Intro to Public Speaking Mini-Unit: Learning from Experts & Videos (with Google)

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Instead of lecturing about public speaking fundamentals, let students hear it from neutral experts and become persuaded about the topic’s importance!

These videos are a great way to kick off a speech unit OR just prep students for a specific speaking assignment.

• Play the videos in class or assign them as homework (especially if you want to try to flip the classroom). There are 1-2 pages of guided notes per video.

• The guided notes lessons are CCSS-aligned (see below), have “I can” statements listed for each one, and end with an exit ticket formative question (a “big idea” question).

• An answer key is included.

This set of lessons features guided notes for 4 great TED talks**, ranging from 7 to 21 minutes long:

Julian Treasure: “How to speak so that people want to listen

Amy Cuddy: “Your body language shapes who you are

Christopher Emdin: “Teach teachers how to create magic

Nancy Duarte: “The secret structure of great talks

In ADDITION to the video guided notes, this download ALSO includes:

Pre-Assessment addressing the big ideas of each talk and the standards being assessed

Discussion Activity asking students to further analyze the lessons’ big ideas

Reading Activity: Jigsaw of 5 non-fiction articles on the importance of public speaking

Post-Assessment to check if students got it!

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**Copyright Note: To protect the copyright of TED and its speakers, no video clips, transcripts, or chunks of text are included in this download – just the links to view the videos directly from TED. You are purchasing my original content to support these videos. I have no affiliation with TED.


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Total Pages
18 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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