“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Black History Month Poem,” written by Norma Landa Flores and available on digital download at TeachersPayTeachers.com, is a 9 page Oral Communication and Pronunciation Lesson that features the poem entitled, “Black History Month Honors Gladiators,” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ æ ] Low-Front Tense Vowel and [ ʌ ] Low-Central Tense Vowel Pronunciation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing
[ æ ] Low-Front Tense Vowel and [ ʌ ] Low-Central Tense Vowel Pronunciation.These standards for speaking and listening were agreed upon by the National Communication Association Task Force on Speaking and Listening Skills of which the author, Norma Landa Flores was a contributing participant. Pages 6-9, is the Appendix with Suggestions for the Teacher/Facilitator to more easily teach an oral communication lesson creating relevancy due to the African-American Black History Month theme of this lesson.
This material is suitable for students in grades 9-12 and above. In addition, the content is very helpful for any age level student learning English as a Second Language or for special needs students having difficulty pronouncing [ æ ] and [ ʌ ] . “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Black History Month Poem,” encourages verbal communication, cooperation and oral collaboration.
A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills pride in the way multicultural Americans have accepted and integrated black American’s beliefs about forgiving and reconciling painful racial and cultural differences.You can order this lesson, about highlighting our common ground of American patriotism, by visiting: TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window. Have a rewarding Black History Month oral communication lesson and welcome to our team of conciliators!