TED Talk Presentations - Print and Digital

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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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. Updated version now has a link to a Google Slides presentation.

The resource includes the following:

  • teacher instructions
  • TED talk analysis worksheets
  • graphic organizers
  • final assignment
  • peer review and revision handouts
  • proofreading checklist
  • rubric
  • link to 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).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.


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