Speech! Speech! Speech!

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SWBAT deliver an argumentative speech.

Big Idea

Students get vocal in arguing for one of the characters in the story Zlateh's Goat.

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10 minutes

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! 


55 minutes

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.  



5 minutes

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.