Presenting an Opinion


ELAR-Grade-4 Personal Narrative Presenting an Opinion
Students learn and apply the skills for making presentations and active listening. In small groups, each student presents a short, two-minute talk stating an opinion and giving supporting facts and details. The other students are active listeners during the presentation, and then they discuss the presentation, generating questions and positive comments. Finally students evaluate their presentation skills.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn and apply the skills for making presentations and active listening. In small groups, each student presents a short, two-minute talk stating an opinion and giving supporting facts and details. The other students are active listeners during the presentation, and then they discuss the presentation, generating questions and positive comments. Finally students evaluate their presentation skills.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 5. It is recommended that there be no more than 4 students per group.

Objectives

  • Identify good public speaking skills.
  • Develop and present a two-minute talk stating an opinion and using supporting facts.
  • Identify what it means to be an active listener.
  • Use public speaking skills.
  • Use active listening skills.

Duration

  • Two class periods. For homework, students should practice their talk between days one and two.


In this experience, you will develop the idea of what it means to be a good speaker. You will develop a short talk stating your opinion on a topic. Then you will present the talk to a small group of classmates and practice both your speaking and listening skills.

Objectives

  • Identify good public speaking skills.
  • Develop and present a two-minute talk stating an opinion and using supporting facts.
  • Identify what it means to be an active listener.
  • Use public speaking skills.
  • Use active listening skills.


teen giving a public speech

Think about the last time you saw someone speak in front of a school assembly or some other large audience. Did you enjoy it?


Describe what made that presentation interesting or boring for you. Do you have any advice for the speaker on how to make it better? 

Post your answer

Have students discuss their responses. As they do, generate a class list regarding engaging presentations. Some examples might be:

  • Speakers show interest in the audience.
  • Speakers display high energy.
  • Speakers include humorous stories.
  • Speakers speak loudly and slowly so that the audience can hear and understand.


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