The most feared assignment ever! A speech in front of the class? No Way! This 55 slide PowerPoint presentation offered by High 5 Achievers takes the fear out of public speaking. The presentation covers such topics as choosing a topic, formulating a thesis, using visuals and delivering a powerful speech. In addition to the presentation, the unit, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, also includes a lesson plan with numerous suggestions for speech topics as well as creative activities to engage students in the art of public speaking. A graphic organizer and a speech rubric are also included.