Nothing perfects speaking skills faster than practice. Short spontaneous speaking tasks build student confidence.
This selection of topics is designed to give them opportunities to succeed by focussing on topics they are familiar with.
Speaking clearly and concisely is an important skill which can be learnt and perfected. This handout can help students, teachers or anyone who needs to speak in public – ever.
I have often used this with a mini marking rubric which you can download for free. I have found that 3-4 of the students marking each of the speeches is optimum as if you do too many it takes too much time to go through them in sufficient detail for solid learning to occur. As students compare their marks to those awarded by the teacher and their peers they grasp the elements more quickly. A single slide of the mini mark sheet is included for teachers to talk through with the whole class in preparation for the activity.
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