Presenting an Oral Talk


ELAR-Grade-8 Personal Narrative Presenting an Oral Talk
Students define and apply public speaking and listening skills. Then they prepare a short speech arguing a position and providing anecdotes and analogies as supporting evidence. They try to persuade their classmates to agree with them. 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 speech arguing a position and providing anecdotes and analogies as supporting evidence. They try to persuade their classmates to agree with them. 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.

Students will collaborate in small groups in scene 5. 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 explaining a position and arguing that position using anecdotes and analogies.
  • Employ active listening skills in order to generate relevant questions and summarize the speaker’s intended message.

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 are going to create a three to four-minute speech, taking a stance and trying to persuade your audience to support your position. By using good public speaking skills and creating an organized speech, you will engage your audience as you present your position and supporting evidence.

Objectives

  • Identify and apply good public speaking skills.
  • Identify and apply good listening skills.
  • Develop and present a three to four-minute talk explaining a position and arguing that position using anecdotes and analogies.
  • Employ active listening skills in order to generate relevant questions and summarize the speaker’s intended message.


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