Oral Presentation Game! Do you have a couple of minutes left at the end of class or between activities? Use this fun game with almost any grade level in any subject area to productively fill up some extra minutes and have your students practice fluent public speaking without using language fillers like “um, uh, well, like, you know” etc. This game is a fast-paced competition for individuals against the clock and their own speaking patterns. Download the free preview to see all the materials.
After displaying the instructions poster, individual students will come up to the front of the room one at a time. Use whatever time you have, possibly at the end of a class, and play as many rounds as you can. All students will not play each time, and often you’ll only do 1-2 players each day.
Draw a provided topic card. Then time the player for thirty seconds, during which he/she must speak on anything related to the topic without using any of the filler words or stopping for three seconds or longer. (Display the filler words sign during play.) If the player makes it to the end of the time, they win and add their name to the winner display board.
-Two-Page detailed teacher directions and hints
-Photos of 3 options for winner display board
-Full-page Instructions poster/sign
-Full page Filler Words poster/sign
-3 Pages (27 Cards) in “easier” set A topics
-3 pages (27 Cards) in “harder” set B topics
-1 Page (9 cards) Blank topics (optional student volunteered topics)
-3 Pages of colored Winner Display parts
-3 Pages of black line Winner Display parts
Encourage students to speak on the topic in whatever way they feel most comfortable. They can describe examples of the topic, tell a personal story related to it, explain what it is as if the audience did not already know…every student will take it a different direction (making the cards useful more than once.) Examples: “FIRE”-a fire drill at school, a fire they saw on the news, what they learned about fire safety in science class, their memory of a field trip to a firehouse
The topic cards can also be used for warm-up “quick writes.” Give students three minutes (or so) and tell them to write everything they can think of about the topic. Then share the paragraphs or edit them if you want to take the activity even further.
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