This is a 5 lesson mini-unit on explanatory/procedural writing and public speaking. The lessons at written for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. The lessons are printable and ready to use. Included in this unit are:
2 Explanatory Writing Lessons:
1. How to Make a Sandwich
2. How to Build a Toy
3 Public Speaking Lessons:
1. Best Book or Movie
2. Favorite Pet
3. Should Students Be Required to Wear Uniforms?
1 Student Self-Evaluation
1 Explanatory Writing Rubric
1 Public Speaking Rubric
1 Teacher Lesson Tips Pages
For the explanatory writing, teachers will need sandwich ingredients and building bricks/blocks.
I used these lessons to build upon each other. Students begin the unit by working on using specific details. This helps students create a 2-3 minute speech in lesson 3. In the public speaking lessons, students consider different aspects of public speaking.
If desired, the lessons can be used individually.