“Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Springtime 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,
“It’s Springtime for Mothers and Others,” on page 2.
Page 3 contains “Multiple Choice Questions for Discussion.” Page 4 is the Initial [ r ] Consonant (Before the Vowel Sound) and Final
[ r•] Consonant (After the Vowel Sound ) Articulation Assessment form with which students may take turns pronouncing and assessing each other.
Page 5 lists, “Contexts & Standards-Based Criteria for Assessing the Initial [ r ] Consonant (Before the Vowel Sound) and Final [ r•] Consonant (After the Vowel Sound) 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 Springtime theme of this lesson.
This material is suitable for students in grades 5-8 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 [ r ] and [ r• ] and/or substitutes [ w ] or [ l ] for [ r ] and ] r* ] as in “wed” or “ led” for the word “red.” “Oral Communication Plus Pronunciation of a Springtime Poem,” encourages verbal communication, multicultural cooperation and oral collaboration.
A wonderful bonus is that this poem instills joy in the way multicultural Americans have accepted and integrated non-traditional family units into the mainstream society. And how they have carried on and shared a love and respect for Mothers, Mother Nature and our totally awesome universe! You can order this lesson, about enjoying friendships,families and Springtime, by visiting TeachersPayTeachers.com and entering
“Oral Communication” in their Search window. Have a happy Springtime lesson!