Hilarious Ted Talks

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  1. I've put together a bundle of 24 of my most popular Ted Talk guide sheets!This bundle includes:Teacher notes about each talkGuide questions for each talk. Questions include basic recall as well as an extension of the newly acquired information. Link and QR code to the talk right on each worksheetAns
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*Update! Now there are six!*

I have also updated this resource to include PDFs as well as links to Google Apps to be used digitally. Print or go digital - whichever works best for your class!

I've done a lot of Ted Talks with my students, but these six are the ones that have always been crowd pleasers. They are funny but still insightful and relevant to the students.

Includes QR codes and guide questions for the following talks:

"What I learned from 100 days of rejection"

"Don't eat the marshmallow!"

*Update! This includes a link to a follow-up article which questions the validity of the test. Guide questions included as PDF and GoogleApps.

"The shared experience of absurdity"

"Inside the mind of a master procrastinator"

"The art of misdirection"

"A pro wrestler's guide to confidence"

Each varies in time from 5 minutes to close to 20, so these are perfect to have in case you have a little bit of time to fill or an unexpected entire period. I like to use these in between units, on days where I am missing half of my class, right before holiday breaks...there are many occasions where you need to keep students engaged but can't use curriculum materials for various reasons.

The worksheets have QR codes and tiny urls on them, so students can easily access them on their own. The answers are provided and each worksheet includes an extension beyond just comprehension.

I hope your students love them as much as my students do!

Check out my other Ted Talk products:

Ultimate Ted Talk Bundle

Six Quick Ted Talks to Teach Leadership and Build Character

Grit Podcast and NPR Interview Guide and Activity

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Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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