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This Speech lesson is on Presenting an Oral Report


Language Arts  



Title – How to teach students to present an oral report
By – Joyce Chaccour
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – Grade 6

Preparing an oral report

– Students are aware of paragraph writing.
– Students know how to research.

Task: Student will recognize how to research and present an oral report.

Material used: – Samples of report.
– Guidelines about every step.

Objectives: By the end of the lesson students will be able to:
          -Organize information.
          -Present oral report.


First day:

          -Start by having a brainstorming session in which we discuss different topics that are of interest to them and guiding them how to narrow these topics.

          -Then we move to speaking about what oral report is, and what the benefits of doing it are.

          -Students will be left to choose a topic that he/she is interested in after giving the following guidelines to each one of them:
Choose a subject that is interesting to you.
          -What do you care about?
          -What would you like to learn more about?
          -Gather information about the subject.
          -List the facts and the interesting information you gathered from different resources such as books, interviewing…
          -Look for visual aids such as maps, charts, and pictures, and include them in your oral report.

          -Then students will be asked to research for the information needed for them to use in their report.

Second day:

          -Students will come with the materials and the information gathered from different resources, and then a discussion will take place.

          -After finishing the conversation the following guideline will be discussed with the students before they start writing:
An oral report should be organized in three basic parts:
          -Introduction: should “hook” your audience. Catch their interest with a question, a dramatic tale or a personal experience that relates to your topic.
          -Body: is the main part of your report, and will use most of your time. Organize the main points of your report. They should follow a logical order. Be sure that: 1: All your information are accurate. 2: You have included information from your research to support your main point. 3: You use details and descriptive sentences to make your report interesting.
          -Conclusion: is the time to summarize and get across your most important point. Write a short conclusion. You can use the conclusion to: 1: Wrap up and restate your main point. 2: Draw upon your main points to formulate a personal opinion concerning the topic of your report.

          -Then students will be asked to work individually and use the material they come with to draft their report.

          -While students are drafting I will go around and interfere when needed.

          -After students finish writing their report they will be asked to practice giving their oral report to class by following these directions at home:
          -Practice presenting your oral report with a friend or family member, if no one is available; try practicing in front of the mirror.
          -If you are using visual aids, such as posters or overhead transparencies, practice using them while you rehearse.
          -Use your notes to make a final outline of your report and put it on one index card or half-sheet of paper. Try to use this card alone when giving your report. Refer to the rest of your notes only if necessary.

Third day:

          -As a model I will report orally to the class about a topic of my choice. And each child will receive a copy of the report I’m presenting and another report as two examples to see.-

          -Students will be asked to work individually and observe how I reported.

          -They will be given the following check list to complete while I’m presenting:

1=excellent 2=very good 3=good 4=average 5=poor

The content          1          2          3          4          5
– Concepts are accurately presented.
– Supporting details are used to help explain the concepts.
– The vocabulary is appropriate to both the content and the audience.
– Visuals including pictures, diagrams, photographs, videos, and other props are used appropriately to support the presentation.
– There is a clear beginning, an organized body, and a clear closure.

The presentation:
– Volume and pitch.
– Pronunciation.
– Articulation.

– Accurate
– Concise.
– Appropriate.
– Avoiding distracting mannerisms.

Personal appearance:
– Body action.
– Gestures and facial expressions.
– Eye contact.

Speech completed in the time limit.

          -By using the checklist students will conclude how a report can be done orally.

          -Then students after the modeling will be asked to report orally to the class.

          -Each student in the class will use the checklist to evaluate his friends.

          -While students are presenting, I will also use the checklist to evaluate every presenter.

Evaluation stage: Students as well as teacher’s checklist will be used to evaluate and grade the students speaking ability, as well as comprehension questions after each report to check whether students are able to listen carefully and understand.

Duration: The whole lesson will take about 3 sessions of 45 minutes each.

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