“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Saint Patrick’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, “When Patrick Walked Among the Irish” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ k ] Low-Vocal Fold Consonant and [ ŋ ] High Front Nasal Area to Low Back Throat Area Consonant Articulation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing
[ k ] Low-Vocal Fold Area Consonant and [ ŋ ] High Front Nasal Area to Low Back Throat Area 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 Saint Patrick’s Day theme of this lesson.
This material is suitable for students in grades 7-10 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 [ k ] and [ ŋ ] . “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Saint Patrick’s Day Poem,” encourages verbal communication, cooperation and oral collaboration.
A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills pride in the way multicultural Americans are proud to live by the golden rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Patrick felt obligated to free his co-captives from their oppressor’s selfish behaviors. Americans empathize with other people who are being oppressed and try to help them in their time of need. You can order Saint Patrick’s lesson by visiting TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and always keep walking among the Irish people and people everywhere who are longing to overcome injustice, misery and poverty.