Presenting an Oral Literary Critique


ELAR-Grade-7 Personal Narrative Presenting an Oral Literary Critique
Students define and apply public speaking and listening skills. Then they prepare a short critique of a literary work and present it to their classmates. While listening to their classmates speak, students take notes and work with the rest of their group to generate questions, comments, and suggestions for the speaker.

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Overview

In this experience, students define and apply public speaking and listening skills. Then they prepare a short critique of a literary work and present it to their classmates. While listening to their classmates speak, students take notes and work with the rest of their group to generate questions, comments, and suggestions for the speaker.

In scene 3, students will develop a short three to four minute literary critique based on a book they have read. Students can choose a self-selected title or you can have them create the critique based on a book read as a class.

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

At the end of the experience, students will self-evaluate their work based on a rubric. You may review the rubric with them at any point during this experience.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply good public speaking skills.
  • Identify and apply good listening skills.
  • Develop and present a three to four-minute talk critiquing a literary work.
  • Collaborate with group members to provide questions, comments, and suggestions for the speaker.

Duration

  • Two to three class periods, depending on how much writing students do outside of class. For homework, students should practice their talk between scenes 3 and 4.


In this experience, you will create a three to four-minute talk critiquing a book you have read. Your goal is to create a lively and engaging presentation that tells your audience about the book.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply good public speaking skills.
  • Identify and apply good listening skills.
  • Develop and present a three to four-minute talk critiquing a literary work.
  • Collaborate with group members to provide questions, comments, and suggestions for the speaker.


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When was the last time you saw a movie? Can you remember the movie trailers before the movie began? Close your eyes and visualize what you can remember. How did they capture your attention?


Describe a movie trailer and how it caught your attention.

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When you review and discuss a book you read, you should create a “book trailer” to make your audience want to read the book. Use vivid language and an exciting voice to capture the attention of your audience. 


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