TED Talk Presentations (Print & Digital) - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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25 pages
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Teach public speaking and speech writing with this lesson that challenges students to present TED Talks. Existing TED Talks serve as mentor texts, which students view, analyze, and evaluate before using the writing process to create their own. Print-and-go handouts guide students through their discussion, planning, peer review, editing, and rehearsal. An editable slide and MS Word document is included for the final assignment, so you can customize the assessment for your students’ needs. This assignment makes learning oral presentation skills engaging and interesting.

Recently updated to accommodate remote learning (Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive), this zip file includes a 15-page PDF file and 8 Google slides, along with the editable final assignment. The resource includes the following:

  • teacher instructions
  • TED talk analysis worksheets
  • graphic organizers
  • final assignment
  • peer review and revision handouts
  • proofreading checklist
  • rubric
  • Google slides

This no-prep activity can be used as a summative assessment or mini-project for oral communications classes and other ELA courses.

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25 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.


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