Always wondered how you could keep your students stay engaged while a presentation is being held? I have created an Author's Purpose Score Sheet for Speeches, which allows students to keep track of the purpose, the tone/mood, and to vote on their favorite speeches. This is easy to use and is an adaptable template you can tailor to meet your class size. It will increase student engagement and improve active listening skills! This past year I added the top three speech category. I tally up the responses, and then give out a certificate to those students as part of my focus on social/emotional learning! Students are well receptive to it and enjoy the praise. I have used it for four years and will continue to implement it in my classes when we assign presentations.