Speech and Presentations Teacher Resources

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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 2a: Working with Evidence: Working Conditions Then and Now

For Teachers 7th Standards
The three units in Module 2A present seventh-graders with literary and informational texts—Katherine Paterson’s novel Lyddie and a speech by Cesar Chavez—that examine historical and present-day working conditions. Pupils learn how to...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 2: Researching Consequences and Stakeholders of Michael Pollan’s Four Food Chains

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which of Michael Pollan’s four food chains described in The Omnivore’s Dilemma would best feed the United States?  To answer this question, eight grade teams research other articles and resources and build a cascading consequences chart...
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Los Substantivos y Los Verbos: Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Perfect for first-time instruction or classroom review, a set of four presentation enhances learners' Spanish comprehension. They cover parts of speech, including feminine and masculine nouns, as well as the time of day.
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So Many Similes

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Take your simile instruction to the next level with this collection of videos, posters, webpages, presentations, and more. Designed for a range of skill levels and learning styles, the collection has an array of resources that fit the...
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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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Speaking and Listening: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The resources in this collection will help prepare your classes for formal speeches and presentations, as well as help them develop the skills they need as 21st Century learners to prepare for and engage in...
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Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear"

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Every four years, American citizens choose a new leader. Sometimes the incoming president is an incumbent who has served before; other times, Inauguration Day serves as the first moments of a new era and administration. From these...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA Module 4: Sustainability of the US Food Supply Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Where does our food come from? Eighth graders research food chains and the consequences for stakeholders affected by those food chains. Using Michael Pollan’s, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, as a core text, the three units in this module teach...
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Verb Is the Word

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Action, linking, irregular verbs, subject-verb agreement, and verb tenses are the topics of learning in this collection. Use these resources to support teaching verbs to elementary students through practice worksheets, a learning game,...
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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 1: Analyzing Author’s Purpose and Evaluating Claims in The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
Module 4 is all about food, where it comes from, and what happens to it before it gets to the consumer. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is the anchor text of a collection made up of 15 lessons. In Unit 1, scholars evaluate an...
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Celebrate Commencement with Class Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring the year to a satisfying close by asking class members to reflect on the year in personalized graduation speeches.
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El presente perfecto

For Students 8th - 9th
Are you looking for a way to introduce the present perfect to your Spanish class? This reference guide is perfect! First it explains when we use the present perfect. There's a verb conjugation chart, several examples, and clear...
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El Presente Progresivo

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Looking for the perfect resource to educate your Spanish speakers on the present progressive? You've found it! This presentation details what the present progressive is, how one can form it, and what the irregular verbs are. Also...
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Speeches

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A handout on speeches, part of a series on specific writing assignments, helps individuals develop their speech-writing skills. The resource starts with a discussion on audience and purpose and ends with tips to engage the audience.
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Jeopardy! The Eight Parts of Speech

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Thrill your class with the daily doubles and increasing points of Jeopardy! Complete with sound effects and visual cues, the game focuses on parts of speech, including nouns, prepositions, and conjunctions. Each point square links to a...
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Parts of Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Nouns, verbs, pronouns...they're all covered here! This presentation gives a detailed look at each part of speech, but know that you cannott skip slides or start at any slide except for the first. Create a guide to keep your class...
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Graduation Speech

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your pupils to send one another off with words of wisdom that they have learned over the past year. For the speech, individuals focus on a life lesson and reflect on the universal truth inherent in the lesson.
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The Civil War: Lincoln’s Speeches

For Students 7th Standards
Abraham Lincoln is responsible for uniting the states during the most tumultuous periods in American history, and for his elegant oratory that kept the Union believing in its cause. Young histoians analyze various speeches by America's...
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Parts of Speech Pronouns: Building Blocks of Grammar

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pronouns are the most helpful parts of speech! Model the ways that interrogative, indefinite, personal, and demonstrative pronouns can specify meaning and enhance writing with a hands-on activity.
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The Present Tense (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This resource examines the present tense through several mediums. The information covered includes: regular present tense verbs, stem-changing present tense verbs, irregular present tense verbs, and use of the present tense. Included is...
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Classical Appeals and War Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Discuss classical appeals of rhetoric through the speeches of Winston Churchill and FDR. Learners read, annotate, and analyze the speeches by the men before using a graphic organizer to track the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. 
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End of Unit Assessment: Presentation of Position

For Teachers 8th Standards
What is the difference between formal and informal language? Pupils rewrite their position speeches to adapt them for an audience of adults. Next, they present their speeches in small groups, attempting to answer the question, "Which...
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Speech Rubric

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
From content and language to eye contact and body language, this rubric includes the most essential criterion for reviewing a speech or oral presentation. Ratings are based on clear and concise standards displayed in the Excellent column.
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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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SPEECHES TO INTRODUCE

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. 
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Verbs - Present, Past and Continuous Tense

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Practice the use of present and past tense verbs in sentences. Learners identify the correct verb for use in each of the provided examples. They have to decide which word, such as read or reads, would correctly finish the sentence. It is...
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Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your class to investigate racism and civil rights by analyzing the great Dr. Martin Luther King's speech. Your learners will read the words from the "I Have a Dream" speech and analyze the political and racial overtones. They will...
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Indirect Speech

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Working on direct and indirect speech in your class? Try out this presentation, which includes definitions, examples, and practice. Pupils can take notes and practice on the examples as they are presented.
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Informative Speech Assignment

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Allow your pupils to take on the role of the instructor with an informative speech that covers a new topic related to your unit of study or new information on a subject your class has already studied. Pupils fill out the provided outline...
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English Grammar: Parts of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A good overview of the basic parts of speech, this presentation is ideal for a junior high class that likes flashy animation and bright colors. The concepts are complete, but simple enough to lend well to lecture notes. Use the slide...
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English Grammar: Part of Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
An uncountable noun? (Water) The Royal Order of Adjectives? (possession, quantity, quality, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material). Although this presentation on the English parts of speech is designed for language learners, the...
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Parts of Speech: Form and Function

For Students 6th - 12th
Part of a grammar book has been copied and uploaded here. Use it to review the parts of speech yourself, or assign this packet to independent learners. While the material is accurate, the presentation might lose some of your readers...
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Parts of Speech: Articles

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Definite (the) and indefinite articles (some/a/an) are the subject of a presentation that details the rules for how these parts of speech are used. It offers clear models and notes the exceptions to the rules as well. Viewers are sure to...
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Non-Action Verbs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
A verb is something you do — but can you always see the action? Use a slideshow presentation to clarify the differences between verbs that describe actions, and verbs that describe senses, preferences, and emotions.
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Figures of Speech Presentation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If used as part of an exploration of figures of speech, this short presentation defining similes, metaphors, and analogies could be used as a review tool in an English classroom. A teacher could augment this resource with more examples...
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Persuasive Speech Graphic Organizer

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Support your learners during the speech-writing process with a five-page graphic organizer. Pupils have plenty of space to write in their evidence and arguments on this resource. The organizer provides some prompts for each section to...
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Acceptance Speech

For Students 3rd - 5th
"I'd like to thank the members of the academy . . ." Kids craft an acceptance speech in which they identify what the award is for, their qualifications, and how they feel about being the recipient.
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Writing an Argument: Persuasive Speeches to Students

For Students 8th Standards
Powerful orators make their messages compelling with a combination of factors. Learn how to be an inspirational speaker with a reading assessment activity that presents a list of persuasive speaking techniques, as well as two speeches...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they...
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The Present Tense (Part 2)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When working with Spanish verbs in the present tense, learners will find that there are many irregular verbs and spelling changes that need to be made. This resource provides information on yo from spelling changes, strange stem changes,...
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Creating a Visual Component for the Speech: End of Unit Assessment Preparation and Practice

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eye contact, volume, pronunciation. Working with partners, scholars practice presenting their speeches about the best food chain. Additionally, they choose a visual component to support their end-of-unit speech. 
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Writing a Position Speech: Which Food Chain Would Be Best?

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. It's time to choose a side. Scholars learn about taking a position by watching a video of a speech about local organic food. Next, pupils use graphic organizers to plan their own speeches about which food chain is...
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Close Reading: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Speech

For Teachers 8th Standards
How did Martin Luther King, Jr. sway people with his speeches? Scholars carry out a close reading of the Montgomery Bus Boycott speech and use the Close Reading Guide to help them work through the powerful text. While reading, they...
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English Grammar: Parts of Speech

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Need to review the eight parts of speech? Here's a colorful presentation that defines the eight parts of speech and provides examples of how each functions in sentences.
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Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One of the reasons presidential inaugural speeches are so inspiring is the way word choice reflects the historical context of the time. An interactive timeline invites learners to click on their president of choice and view the most...
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8 Parts of Speech

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Here is a terrific presentation to use as you are introducing the eight parts of speech to your class. Each of the parts of speech gets a thorough introduction, and many examples are given. There is a strong interactive component to this...
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Quotation Response Speech: Public Speaking Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Improve high schoolers' public speaking with an engaging activity. Class members select three personally relevant quotes from a list. They then write a short speech for each quote, explaining how the quotes are personally relevant. The...
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Speech! Speech!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. 
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Delivering a Persuasive Speech

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders research, write, and present a persuasive speech. First, they view a speech given by a popular speaker. Next, they discuss the speech and identify the major components in a persuasive speech. How to grade a speech is...
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Spanish Parts of Speech (Part 2)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Zoom in on a few parts of speech to strengthen and deepen understanding. Pupils examine nouns, articles, adjectives, and conjunctions in closer detail, looking at more complex grammatical situations. In addition to the informational page...
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Role Playing Free Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners conduct research into looking at a free-speech issue. They role play the events surrounding a court case. The lesson includes guiding questions to help create context and determine areas of further study. The presentation...
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Direct and Indirect Speech

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The basics of direct speech and indirect speech are outlined in this informative language arts presentation. Pupils see that these are the two ways to report what someone is saying. In direct speech, the speaker's exact words are used....
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Parts of Speech: Defined

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Before one can write with proper grammar, one needs to understand grammar's components. Use this presentation to help your students build definitions of the basic parts of speech such as: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and...
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How to Teach Students to Present an Oral Report : Speeches, Language Arts

For Teachers 6th
Introduce your sixth graders to oral presentations. This lesson has the teacher lead the class through brainstorming, writing, and delivering an effective speech. It's very basic, so consider adding to the plan as needed. 
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Parts of Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Need an overview of the parts of speech? Young grammarians view 14 slides that define each part of speech, provide examples, and list the basic rules for the proper use of these elements. The presentation concludes with a sentence that...
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Parts of Speech

For Students 9th - 12th
This online multiple choice quiz focuses on upper-level grammar concepts. In addition to covering simple parts of speech such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives, this resource also covers more advanced information, such as transitive vs....
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Figures of Speech

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Give your learners quick definitions of simile, metaphor, and analogy. As the first slide in this PowerPoint suggests, you can use the presentation as a warm-up and have scholars record the words and their meanings in a Literary Terms...
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Political statements and protected speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research and investigate what laws exist about freedom of speech. They write an article about this topic. Students interview the young scholars at their school on this topic. They take a stand and support their stand with...
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Grammar-Mechanics Session #1/Parts of Speech

For Students 9th - 12th
As part of a grammar lesson, use these sentences to identify parts of speech. There are no directions, but parts of speech are available. The resource contains ten sentences in all.
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Figures of Speech Quotes and Examples

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Providing several examples of figures of speech, such as irony, paradox, and personification, this presentation could complement your lecture on pragmatic humor or humor in writing. Examples from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in...
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Past Participles and Present Participles

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Compare the past tense to the past participle: past participle simply adds "to have" to the single past tense word. The present participle simply requires the -ing ending. Yossarian the Grammarian charts the various verbs on his...
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Gerunds and Gerund Phrases

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The gerund is described as just like the present participle by Yossarian the Grammarian. Look for the -ing ending to discover where the gerund is in the sentence.
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Present Time: ESL

For Teachers Higher Ed
Review the basics with your ESL students. This presentation covers basic English Grammar focusing specifically on simple present, present progressive, adverbs of frequency, and short answers. This is a content review and intended to...
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Oral Presentation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Practice your speaking skills! Using a chosen visual aid, pupils present a previously written essay to the class. During the oral presentation, the listeners identify and write down the author's purpose and a question for the author. At...
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The Present Is Perfect: Using Present Perfect Tense

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Your developing language users rewrite 10 sentences by changing the underlined verbs to present perfect tense verbs with one of the helping verbs: have, has, or had. Resource contains explanatory material as well as a practice worksheet.
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Using the Present Progressive

For Students 3rd - 4th
What is the present progressive, and how does it change a verb's meaning? There are eight sentences on this worksheet, and each contains a verb already in the present progressive. The pupil studies the bolded word (in present progressive...
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Present Perfect or Past Simple Tense?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Does the sentence require the present perfect or the past simple tense? Meant to be an online resource, you could easily print this to complete in the classroom. Learners fill in each blank with the correct tense. Ten questions are listed. 
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Verbs in the Present and Past Tense

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Review the use of verbs in the present, past, and future tense. In an easy to understand manner, this resource goes through a step-by-step discussion of the way to form sentences using verbs describing the present, past, and future. This...
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Thanksgiving: Simple Present Tense Review

For Students 3rd - 5th
Learners read eight sentences and fill in the blanks with the correct simple present tense verb needed to complete it correctly. Thanksgiving theme could help out in those antsy days before the holiday break.
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Present Perfect Tense Practice

For Students 2nd - 6th
Intended simply for practice, this set of ten sentence frames requires a verb conjugation for each. In this case, all verbs must be translated to the present perfect tense. The sentences, although nothing exciting, are simple and provide...
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Simple Present 1

For Students 4th - 8th
In this online interactive grammar skills learning exercise, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the use of simple present tense verbs. Students may submit their answers to be scored.  
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Past Simple or Present Perfect?

For Students 3rd - 5th
These 10 sentences, in which your learners choose the correct of two options for the verb, provide practice with the tricky, finer points of distinguishing when to use the past simple form or the present perfect. Learners click on a box...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What rights are guaranteed to students? Do they align with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved by the United Nations in 1948? Middle and high schoolers present persuasive arguments about the rights they believe...
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Verb Forms

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Regular and irregular verb forms are outlined in this catchy PowerPoint. After discussing the infinitive, simple present, simple past, past participle, and present participle forms of verbs, your scholars take a quick test that includes...
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Present Tense of -ar verbs Worksheet 4

For Students 8th - 9th
Use the English sentences to practice your Spanish translating skills. The worksheet is divided into categories: yo, tú, usted, nosotros, and ustedes, so you can practice conjugating the selected -ar verb in all subject forms. 
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Analysis of Two Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While learners only hear one speech, they set the stage for critical analysis and textual comparison. They discuss rhetoric, figurative language, and word choice as they listen to a civil rights speech read by John F. Kennedy. They...
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Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.,...
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Spontaneous Speeches: Is Scripted Better?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students give speeches to their class.  In this scripted speech lesson, students give a scripted speech to their classmates.  students record evaluations using the NoteFolio technology.  They review their recorded speech.
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The Eight Parts of Speech

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Presented as eight slices of a whole pie, here is a nice graphic organizer for your young grammarians to complete and keep handy as they learn about the eight parts of speech: interjections, nouns, conjunctions, pronouns, adjectives,...
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Metaphor in Song Lyrics: Class Presentations

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The class locates lyrics from familiar songs and decides if the metaphors and similes found were used effectively. They prepare and present a speech based on the lyrics of a song and explain how metaphor and simile were used.
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Parts of Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
An 11-slide PowerPoint covers many parts of speech including: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions. Each section has a description and examples of the parts of speech. Tip: Ask your listeners...
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Verb Forms- Present and Past Tense

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this verb tense worksheet, students fill in 30 blanks by choosing the proper verb form from the word in parenthesis. They complete a conversation by putting 18 verbs into the present perfect or simple past tense.
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Subordinating by Present Participles

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Participial phrases are the feature of this instructive PowerPoint, which teaches writers to vary their sentence structure by including and manipulating different types of present participles. Though lengthy at 75 slides, note that each...
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Reported Speech & Direct Speech

For Students 5th - 12th
Provide your class with this reference page on direct and indirect speech. The page includes definitions of direct speech and reported speech (also known as indirect speech). When writing, pupils can check the sample sentences provided...
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Reading Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Present your class with an overview of poetry-related information. The slides are clearly organized by topic, starting with reading poetry, ending with myths, and touching on everything from the five senses to open and closed forms of...
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Five Presentation Tips

For Students 6th - 12th
Talking in front of others can be intimidating, especially when you aren't speaking in your native language. Put your English language learners at ease before a class presentation. They can follow these tips to give relaxed and effective...
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Present Participle: Gerunds

For Students 9th - 11th
How do you form a gerund in Spanish? After discussing this special type of verb that functions as a noun, give your class this practice opportunity. Use it as a bell-ringer the day after you introduce gerunds, or send it home for...
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Primary Source Worksheet: Lyndon B. Johnson, Excerpt from “The Great Society”

For Students 8th - 11th
Young historians examine Lyndon Johnson's vision for a rich, powerful, and upward society as detailed in this excerpt from his famous "Great Society" speech presented at the University of Michigan in 1964.
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A Now Thing: Present Tense Verbs

For Students 2nd - 4th
Present tense verbs are the focus of this language arts worksheet. Students review verb tenses, and identify present tense verbs in 22 sentences. Some good, solid practice can be found in this fine worksheet.
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Perfect Tenses

For Students 6th - 12th
As you explore the perfect tenses, direct your class to this resource, which provides explanation and examples for reference as well as an online interactive exercise for practice. They can first read up on haber and either continue...
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Present Progressive Verbs

For Teachers 4th - 6th
"Be + verb + -ing." Designed for language learners, native English speakers will also benefit from a series of exercises that gives participants practice using the present progressive form of verbs. A worksheet and directions for a game...
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Present Tense: Irregular Verbs

For Students 6th - 9th
Make verb conjugation second nature to your beginning Spanish speakers. This short, 10-question practice opportunity focuses on irregular verbs in the present tense. After your class completes the sheet, have them partner up for some...
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Extemporaneous Speeches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform the six steps of writing an extemporaneous speech including, choosing a topic, researching, writing, practicing delivering and processing.
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Presentation Preparation Guildeline

For Teachers 11th - 12th
What's next? Once seniors have completed a job exploration project (or any project for that matter) they prepare a speech for judges in which they describe their project, reflect on what have learned about the subject, and what they...
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Jimmy Carter's "Crisis of Confidence" Speech

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Who was Jimmy Carter, and what is he well-known for? Explore the presidency of Jimmy Carter with this lesson. High schoolers analyze primary sources (included) and compare the energy crisis of the 1970s to today's energy issue.
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A Speech Outlining the Marshall Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
George Marshall's 1947 speech delivered at Harvard outlining his plan for the economic reconstruction of Europe is the focus of this comprehension exercise. After reading the speech, kids answer a series of text-based questions using...
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Synonyms - How Authors Make Comparisons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A very good 13-slide presentation on similes and metaphors is here for you. It introduces young poets to each term, gives examples, and prompts them to work together to identify similes and metaphors in several different sentences.
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Present Tense: All Verbs #3

For Students 6th - 9th
Study verb conjugations to learn Spanish! Beginning Spanish readers complete this short exercise to build verb awareness. There are 15 blanks to fill, and learners must conjugate the -ir, -er, and -ar verbs in parentheses. 
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Subject and Object Pronouns; Direct and Indirect Object

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Replacing a gift can end up in an awkward moment—but not when replacing a noun with a pronoun! Watch the most effective ways to use subject and object pronouns, as well as direct and indirect object pronouns, with an entertaining grammar...
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Noun Clauses

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Explore noun clauses with this presentation. Using a variety of examples, learners explore noun clauses, quoted speech, and reporting verbs. It is a comprehensive and well-thought out explanation of these concepts. The resource could be...
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Mastery Activity: Presidential Address

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Learners transport themselves to 1945 and assume the role of the president. How would you end the war with Japan? Would you choose to use the atomic bomb? First, each individual writes a speech they would give to garner the support of...
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Expressing Past Time - Part 1

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is an incredibly-thorough, 99-slide presentation which covers many rules of grammar. The focus is on present and past tenses of verbs, irregular verbs, and how to properly use them. The colorful PowerPoint has dozens of examples for...
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The Civil War: A Nation Divided

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discuss the differences between the North and the South and how those differences led to the Civil War. Middle schoolers examine and analyze a famous speech or writing by President Lincoln in order to better understand the speaker's...
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Cross Out Paragraph Puzzle One: To Keep it Secret

For Students 4th - 6th
Slightly confusing upon first glance, this lesson is actually a neat idea! Present your learners with a series of sentences (at the top of the page), and have them follow the directions to cross out adverbs, verbs in the past tense, etc....
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Expressing Past Time - Part 2

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here you will find a fabulous presentation on the use of irregular verbs, and past and present tense in writing. Included in the 94-slide presentation are dozens of examples for pupils to consider. A strong interactive component is...
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I Have A Dream Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars write and present a speech that addresses a social problem based on the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. In this speech lesson plan, students also decorate their speech to make it visually appealing.
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Techniques for Speech Delivery

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students write and deliver a short persuasive speech using the POAM method. They also incorporate one of the three persuasive appeals into a written speech. Students apply what they have learned about persuasion and speech presentation...
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Sample Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Meet the needs of all learners with this differentiated lesson. First, activate prior knowledge with a mini-lesson and examine one of the popular speeches, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr., or "New Frontier" by John. F....
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Practice PT - The Internet and Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Speaking of the Internet. The culminating lesson plan for the unit on the Internet challenges pupils to prepare short, two-minute speeches on an issue facing society. The pupils chose from three topics that connect the Internet and...
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Every Man a King

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Examine Huey P. Long's speech about the wage gap present during the Great Depression. Learners read the entire speech and then respond to a series of text-based and discussion-style questions that require textual evidence and...
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Pronoun Shift

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pronouns, and their appropriate use, are the focused on in this resource. Students see that there are first, second, and third-person pronouns. After viewing the presentation, students try their hand at identifying mistakes (if any) in...
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Organizing Effective Speeches

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders deliver an informational speech. In this public speaking instructional activity, 7th graders prepare, write, and deliver an effective speech using visual aids. Lesson includes ready-to-print attachments. Differentiated...
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Clear and Present Danger

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source...
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"I Have a Dream" Presentation Speeches

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students write their own speech about their hopes and dreams and deliver it to the class.  In this "I Have a Dream" lesson, students create a speech using the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech as a model and for inspiration.  Students...
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Respecting Freedom of Speech

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars analyze the First Amendment. In this Bill of Rights lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the facets of the First Amendment. Young scholars examine cases which pertain to the freedoms...
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Parts of Speech

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify parts of speech. For this grammar lesson, 2nd graders use a Smart Board to identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Students create a comic strip and include several parts of speech. Students present their comic...
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Free Speech or Hate Speech?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students see the difference between protected and prohibited speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment. They explain why free speech is essential to a democracy and consider how best to deal with speech they find offensive.
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Oral Presentation Using-Descripitive Details and Visual Displays

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders present to the class an event or experience in which they participated. They use descriptive language to convey relevant information about the event through speech and visual aids. Pupils watch the evening news and analyze...
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Say When: Using Past, Present and Future Tense Verbs

For Students 4th - 5th
In this past, present and future tense verbs worksheet, students decide if the underlined verb in 6 sentences are past, present or future tense verbs, write a present tense verb in 4 sentence and a past tense verb in 4 sentences....
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Simple Present / Present Progressive

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
Using a fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice format, this activity gives students a chance to practice their skills using the simple present tense of a verb and present progressive. With 20 questions, and a varied format, this learning...
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Verb Review 1 (Present/Past)

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
Using a fill-in-the-blank format learners explore the use of present/past/future verbs. This 41-question activity upper elementary and older students in an ESL class would get a good background in the use of verbs.
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Present, Present Progressive and Past Tense Practice

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
This activity, which was designed for use in an ESL setting, focuses on the present, present progressive and past verb tense. The types of sentences used would be appropriate for older students. There are 20 questions.
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Verb Reviews: Present/Past/Future

For Students 4th - 6th
Here's a worksheet reviewing present, past and future verbs. Students complete sentences by writing the correct form of the given verb.
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Present Simple and Plural Activities - Things We Do At School...

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this present simple verb tense online worksheet, students enter the proper verb tense of the underlined words in 13 sentences. They fill in the verbs from a word bank in the next 10 sentences, enter either don't or doesn't in the...
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Present Simple Tense

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this present simple tense verbs online interactive activity, students read 34 sentences. Students choose the multiple choice verb that completes each blank in each sentence correctly.
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Simple Past and Present Verbs

For Students 5th - 6th
In this grammar worksheet, students rewrite a paragraph and change all the underlined verbs from simple past tenses to present tenses.
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Past Versus Present Perfect

For Students 4th - Higher Ed
Using this 15 question activity learners practice using the past and present perfect forms of verbs. This would be a great worksheet for use with students in both upper elementary and older grades.
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Phonetics: The Study of Speech Sounds

For Teachers Higher Ed
A beginning study of linguistics will include phonetics and the way sound is made. Show your class these great slides with pictures and examples of consonants, vowels, and blends. Placement of the tongue, lips, etc. are displayed to give...
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Analysis of Speeches: Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
A graphic organizer is employed to help sixth graders determine author's point of view and word choice. They listen to, read, and watch portions of the "I Have a Dream Speech" taking word choice and author's craft into deep...
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Verbs: Future, Present, and Past Tense

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders take a look at how to use verbs in the present tense. They do this by acting out action verbs, (such as, running, jumping, etc.), writing down the verbs they acted out, using those words in written sentences, then playing a...
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English Grammar

For Teachers 5th - 7th
What a terrific presentation! This resource could be used in upper elementary and middle school to review information learned about nouns, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions. The definitions are clear, and the...
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Nouns and Articles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a 114-slide PowerPoint that covers the proper use of articles, singular and plural nouns, and rules of capitalization. Your students should gain valuable practice from working through the examples present in the slides. This is...
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Prefixes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Understanding what prefixes are, why they are used, and how they change the meaning or purpose of words, are the focuses of this language arts presentation. A lot of valuable practice is embedded in each of the 19 slides. Pupils are...
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The Mighty Apostrophe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Here is a well-designed presentation on apostrophes and their many uses. The apostrophe is used in many different ways, and this PowerPoint does a great job of showing how it's used. There is a nice interactive component built in, and...
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Subject-Verb Agreement D and E

For Students 7th - 10th
Of course your kids know subject and verb agreement, but do they really know how to use it? These worksheets test the hard stuff, like sentences that use either, most, several, none, and all. Thirty sentences are presented in total, and...
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Parts of Speech- Verbs (Action and Linking)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The identification of action verbs and linking verbs is the focus of the language art lesson plan presented here. In it, learners engage in a wide variety of activities such as; identifying verbs via flashcards, playing action verb...
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PAPA Analysis of Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Start this speech analysis lesson by demonstrating annotation as you show the class Jimmy Valvano's famous ESPY speech (linked). There are questions for you here, but consider also creating a graphic organizer for note-taking. The...
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Present Simple 'Yes/No' Questions with 'Be'

For Students 3rd - 5th
Teach your class how to use the verb "to be" properly in sentences with this instructional activity. For this activity, learners compose questions using the present simple forms of to be such as is, are, and am. The directions are...
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ESL: Practice Using Present Progressive Tense

For Students 4th - 7th
Small, cartoonish pictures of people expressing emotions and actions (blowing his nose, holding her head and frowning, dancing, smiling) provide the basis for writers to describe the feelings and experiences taking place. Help your ESL...
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Analysis of Speeches: Task 2 Day 7-8

For Teachers 6th Standards
In small groups or pairs, learners listen to or view a JFK speech on civil rights. They highlight three key points made in the speech and compare those points to three key points made in an MLK speech on the same topic. This lesson...
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Organizing a Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the elements of an effective speech. They use Inspiration to create a graphic organizer or map of how to effectively organize a speech. Students share their graphic organizer/map with the class.
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Is the world a fair and just place: Speech Analysis, Task 2 day 3

For Teachers 6th Standards
Task 2 of the large unit on justice in the world engages learners in speech analysis. They hear the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, then consider how the author's craft and use of informational text helped him convey his...
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Speech/Language Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A good idea. To build both speech and social skills special ed learners go on a scavenger hunt. They locate people around the school and say a series of words, when they say the words correctly they receive a prize. They also ask for...
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Impromptu Speech

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Focus on presentation techniques with this lesson plan, which prompts middle schoolers give an impromptu speech. They practice public speaking by giving a short unprepared speech. Some preparations are made to include an introduction,...
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Recipe for an Inaugural Address

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
An inaugural address represents the first moments of a new beginning. Using John F. Kennedy's speech as a model for guided practice, groups examine the ingredients of an inaugural address. Individuals then repeat the analysis process...
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Freedom by the Fireside: The Legacy of FDR's "Four Freedoms" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read and analyze Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union Address. They listen to recordings of speeches by F.D.R., answer discussion questions, and participate in a debate.
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Conjugating Verbs: Verb Tense and Aspect | Parts of Speech App

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Take a look at an in depth video to learn all there is to know about conjugating verbs. Find out what conjugating verbs are, why we conjugate verbs, and all the rules to properly form grammatically correct sentences. After gaining much...
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The Audacity of a Vote: Susan B. Anthony’s Arrest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Susan B. Anthony's speech "Is It a Crime for Women to Vote?" takes center stage in a lesson that asks class members to consider how they might respond to what they consider an unjust law. Groups work through the speech paragraph by...
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Days of Infamy

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the attack on the World Trade Center, class members reflect on how events can change the course of lives. Individuals then create a presentation that features a historical image, the...
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Evaluating Oral Presentation

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the use of rhetorical devices in oral presentations. In this rhetorical device lesson, 6th graders watch a newscast of a major TV news personality to observe how speech patterns and rhythms are used effectively....
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Recognizing Native American Perspectives: Thanksgiving and the National Day of Mourning

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Thanksgiving—is it a national celebration or the National Day of Mourning? That depends on the point of view. Young historians analyze a speech written by Wamsutta James that presents a Native American view of Thanksgiving. The lesson...
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Does Having Freedom of Speech Mean We Can Burn Our Flag?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students present oral arguments to a mock Supreme Court and discuss the burning of the U.S. flag and freedom of speech.
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Adverbs | Parts of Speech App

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Give grammar instruction a boost with a video showcasing adverbs! Gain insight into what adverbs are, how to write them, and how to correctly use the words good and well in a sentence. Following the detailed information, is an...
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Subordinating Conjunctions | Parts of Speech App

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Get an in depth look into subordinating conjunctions with a video that thoroughly explains and demonstrates what they are and how to use them in a sentence. Following instruction, an interactive pop quiz and review is available to check...
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Using the Imperfect Tense & the Preterite Tense

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In Spanish, there are several verb tenses used to express things that happened in the past. The tricky part is figuring out which one is appropriate for your situation. Let this resource help you and your pupils as they master the...
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Spanish Commands (the Imperative Mood)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
It is imperative that your pupils have a strong command of all the Spanish moods, including the one that is the focus of this resource. Learners can read up on formal, informal, affirmative, and negative commands as well as how to use...
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Parts of Speech

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this parts of speech worksheet, students read about the different parts of speech including past, present, future, singular, plural, and more. Students complete a quiz on the parts of speech where they answer 10 multiple choice...
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English Exercises: Present Continuous

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this online interactive English worksheet, learners respond to 40 fill in the blank questions that require them to use the present continuous form appropriately. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Parts of Speech

For Teachers 5th - 6th
This basic presentation gives students examples of a variety of parts of speech including: conjunctions, interjections, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, verbs, and prepositions. Each slide uses the part of speech in a sentence. This would be...
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Dictionary Digs

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars dig through dictionaries to uncover the wealth of information they provide. Using the included graphic organizer, children learn about target words by finding their part of speech, pronunciation, definition, synonyms, and...
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Present Simple or Progressive

For Students 4th - 8th
Take your class to the computer lab, or simply send your learners struggling with the present simple or progressive tenses. This online, interactive worksheet has 15 multiple choice questions. You could also print this out and provide it...
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American Voices and Their Audiences

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...
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The Goals of the March on Washington

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Who else had a dream other than Martin Luther King, Jr.? Pupils explore civil rights leaders in a fourth instructional activity out of a series of five about people who paved the way to freedom for African Americans. The inquiry-based...
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Differentiated Language Arts

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils read speeches and identify the main idea as well as the literary techniques employed, paying careful attention to the persuasion and repetition elements that each speech possesses. Using a graphic organizer, they analyze,...
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Grammaire en Groupes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Play a game! In groups, learners try to brainstorm as many examples as possible for each of six parts of speech. Then, independently, learners create a presentation about a particular part of speech of their choosing. Unfortunately,...
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Let Me Tell You About Oregon

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Using Oregon as the focus, this lesson requires learners to produce a lengthy and detailed research project using presentation software. After they have completed their research, they give a speech to share their information with the...
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PowerPoint Research Reports

For Teachers 5th
After brainstorming suitable subjects, fifth graders use the Internet to research a topic of interest, and create a PowerPoint presentation that serves as a visual aid to accompany a speech they make to the class. The activity presents...
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Perspective and Point of View: Day 2 Task 2

For Teachers 6th Standards
Sixth graders will listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, I Have A Dream in order to discuss rhetoric, word choice, and how the author conveyed his ideas and perspective. They discuss key points and how literary devices were used to...
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Action Verbs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
As you are teaching the parts of speech, introduce your action verbs lesson with this helpful PowerPoint. The 19 slides in this presentation walk students through the different types of action verbs, including: present, past, and future...
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Let's Focus on Idioms

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Get online and explore idioms. Your class will use the Internet to locate, choose, and illustrate their favorite idioms. They make a class PowerPoint with illustrations for their idioms and explain the meaning of each. A great way to...
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Poetry in Depth

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Scholars use technology to explore poetry and its related elements, such as theme, figures of speech, and other literary devices. They complete four poetry projects including a poem analysis with a concept web, an interactive poem...
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"I Believe..." Podcast Style

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this communication skills lesson to emphasize evaluating a speaker's main point and argument. After reading Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream Speech" and John F. Kennedy's speech, "I Believe in an America Where the Separation of...
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Mad-Libbing Your Way Into Modern Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Use a Mad-Libs like activity to create modern poetry! Writers will identify different words and their parts of speech and study "The Red Wheelbarrow" by Williams Carlos Williams. Then, use the sheets attached to craft your own poem! An...
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I Can’t Wear What?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can schools ban t-shirts picturing musical groups or bands? Your young citizens will find out with this resource, which includes a summary of a United States Supreme Court case from the 1960s about a similar dispute over students wearing...
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Government Final Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What is the right to privacy? Does censorship violate the First Amendment? Should a school reflect the religious values of a community? These are just some of the great research topics regarding civil liberties that are suggested in this...
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Identifying Descriptive Writing Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How do authors make stories so great? With figures of speech and descriptive language, of course. Young readers identify the techniques that specific authors use to enhance their written descriptions. The site Writesville is used to...
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Breaking Barriers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history lesson. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care...