Develop presentation and communication skills in young students with our Presenting Information Lesson Plan. This interactive lesson starts by modeling an effective presentation, then students will have the opportunity to create a presentation with oral and visual components and to present their information to peers and teachers.
Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:
- At this level, research is basic and is shared research, led by the teacher, but written about by the students. In this case, shared research will be the basis for your student
- Select a topic that you are very familiar with, such as your own favorite animal or home state. I recommend animals/ mammals for first grade classes and states for second, but it is open to any topic you think your students can enjoy. Gather three or more visuals and choose a format, a powerpoint, poster board, etc.
- Gather students together and explain that today you will be giving a presentation. What does that mean? Ask for responses, and clarify if needed that a presentation is when you share information that you have researched. You make it fun and creative, look at your audience, and use visual examples or components to create a rich experience. As the audience, how do you behave when someone is presenting to you? List response on the board- such as, look a the speaker, sit quietly, pay attention to what they are saying and showing, etc.
- Give a short minute presentation about your home state or a favorite animal, depending on what you want your class to study. Include between 5-10 facts and tie them to visuals in a meaningful and interactive way (asking questions, having students guess and predict, etc.)
- After modeling a presentation, explain that students will be creating one of their own, selecting an animal or state, or something else within the topic parameters you select (make sure you pick something that has enough options for all students to have a unique presentation within the topic).
Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.6
Class Sessions (45 minutes): Approx. 4 class sessions, depending on ability level of students and amount of time allowed for student discussion, research, drafting, etc.
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