This is a fun VOICE project that students really enjoy because it involves something they're really good at....complaining! :)
They can do it by themselves or in pairs.
They create a rant based off of any topic they like. If they're stuck, I usually have some to pick from (winter, homework, school uniform etc.)
The point is the subject matter DOESN'T MATTER - it's how they're speaking that matters. Heck, I've even had one student do it on toilet paper.
This handout focuses on
(and the look for's for both of these)
TIP - you can show them great rants from Rick Mercer (they're on Youtube) to really examine his style and use of voice
We really focus on doing workshops beforehand that help them avoid "FILLER WORDS" like "uhhh.." "ummmm".
They always say this project helps them with doing presentations in English class etc. Bring a LOT of awareness to their quirks.
ALSO IN MY SHOP!
VOICE unit bundle
VOICE - INTRO - The Elements of Voice
VOICE - The Language of Voice (good for senior grades)
VOICE - Vocal Emphasis workshop
VOICE - Project rubric (generic!)
VOICE Project - "Sell This Product!"
VOICE - Project - "Radio Advertisements"
VOICE Project - "Telephone Conversations" (students #1 favourite project)
VOICE - READER'S THEATRE - Intro handout for unit
VOICE - READER'S THEATRE - Sound Effects workshop
VOICE -READER'S THEATRE - rubric
VOICE - Project - Puppetry
VOICE Viewing Guide - "The Simpsons" Voice Actors