Speech and Presentations Teacher Resources

Encourage even your most shy individuals to step up to the podium and address the class confidently.
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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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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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Present Perfect Tense

For Students 2nd - 4th
Help your young writers develop their fine motor skills and get exposure to how correct usage of the present perfect tense sounds and looks with a basic practice sheet. They read and copy onto the blank lines provided 13 sentences...
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English Exercises: Present Continuous Tense

For Students 3rd - 8th
This resource appears to be interactive, but I could not get it to work online. However, it provides practice using modal verbs correctly, and could be printed and copied for use at a desk, or your could project it and discuss with the...
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English Exercises: Present Simple Exercises

For Students 3rd - 8th
Here is a blinking, wiggling interactive online practice exercise in which learners adapt 30 sentences to correctly use the present simple tense. They rewrite negative sentences as affirmatives. They may submit their answers to be scored.
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Figures of Speech Presentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If used as part of an exploration of figures of speech, this short presentation defining similes, metaphors, and analogies could be used as a review tool in an English classroom. A teacher could augment this resource with more examples...
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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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Parts of Speech Pronouns: Building Blocks of Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pronouns are the most helpful parts of speech! Model the ways that interrogative, indefinite, personal, and demonstrative pronouns can specify meaning and enhance writing with a hands-on activity.
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The Present Tense (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This resource examines the present tense through several mediums. The information covered includes: regular present tense verbs, stem-changing present tense verbs, irregular present tense verbs, and use of the present tense. Included is...
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Adjective or Present Participle?

For Students 2nd - 8th
Read ten sentences and choose whether the selected word in each sentence is an adjective or present participle verb. The answer sheet is provided.
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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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Parts of Speech Nouns: Building Blocks of Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An engaging PowerPoint presentation helps scholars learn the definition of a noun and provides examples of different types of nouns, such as person, place, abstract, and concrete nouns. Formative assessments within the resource check...
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Indirect Speech

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Working on direct and indirect speech in your class? Try out this presentation, which includes definitions, examples, and practice. Pupils can take notes and practice on the examples as they are presented.
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Classical Appeals and War Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discuss classical appeals of rhetoric through the speeches of Winston Churchill and FDR. Learners read, annotate, and analyze the speeches by the men before using a graphic organizer to track the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. 
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Presidential Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to explain the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made. Then hold a campaign and election simulation involving featured presidents.
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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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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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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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Author’s Purpose in Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” Speech

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
President Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech, delivered on June 12, 1987 before the Berlin Wall, provides class members with an opportunity to examine three key aspects of informational text: author bias, the use of facts and...
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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - Direct Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Direct speech, and the use of quotation marks, are the focus of this language arts presentation. The story, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is used to illustrate examples of direct speech and how quotation marks are used. The final...
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Why is Freedom of Speech a Burning Issue?

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the freedom of speech and respond to three short answer questions
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Reviewing the Parts of Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
With the help of technology your class will review the parts of speech by utilizing an interactive crossword puzzle. They complete the puzzle individually in the computer lab. With Excel, the students know immediately if their answer is...