Graduation Speech Final Exam (Distance Learning)

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9th - 12th
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Final exam time can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be boring! Ditch the multiple choice and give students a chance to reflect on how what they've learned through their reading really matters to them with this creative final exam.

You can use this in a classroom or distance learning scenario. Use the editable Google drive version students can type into for distance learning, then have them record their speeches in audio clips or Flipgrid videos to share with groups of their peers if you wish. Inside this curriculum set, you'll find a full PDF with teacher instructions, a PDF you can email to students with just their instructions, and a Powerpoint with Distance learning suggestions and the link to a Google Drive version. In short, everything you need to teach it in whatever scenario you find yourself.

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In this curriculum, you'll find the prompt for a graduation speech about how literature informs our lives, with a brainstorming sheet to get your kids started, a rubric to make grading simple, and a listener response sheet to keep the class focused as everyone gives their speeches in small groups.

Enjoy the last week of school as students work on these memorable reflections and share their literary takeaways from a year's worth of study.


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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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