Speech and Presentations Teacher Resources

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Figures of Speech Slide Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is...
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Parts of Speech Nouns: Building Blocks of Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An engaging PowerPoint presentation helps scholars learn the definition of a noun and provides examples of different types of nouns, such as person, place, abstract, and concrete nouns. Formative assessments within the resource check...
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Present Perfect Tense

For Students 2nd - 4th
Help your young writers develop their fine motor skills and get exposure to how correct usage of the present perfect tense sounds and looks with a basic practice sheet. They read and copy onto the blank lines provided 13 sentences...
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English Exercises: Present Continuous Tense

For Students 3rd - 8th
This resource appears to be interactive, but I could not get it to work online. However, it provides practice using modal verbs correctly, and could be printed and copied for use at a desk, or your could project it and discuss with the...
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English Exercises: Present Simple Exercises

For Students 3rd - 8th
Here is a blinking, wiggling interactive online practice exercise in which learners adapt 30 sentences to correctly use the present simple tense. They rewrite negative sentences as affirmatives. They may submit their answers to be scored.
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Either/Or Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have your high schoolers practice their public speaking skills by writing an either/or speech. Individually, they complete an outline on what they want to discuss and give their speech to the class. To end the lesson, they complete a...
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Adjective or Present Participle?

For Students 2nd - 8th
Read ten sentences and choose whether the selected word in each sentence is an adjective or present participle verb. The answer sheet is provided.
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Extemporaneous Speeches

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Practice writing a speech by analyzing examples. Middle schoolers research the six steps needed to write an extemporaneous speech by reading a portion of Oral Presentations Made Easy. They write and deliver a speech in front of their...
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For Teachers 7th - 8th
Pupils create multimedia speeches of introduction which focus on women and Hispanics. They introduce their famous person and, using a video camera, video tape their speeches. 
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Speech Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Looking for a thorough description of how to effectively write a speech? This presentation includes all sorts of good tips on how to construct and deliver a speech. Each student writes and delivers a speech about a state park of their...
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Presidential Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to explain the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made. Then hold a campaign and election simulation involving featured presidents.
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TOPPS—Presidential Inaugural Speeches

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze the inaugural speeches of selected presidents in this primary source analysis lesson. Middle schoolers collaborate to analyze an excerpt from Lyndon B. Johnson's inaugural speech and evaluate the speaker's argument, determining...
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Rhetorical Devices in Political Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Have you ever watched a political speech and felt your heart beat a little faster, and your opinion either solidify or begin to slightly change? Rhetorical devices can be a strong tool in an effective and powerful speech. A short lesson...
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Persuasive Speech Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Practice using concrete evidence from various sources to back up an argument. The lesson emphasizes the use of support in a persuasive speech, as well as the importance of appealing to an audience's logic and emotions. You could modify...
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Author’s Purpose in Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” Speech

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
President Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech, delivered on June 12, 1987 before the Berlin Wall, provides class members with an opportunity to examine three key aspects of informational text: author bias, the use of facts and...
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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - Direct Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Direct speech, and the use of quotation marks, are the focus of this language arts presentation. The story, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is used to illustrate examples of direct speech and how quotation marks are used. The final...
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Why is Freedom of Speech a Burning Issue?

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events worksheet, students analyze a political cartoon about the freedom of speech and respond to three short answer questions
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Reviewing the Parts of Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
With the help of technology your class will review the parts of speech by utilizing an interactive crossword puzzle. They complete the puzzle individually in the computer lab. With Excel, the learners know immediately if their answer is...
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Tenses: Verbs in the past, present, and future tenses

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Use this presentation with your ELLs, younger learners, or as practice for those finicky 4th graders. Verb tense and usage is covered from present, past, to future. There are several examples provided as well as six verbs to be put into...
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The Present Subjunctive: How?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Once your class has mastered the indicative, it's time to present the subjunctive mood. This resource focuses solely on how to conjugate in the present subjunctive, but does link to more information on how to to use it. Class members can...
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Basic English Grammar: Using the Simple Present

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Discuss the use of the present tense in a lower grade or ELD classroom. This resource focuses on the use of the present tense in simple sentences. With the simplicity of the examples, it could be used with young children or beginning ELLs.
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Present Tense, Adverbs of Frequency

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
How often do your kids ride their bikes to school, or go to the parks on Saturdays? Use adverbs of frequency to indicate the times that things occur in a grammar worksheet, which also features activities on verbs in the present tense.
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Present Tense: All Verbs

For Students 6th - 9th
Present your class with this bell-ringer activity to review conjugating verbs in the present tense. It's short and sweet, but no answers are provided.