WHAT IS IT?
★ A quick reference poster that can be enlarged and hung in your room
★ A one-page quick reference for students to use all year when creating speeches and presentations
WHAT'S THE CONTENT?
★ Life Cycle of a Presentation in 4 Key Steps: Write Speech, Develop Presentation, Develop Notecards, Practice
★ Tips and Tricks for each process with strategies focusing on engaging the audience
★ 4 Tables with easy-to-read key notes and strategies for each phase of the presentation life cycle that students should reference while building out each presentation component
★ Editable PPT Quick Reference
★ Ready to Print PDF as an 8.5x11”
HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO COMMON CORE?
Communication skills, including speaking and listening, are critically important for college and career readiness. Students rarely receive explicit, direct instruction around best practices for developing the structure, content, and style of speeches and presentations. This Quick Reference captures the entire life cycle of a presentation from the structure of a speech to engaging the audience while speaking.
Providing students with a common vocabulary to explain what makes a speech effective will prepare them for skill-based standardized testing and communicating in formal + informal settings across all aspects of life.
Aligned Common Core Standards:
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 7 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
HOW DO I USE IT?
Print a copy for each student to keep all year in his/her binder. Reference when working on drafting writing, developing speeches, or creating presentations. Use a study guide to get students ready for skills-based communication and media assessments.
Four tables name and explain key strategies that should be top of mind while developing speeches and presentations. Use this Quick Reference as a framework for providing peer feedback. Ask classmates to identify glows and grows within each aspect of the presentation.
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER QUICK REFERENCES:
Author's Craft & Rhetorical Devices Anchor Chart + Foundational Student Handout
Citing Evidence Anchor Chart
Comma Rules Anchor Chart
Finding the Main Idea of an Informational Text Anchor Chart
Making Connections While Reading Anchor Chart
(Written by Middle School Writer, Mara Truslow, Copyright 2016).