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61 resources with the concept giving speeches

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Speech! Speech!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. 
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Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
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Speech Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Looking for a thorough description of how to effectively write a speech? This presentation includes all sorts of good tips on how to construct and deliver a speech. Each student writes and delivers a speech about a state park of their...
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Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze,...
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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 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 modify...
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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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Five Presentation Tips

For Students 6th - 12th
Talking in front of others can be intimidating, especially when you aren't speaking in your native language. Put your English language learners at ease before a class presentation. They can follow these tips to give relaxed and effective...
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Irregular Words Fluency, Speed Battle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Let's play a game! Explore language arts by participating in a flash card reading game. Kids utilize flash cards that have a number of irregular words written on them. They collaborate in pairs and compete as they attempt to pronounce...
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Analyzing Persuasion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
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Activities for Oral Language Development

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Develop oral language and public speaking skills. Each child in the class introduces themselves, presents their information, and introduce themselves. 
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English - "What can I say?" - Sharing Ideas

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Prepare pupils to experience an authentic presentation. They will prepare themselves for giving speeches before their classmates. Then they discuss the introduction, body, and conclusion of a speech and then practice the concepts in...
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Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore communication techniques by participating in speech role-playing activities. For this conflict resolution lesson, students identify the keys to being a good communicator such as listening, eye contact, and the tone of...
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Team Policy Debate for High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore communication by participating in a speech debate. In this public speaking lesson, students collaborate in teams and identify a topic which will be debated between the two. Students prepare by writing speeches before...
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I Have a Dream Podcasts

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students write dream speeches and record them as Mp3's. In this speech lesson, students watch Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have Dream Speech." They use the writing process to develop a dream speech which they rehearse. They record their...
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Organizing Effective Speeches

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders deliver an informational speech. In this public speaking lesson, 7th graders prepare, write, and deliver an effective speech using visual aids. Lesson includes ready-to-print attachments. Differentiated support and...
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Portfolio Cover Sheet

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students put together a portfolio about the problems that led up to the Civil War. In this Civil War lesson plan, students study and research slavery, battles, speeches, presidencies, and more and put it all into a portfolio.
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What is a Democracy?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students identify what makes a country democratic and compare United States and Indian political party symbols. They create their own political party and party symbol. They create a campaign speech, participate in the voting process...
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Social and Cultural Issues in the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch videos, listen to speeches and analyze the information that is presented about the civil rights movement. They examine visual art of the period.
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Speech Sound Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore language arts by reading a book aloud with their class. In this phonics lesson, 1st graders read the book Rosie's Birthday and practice sounding out each word in the story with the help of their teacher. Students...
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Reflective Questions: Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze speeches of their choosing and respond to 6 analysis questions about the speeches.
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Bag Buildings

For Teachers K - 3rd
Pupils create building from paper bags. In this building lesson, students draw buildings on different size paper bags. They wear these bags on their heads or hands and tell the story of the building.
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Preparing and Making a Presentation

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students make a presentation and know the various types of presentations. In this presentation lesson, students answer questions about presentations and then create their own presentation following the set of standards given.
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Impromptu and Extemporaneous Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm and agree on a topic that is interesting to both the speaker and the audience and research it with both tradition and non-traditional sources. They write and outline the body of the speech and translate the speech...
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American History: Finding A Voice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to analyze speeches and articles by outlining their content. They are able to create a list of dominant themes used in speech and article writing through class discussion and participation.