Looking for a way to help children follow the rules? Need to curb tattling in a healthy way? Hoping to get your kids to use their words more?
These citizenship lessons are designed to support your success in those areas! :)
Lesson 1: Following the Rules
Use anchor charts I've provided to lead a
Socratic Seminar/Fishbowl Discussion Planning, Tracker, & Reflection
To hold a successful Socratic Seminar, Fishbowl Discussion or any kind of structured classroom dialogue, planning ahead is key, especially for your students who are reluctant speakers. This resource provides p
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This is a book companion which can be used with the book, The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers! There are 25 pages of activities which can be used for speech therapy, larger classroom centers, special education class
I’ve entitled my first book, Mr. Harper’s Public Speaking and Reading Textbook Thingee (where he keeps trine to make us talk good) not simply out of whimsy but as a means to point out the declining gifts of articulation amongst our students. This book was developed for two purposes.
Oral Language Prompt Cards for students. 108 altogether.
These brightly colored, child friendly and fun oral langauge prompt cards are perfect for any news telling session/lesson.
Even your most reluctant students would be more likely to express themselves with these fun cards. It gives then a s
I’ve entitled my second book, Mr. Harper Makes Us Speak and Read Good ... er not simply out of whimsy but as a means to point out the declining gifts of articulation amongst our students. A continuation of the first book, this book was developed for two purposes. The first is to prov
The Radio Project
(From Mr. Harper’s Public Speaking and Reading Thingee)
Common Core Standards:
W.6.3. W.7.3. W.8.3. W.9-10.3. W.11-12.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences
This a fun filler speech to be given in the month of October. I have used this speech in my high school speech (oral communications) course with students ranging from sophomores to seniors. Prior to this unit, students are introduced to basic speech structure and have given at least three speeches.
Discovery Speeches acquaint students with public speaking and independent research through oral presentations!
This offers opportunity to address the Speaking and Listening CCSS (SL.4, SL.5, SL.6)!
This file includes:
~20 Ready-Made Discovery
Speech Choices aligned with
Social Studies Stan
**This project can be used with any novel, novella or play. It comes with a reproducible worksheets to help your students plan and organize.
The saying “Show, don’t tell!” applies here in the most literal sense. There’s no better way to demonstrate reading comprehension by actually acting out a mont
This is used for information writing, listening and speaking, and technology grades. The students choose a state, do research by filling out a planning sheet, then use the planning sheet to make a power point. They present their power point and are scored using a presentation rubric. There is als
This is similar to an impromptu speech, except students are given 10 minutes to prepare on speech topics drawn from a jar. Students get to come up with the topics - makes for a hilarious and enjoyable speech day.
Ungraded speech (aside from a participation grade), used more for a fun activity and a
This is a lesson plan based on the book "Material World" by Peter Menzel. Menzel took photographs of families all over the world with the contents of their home on display. He also had them carefully display their MOST PRIZED POSSESSION in the shot. His goal was to help us relate and connect to othe
Encourage family to support their child's speech and language development with fun holiday activities to do at home over the Winter break.
This is a calendar mat that has a daily activity for the 2 weeks of Christmas break. Each activity is designed to get parents talking with their children in ea
This complete list of initial R, vocalic R and R blends words will help you assess and treat the elusive R sound! Over 50 pages of NO PREP word lists, phrases and sentences to read (2rd grade and up) or for younger kids when you "read & repeat". Target only what you need with this pack of prin
Rock and Roll Persuasion - OVERVIEW
Common Core Standards:
SL.6.5. SL.7.5. SL 8.5. SL 9-10.5 SL 11-12.5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
SL.6.6. SL.7.6. SL 8.6. SL 9-10.6 SL 11-12.6 Adapt speech to a
Tag Team Shakespeare
(from Mr. Harper makes Us Speak and Read Totally Good... er)
Common Core Standards:
SL.6.6. SL.7.6. SL 8.6. SL 9-10.6 SL 11-12.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
As a last resort
W.6.1. W.7.1. W.8.1. W.9-10.1. W.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
W.6.1. W.7.1. W.8.1. W.9-10.1. W.11-12.1.Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
The sentence starters for class discussion should be given to students to help them have academic discussions about the topics they are learning. This resource facilitates accountable talk activities, learning centers for discussion, book study, literacy circles, jigsaw, etc.
Many teachers have experienced times when they have set up a discussion activity only to launch it to…well, silence. The students look uncomfortably at each other, stare at their hands or mumble to a stop after only seconds of talking.
This resource aims to address that by providing a lively activi
**This project can be used with any novel and will take place over the duration of the novel. It comes with an example of what the presentations can look like, reproducible worksheets to help your students understand, plan and organize their presentations, and a rubric for easy grading.
Theme is one
This multi-purpose product was designed for use with small groups of children in kindergarten through first grade.
It can be used in numerous ways to address articulation (multisyllabic words), phonemic awareness (syllables), fluency, comprehension of directions/basic concepts, vocabulary, and gram
A Reindeer is Missing! This is an original reader that As Santa prepares for his big night, he checks on the reindeer and one appears like he doesn't want to go. The reindeer annoys Santa and runs away. Find out what happens to this reindeer and Santa's big night.
8 Sequencing cards are inclu
This rubric can be used for group work specific to reading analysis. It has 4 components: preparation/notes. group dynamic, written work, and presentation.
I use this when, first, my students have taken notes during reading using a graphic organizer. Then, they meet in groups to discuss the notes w
In this beginning of the year project for ninth graders (easily adaptable to other grades), students consider what legacy they hope to leave at the end of their high school careers while being introduced to persuasive writing and presentation techniques.
The following things are included:
- A 13-s
This public speaking bundle contains eight different sets of public speaking topics - that's 256 different topics - and requires no prep on your part! Use for impromptu or extemporaneous speaking, as a team-building activity, to practice rhetorical appeals, or for
This a public speaking unit. It includes handouts explaining what public speaking is, why it is needed, the keys to becoming successful at public speaking, a handout for students to fill out about over-used/informal words, and overviews of oral interpretation of literature, impromptu speaking, and
This student handout on accountable talk includes an explanation of how and why we use accountable talk in classroom discussions, as well as a categorized list of over 40 accountable talk sentence starters. I've used this handout in two ways - as a binder resource that students can use whenever they