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Teaching and Loving Public Speaking

I teach Public Speaking and Drama. It's my PASSION. I'm teaching students to fall in love with speaking!

I teach Public Speaking and Drama. It's my PASSION. I'm teaching students to fall in love with speaking!
StoryTelling PowerPoint Game
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StoryTelling PowerPoint Game

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This public speaking game is a great tool for an English or Speech classroom to encourage listening and speaking in response, creativity, fluency, and more! Get your students' creative juices flowing! For ELA classroom, this can meet speaking/listening standards. For my Public Speaking classroom, I use this to get additional practice speaking in front of the class. It has made them a lot more comfortable and fluid in their speaking styles. The student will click on one of the numbers and be given four words. With those words, the student has to quickly make up a story that includes all of the words. Once your students catch on, you can take it up a notch and have the student take turns creating ONE continuous story! More specifics are included when you download the .zip file. Everything downloaded is copyrighted and can be used for educational purposes. The download includes a PowerPoint presentation and an instructions guide.
Christmas Debate Activity
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Christmas Debate Activity

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Practice debate with a seasonal twist! This is a no-prep (except for just printing it off) activity for your debate, public speaking, English students! It's a lighthearted practice in persuasion. Take a break and watch your students construct and defend their arguments! Just divide up the students how you want, hand them each their packet, and let them start preparing the debate! Two different topics are tackled: Colored holiday lights vs. Clear holiday lights and REAL Christmas trees vs. FAKE Christmas trees. A simple and fun way to have your students practice their persuasion skills.
Fidget Spinner Debate Activity
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Fidget Spinner Debate Activity

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Practice debate with a topic your high schoolers will love! This is a no-prep (except for just printing it off) activity for your debate, public speaking, or English students! It's a lighthearted practice in persuasion. Take a break and watch your students construct and defend their arguments! Just divide up the students how you want, hand them each their packet, and let them start preparing the debate! The policy proposition included lets the students discuss whether schools should allow fidget spinners or not! A simple and fun way to have your students practice their persuasion skills. When I teach debate, I teach using propositions of face, value, and policy. This particular activity is completely propositions of POLICY.
Coffee Debate Activity - Value
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Coffee Debate Activity - Value

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Practice debate with a topic your high schoolers will love! This is a no-prep (except for just printing it off) activity for your debate, public speaking, or English students! It's a lighthearted practice in persuasion. Take a break and watch your students construct and defend their arguments! Just divide up the students how you want, hand them each their packet, and let them start preparing the debate! Two different topics are tackled: Coffee Brand A vs. Coffee Brand B (let your students pick which coffee brands to compare!) and hot coffee vs. cold/blended coffee. A simple and fun way to have your students practice their persuasion skills. When I teach debate, I teach using propositions of face, value, and policy. This particular activity is completely propositions of VALUE.
Cyrano de Bergerac Cuttings and Activity
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Cyrano de Bergerac Cuttings and Activity

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This is a great way to introduce the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac to your English or Drama students! Let your students really bring classic literature to life! This product contains 2 cuttings from Cyrano de Bergerac. The cuttings are the same part of the story, but one runs almost 15 minutes and the other runs 9-10 minutes. My students used the shorter cutting to place 3rd place at a local competition! This product ALSO contains a version of the script with a handful of reading comprehension questions in the margins, as well as an answer key.
Back to School Debates
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Back to School Debates

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What better way to start school than to let your students DEBATE over some of their classroom rules! In this fun back-to-school activity, your students will enjoy diving right into public speaking, debate, and English/rhetoric on day one! This is a no-prep (except for just printing it off!) activity! It's a lighthearted practice in persuasion. Take a break and watch your students construct and defend their arguments! Just divide up the students how you want, hand them each their packet, and let them start preparing the debate! This activity includes two policy propositions: should fidget spinners be allowed in the classroom AND should cell phones be allowed in the classroom? **This product is a bundle and DOES include my Fidget Spinner Debate Activity- no need to buy both!** A simple and fun way to have your students practice their persuasion skills. When I teach debate, I teach using propositions of fact, value, and policy. This particular activity is completely propositions of POLICY.
Christmas Speech Topics
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Christmas Speech Topics

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This game is a great tool for an English, Speech, or Drama classroom to encourage creativity, fluency, Christmas spirit, and more! Get your students' creative juices flowing! For my Public Speaking classroom, I use this to get additional practice speaking in front of the class. It has made them a lot more comfortable and fluid in their speaking styles. For a Drama classroom, it would make a great warm-up activity. The students will click on one of 8 Christmas icons and a topic or an activity will appear. The student will take whatever topic/activity they chose and act on it. More specifics and a variation are included when you download the .zip file. Everything downloaded is copyrighted and can be used for educational purposes. The download includes a PowerPoint presentation and an instructions guide.
Coffee Debate Activity - Policy
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Coffee Debate Activity - Policy

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Practice debate with a topic your high schoolers will love! This is a no-prep (except for just printing it off) activity for your debate, public speaking, or English students! It's a lighthearted practice in persuasion. Take a break and watch your students construct and defend their arguments! Just divide up the students how you want, hand them each their packet, and let them start preparing the debate! The policy proposition included lets the students pick the coffee shop they want to debate about, then they argue why that shop should (or shouldn't!) lower their prices! A simple and fun way to have your students practice their persuasion skills. When I teach debate, I teach using propositions of fact, value, and policy. This particular activity is completely propositions of POLICY.