as the importance of appealing to an audience's logic and emotions. You could...
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The Nine Parts of Speech

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Use this helpful resource to review the parts of speech. This is a motivating and interesting way to discuss nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, articles, and interjections. This could be used in a...
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Impromptu Speech

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Focus on presentation techniques with this lesson, which prompts middle schoolers give an impromptu speech. They practice public speaking by giving a short unprepared speech. Some preparations are made to include an introduction, body,...
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Language Arts Skills: Listening and Speaking Strategies

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Your class can practice communicating clearly. They practice listening and speaking through games such asTelephone and a social scavenger hunt. This is a solid instructional activity that helps apply good communication skills.