Students love to talk! Well let's give them an opportunity to talk to the entire class! This complete lesson plan gives you everything you need to conduct soapbox speeches in your classroom.
The following files are included:
* Student handouts for 1st time and for the 2nd time and beyond!
* Research sheets for citing sources within speech
* Teacher lesson plan written out and explained (with weblinks to videos and rubric)
* A link to a rubric for the speech!
This awesome project will get kids to think before they speak and really learn about their topic before just spewing out nonsense. It inspires creativity. Some students can make it a slam poetry moment! Any topic is on the table too (teacher discretion of course :).
Students can have fun and vote on the best speeches and/or most interesting or creative topics discussed. Thinking critically and listening intently are only a few of the skills used within this lesson plan.
My students love these speeches and they get better every time they do it!