In my classroom, I have my middle-schoolers (Grades 6-8) give one formal presentation a month. I find that this helps the students become more confident and stronger public-speakers. I select content that the students find interesting. This monthly idea is one that all the students like! They have some creative leeway, and I am always impressed with how much effort they put into this. This packet includes the assignment and a grading rubric. I usually give my students about 3-4 weeks to prepare. Enjoy!