Public Speaking Tips and Guidelines for Students

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Any time you’ve been gone, you need to ask Mrs. Webmaster if she took grades on the D.O.L. assignments. If so, go get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from the make-up work center, take it home, follow the directions, and turn it in. Remember that Mrs. Webmaster’s hand is her in-box; NEVER leave make-up work on her desk.

Monday, Feb. 25: Please take the time to write assignments in your agenda. This week, each student created his/her own spelling list from the famous “I have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King. Remember that you’ll be tested over those words on Wednesday, so you need to start studying for that test, if you haven’t already. If you need more time to finish revising your speech, feel free to come in at lunch to work on that.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Today was our last day to finish revising our speeches. Students who finished early were given a chance to create a visual aid in class. If you need poster paper for your visual aid, please ask Mrs. Webmaster if she has any she can give you. Everyone took home their FINAL DRAFTS to study and memorize for their speeches. If you were gone today, please get your final draft out of your file folder, take it home, study it, and be prepared to give your speech on Thursday. Only take home your final draft, as you must turn in the first draft when you give the speech; if you lose it, you’ll lose LOTS of points, so just leave the first draft in your file folder.

Wednesday, Feb. 27:  Today everyone was tested over their “I Have a Dream” spelling words. If you missed this test, set an appointment to come in at lunchtime and take that test. Our homework tonight is to continue memorizing our speeches. Finish creating your visual aid as well. Be ready to give your speech tomorrow.

Thursday, Feb. 28:  Speeches started today. There will be no D.O.L., no vocabulary words, and no additional homework during speeches. Just be prepared to give your speech. Have your visual aid ready as well.

Friday, March 1:  Today we continued giving our speeches. There will be no D.O.L., no vocabulary words, and no additional homework during speeches. Just be prepared to give your speech. Have your visual aid ready as well.

For free teacher handouts, educational videos, Powerpoints, and a free grammar guide for students, please visit my sister website, English Emporium.

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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