“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Poem for the Easter Season,” 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, “Why We Color Easter Eggs” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ aɪ ] Mid-Central Gliding Vowel and [ i ] High-Front Tense Vowel Articulation 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 [ i ] High-Front 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 Easter/Passover/Springtime renewal 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 articulating [ aɪ ] and [ i ] . “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Poem for the Easter Season,” encourages verbal communication, cooperation and oral collaboration.
A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills pride in the way multicultural Americans are happy to give each other the opportunity for a fresh new start. Americans empathize with other people who are facing losses by unexpected death of loved ones, losses of livelihoods and even losses by natural disasters. We try to help people find new beginnings in their times of need. You can order this lesson about optimism by visiting: TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window. Have a Happy, Joyous, Easter, Passover and Springtime! Let’s all promise to be optimists and not allow pessimists to get as down!