Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Biography: Oral Report - Section 2: Independent Practice


Knowing that they would be speaking publicly in front of family and friends, students practiced their speeches diligently.  They worked hard to memorize them. One student wrote notes on his hand in case he forgot.  I told him he could write it on an index card to have on hand.  I explained that even professional speakers have written notes available.  

Many of my students’ parents speak Spanish.  I encouraged them to learn their speech in Spanish, too.  They’re excited about doing this.  They worked together to translate words they weren’t sure about such as ‘biography.’ You could see the look of pride on students’ faces that they were able to communicate with their families about their famous person.

  Intrinsic Motivation: Awareness of Audience
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Biography: Oral Report

Unit 1: Biography Tea
Lesson 15 of 17

Objective: SWBAT report on a topic with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

Big Idea: Students recite the speeches they have written for the Biography Tea.

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