Before we dive into our insane speech delivery schedule (we are trying to get through 15 a day!), I will try to calm my students' nerves a little by reminding them that all of their classmates are as nervous as they are.
I will also explain their listening requirements.
As they listen to their peers speeches, I will ask each student to write down the answers to the questions below on their own papers. We will use these observations/evaluations once all the speeches are done to review key elements of quality speech giving. This is also a great way to assess more than one standard (speaking and listening CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.3) over the two days of speech delivery.
Students were assigned dates for speech delivery prior to the break. To keep with the random/fair order, I will roll dice to determine what order students go in.
Each student will have two to three minutes to deliver their speeches. I will time them and use a yellow paper to warn them that they have 15 seconds remaining.
I will assess students using the rubrics we worked with prior to the break. I will be watching them for their posture, vocal inflection and pacing. I will be listening to them for their content, argument and style all to assess them on standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4 and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.6.
Here is a clip of one of my students speaking: Student Speech 1. Her speech is about her social media addictions, which is a timely and relevant topic for students across the country.
Once we've gotten through the 15 students that are scheduled to give their speeches today, I will remind them of their reading homework from A Tale of Two Cities. I will also remind those students who have yet to go that they need to be ready to deliver their speeches tomorrow.