Speech Unit: Host an EPIC Mock Conference

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Want a new, authentic, 21st-century spin on a formal speech unit? Help students analyze, write, and present their own mock TED-style talks in your own classroom conference!*

This print-and-go unit fully scaffolds students through a process of building background knowledge, drafting and practicing speeches, and then giving confident final speeches in front of a group of peers.

Customize it for your Class:
• Adjust the EDITABLE pages to your class
• Students have a ton of choice on speech topics
• The Teacher’s Guide addresses options for timing the talks, including low- and high-tech options for implementation and CCSS alignment
• Most pages come with answer keys and/or rubric rows
• Students are also gradually surrounded with great examples of writers and speakers; if the unit is fully completed, they will watch several videos and read great articles

(Psst: In addition to the Preview button, you can get more info and FREEBIES for this unit by visiting Blog Post #1 and Blog Post #2!)

This 43-page download includes:
1. Teacher’s Guide: Unit plan, calendar options, tips for success, and more!
2. Directions/Overview Pages, including a disclaimer/student agreement and student checklist
3. Pre/Post Assessment: asks thematic questions to track growth
4. Brainstorming tools: graphic organizer, Parent/Teacher Proposal, and looking at mentor speeches for inspiration
5. Drafting/Journaling assignment to create rough drafts
6. Revision Activity: Bingo board of options to strengthen speeches
7. Nonfiction activities: reading and listening speeches and articles about speaking, visual aids, nerves, and more!
8. Optional Assignment: Make screencast videos of vocals and slides as an intermediate step to the full speeches
9. Preparing Visual Aids: Storyboarding activity
10. Practice Activities: Several in-class and at-home options to get feedback from teachers, peers, and parents, including checklists to know what to look for
11. RUBRICS: Two versions of Common-Core aligned rubrics for speaking, writing, and language (grammar)
12. Active Listening Guides: Two versions of student handouts to use while they listen to each other’s presentations
BONUS: PDF copies are also included for your convenience

Last File Update: May 2016

*Copyright Note: To protect the copyright of TED and its speakers, no video clips, transcripts, or chunks of text are included in this download – just the links to view the videos directly from TED. I also have no affiliation with or endorsement from TED.

NOTE: This product is INCLUDED in my Public Speaking Activity Bundle. Check it out to save big!

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My other speaking activities:
Intro to Public Speaking (as taught by TED) lessons
Non-Fiction Book Study/Unit: Apply to ANY book!, which I used for the book "Talk Like TED"
Intro to Debate Unit
15 Minutes of Fame: Speaking Game

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Speech Unit: Host an EPIC Mock Conference
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Speech Unit: Host an EPIC Mock Conference
Speech Unit: Host an EPIC Mock Conference
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