“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a President’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, “Call Out, “Freedom!” on President’s Day” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ ʃ ] Mid-Front Unvoiced Consonant and [ z ] Low-Front Voiced Consonant Articulation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing
[ ʃ ] Mid-Front Unvoiced Consonant and [ z ] Low-Front Voiced Consonant Articulation.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 National President’s Day 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 [ ʃ ] and [ z ] ] . “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a President’s Day Poem,” encourages verbal communication, cooperation and oral collaboration. A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills pride in the way multicultural American’s uphold the words and principles in our Constitution. You can order it by visiting: TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window. Happy President’s Day and keep on calling for justice, equality and freedom for all!