“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of an Earth 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, “Peacefully
. . . Respect Earth Day,” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the [ ɝ] High-Central Tense Voiced Vowel and [ ɚ ] Mid-Central Relaxed Voiced Vowel Pronunciation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing
[ ɝ ] High-Central Tense Voiced Vowel and [ ɚ ] Mid-Central Relaxed Voiced 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 Earth 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 pronouncing [ ɝ ] and [ ɚ ] . “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of an Earth Day Poem,” encourages verbal communication, international cooperation and oral collaboration.
A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills pride in the way multicultural Americans have accepted and integrated international conservationist’s concerns about preserving the wilderness and all of life’s creations by making everyone aware of their responsibilities to reduce, reuse and recycle any elements that might harm the world’s environment.You can order this lesson, about trying to keep our earth in good health for many more generations to come, by visiting TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering “Oral Communication” in their Search window. Have a rewarding and peaceful Earth Day lesson!