Score 30% off these three Valentine's Day High School resources! Keep your ELA students analyzing love and friendship as they enjoy fun creative writing, debate and public speaking activities.
A dozen NO PREP Valentine's fun creative writing activities for any secondary ELA or Creative Writing class will keep your students engaged for two packed lessons. The found poetry and dice roll story will occupy the most minutes and a simple rubric is included should you wish to use these activities for marks. Most of the other 10 activities in this package are rapid-fire quickies. Students don't have premium concentration on this exciting day! Most of these activities are no-prep; just project the activities onto your screen or write the instructions on the board and fun immediately awaits. The only activity that needs to be photocopied for each student are two pages of found poetry words. Dice are recommended for the dice roll story, but failing that students can use a dice generator on their laptops. Please see the preview. ALL LESSONS ARE STUDENT TESTED AND APPROVED!
Table of contents
Valentine's dice roll story
Valentine's found poetry
Silly book titles
6 word stories
Greetings card poetry
Writing Race #1
Blind group poetry
Writing race #2
Valentine's Day Debate
Do your Valentine's Day crazed debate and speech high school students need debates that allow them to grapple with key issues about love and friendship while having fun? Be It Resolved That True friendship is as valuable as romantic love is just one of 9 sinewy debate topics included. Your students get public speaking, research and teamwork practice, while you avoid piles of weekend-eating marking of papers. It is a true win-win!
What this resource contains
It has everything needed to run a debate, including:
graphic organizers for students to organize their speech and rebuttal material
self-evaluation forms, and peer feedback forms
a rubric for teachers
fun games in case a debate finishes early
9 Valentine's resolutions
Please see the preview for a full table of contents.
This resource does not teach students HOW to debate. If you need a resource that teaches students how to debate, step by patient step, please see Debating in 18 lessons.
Many of the pages in this package are drawn from Debate ANY novel or play!
9 topics are provided, enough for even the largest classes to debate different resolutions in their groups of four. The resolutions are part of a fully editable Word folder AND editable PDF folder. The resolutions document also provides a record of the teams’ names and which side they are arguing for.
A separate Word and editable PDF folder of some parts of the resource are included. This will allow you to make changes if necessary to suit the style your district debates in, or to alter the number of minutes allotted to each speaker. The more attractive documents are constructed using the professional program InDesign and thus cannot be edited.
Valentine's Day Impromptu Public Speaking
These 32 fun Valentine's Day impromptu speech topics are real crowd pleasers for Public Speech and Debate classes, Drama classes and High School ELA classes. Speaking for a minute (or more!) on these engaging topics will channel your students' energies on this exciting day. Just print off the sheets, ask a willing student to cut them into cards, and get the students to randomly draw a topic. Give them a couple of minutes to prepare what they are going to say, and then let the fun begin! A small peer feedback handout is included – ‘Two terrifics and a tweak’ – so that students can give each other two points of positive feedback and one suggestion for improvement in any future public speaking opportunities.
If your students enjoy this experience, there are more speech topics in:
ELA Games grades 9-12 Further impromptu fun awaits:
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