“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Multicultural Valentine’s Day 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, “For My Amigo on Valentine’s Day,” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ aɪ ] Mid-Central Gliding Vowel and [ ɑ ] Low-Back Vowel Pronunciation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing
[ aɪ ] Mid-Central Gliding Vowel and [ ɑ ] Low-Back 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. Page 6-9, is the Appendix with Suggestions for the Teacher/Facilitator to more easily teach an oral communication lesson creating relevancy due to the Multicultural Valentine’s Day and/or Dia Del Amor y Amistád
theme of this lesson.
This material is suitable for students in grades 6-9 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 [ aɪ ] and [ ɑ ] . “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Multicultural Valentine’s Day Poem,” encourages verbal communication, cooperation and oral collaboration. You can order it by visiting TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window. Roses are red, violets are blue and please remember . . . this poem was written especially for you!