Today is the day! Speech day! To give the students a chance to practice their speeches and prepare for the presentation, I will allow them some time to practice with their Shoulder Partners. Hopefully, this will help ease their nerves and give them a little confidence for the big day!
To go through the presentations today, I will have the students review in their groups the "things to remember" when delivering a speech. I will have them create a list using a Round Robin.
We can share out our lists, reviewing the things to remember. I am hoping the students lists will consist of the following: Make eye contact, maintain good voice quality and a consistent pace...etc.
Once the students have created their lists and we have reviewed it is time to get started.
I will have the students present their speeches and make their arguments. I will assess them not only on the delivery of their speech, but on the quality of their argument. I want to make sure they have claims, counterclaims, and evidence.
To review, I will have the students write down two compliments about their shoulder partners speech. This will help build trust and a positive environment. What did they like about the delivery? Were there any good claims?
Then, I will have them share with their Shoulder Partners.