Peer Feedback on Practicing and Performing Speeches

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Objective

SWBAT develop and polish written arguments to prepare for spoken presentations by drafting and practicing persuasive speeches.

Big Idea

How long is your speech? Are you being persuasive? Talk to a friend and find out!

SSR

10 minutes

We will start class with ten minutes of reading. I will read with the students.

Speech Reminders/Drafting Time

20 minutes

Before we dive into our practice time, I will review the main pieces of their speech assessments from the rubrics that I handed out last week. Specifically, I will remind my students about the time limit and the importance of being aware of their audience.

I will ask the students to review what they have written so far for elements of content and rhetoric. This will be individual work time before I release them into the chaos of practicing their speeches out loud. Their final speeches will be written on note cards, so this is also a time to review their written argument and prepare their materials for their speech deliveries next week (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1).

Speech Practice and Review

20 minutes

Once they've reviewed/worked on their written drafts, I will ask my students to partner with one or two other students and practice running through their speeches as much as time will allow. They will only be allowed two-three minutes for their final speech delivery after Thanksgiving break, so I will ask the listeners to time their friends as well as providing any feedback that they can offer about their hooks, content, rhetoric and/or the speeches as a whole (SL.9-10.3).

By allowing time for practice, I am hoping that each speakers final presentations will be much stronger when I actually assess them for the standards (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4 and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.6). I will instruct students to use their rubrics to guide their feedback and their revision process (W.9-10.5).

While the student are practicing their speeches, I will circulate the room to assign speech delivery days using a dice to make things random and fair. I will also be listening for glaring issues or concerns and offer feedback or answer questions as need be.

Wrap up and Next Steps

5 minutes

Before we transition into Social Studies, I will call the group back together to provide some reminders and encouragements. The timing of these speeches isn't ideal, so I will remind them to practice often over their Thanksgiving Break. I will also remind them about their reading homework from A Tale of Two Cities and remind them that I will be available via email later in the week/over the weekend if they have questions or concerns.