This is a unit on informative speeches that I created for a 3rd grade classroom. In this unit, students are given the opportunity to explore a topic of their interest. With guided research, students will be able to find and collect interesting facts on their topic. Students will learn the basic outline of an informative speech and its essential components. Students will create their own informative speech on their topic, and have multiple opportunities to refine their work through individual and small group workshops. Throughout the unit, students are given graphic organizers to collect and organize their thoughts. This unit can be adjusted to be a week long unit or a 3 weeks long unit, depending on the specific needs of the classroom.