This project is a great activity for the standard of descriptive speeches. Students write a creative story told from the point of view of an object. For example, the student could write about a pencil having a headache, a lost and found piece of jewelry, or a rock that traveled around the world. The story is then delivered in a speech format. The rubric requires successful use of short story elements, effective body language, appropriate voice, and a length of one to two minutes. This assignment really excites students, and their creativity makes a day of speeches fun for the teacher too!