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Lesson 7 - High-Quality Oral Presentations: Speaking in an Audible Voice and Making Confident Eye Contact

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.6 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/6
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/4
teaches Common Core State Standards SL.2.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/2/3

Lesson 7 - High-Quality Oral Presentations: Speaking in an Audible Voice and Making Confident Eye Contact

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Daily Learning Targets

  • I can communicate clearly by presenting in an audible voice. 
  • I can communicate clearly by making confident eye contact with my audience. 
  • I can show empathy when I give feedback to my peers. 

Ongoing Assessment

  • During Work Time A, circulate and observe as students practice presenting and giving empathic feedback to peers. Consider using the Speaking and Listening Checklist to document progress (see Assessment Overview and Resources).
  • During Work Time B, circulate as students work on their Scientific Drawings and Captions Template and continue to notice if they use the resources available to inform their illustrations and captions.

Purpose of Lesson

  • This is the first of three lessons where students practice their presentation and give and receive feedback on specific oral presentation criteria. In this lesson, students practice presenting using Oral Presentation Notecards #1 and #2 and focus on one aspect of quality: communicating clearly.

In Advance

  • Predetermine a workspace for oral presentation practice in Work Time A and for scientific drawing in Work Time B: Students will sit with their research group in order to share copies of the pollinator texts and photographs as they complete their Scientific Drawings and Captions Template.
  • Predistribute Materials for Work Time B at students’ predetermined workspaces.
  • Post: Learning targets and applicable anchor charts.

Vocabulary:

  • Lesson-specific: communicate clearly, audible, confident, eye contact, empathy, feedback, criteria, effective

Materials

  • Communication Cards (one per student and one to display)
  • Musical Mingle Protocol Anchor Chart (begun in Module 2)
  • Criteria for High-Quality Oral Presentations Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 6)
  • What Does Peer Feedback Look and Sound Like? Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 4)
  • Peer Critique Protocol Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 4)
  • Oral Presentation Notecards #1–2 (from Lesson 2; one set per student)
  • Specific, Positive Feedback Sentence Starters (from Lesson 6; one per pair)
  • Speaking and Listening Checklist (for teacher reference)
  • Scientific Drawings Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 2)
  • Scientific Drawings and Captions Template (from Lesson 1; one per student and one to display)
  • Pollinator Texts (from Lesson 1; one per student)
    • “Forever Grateful, Flies and Wasps!” (from Lesson 1; one per student in this group)
    • “Thanks a Bunch, Beetles!” (from Lesson 1; one per student in this group)
    • “¡Muchas Gracias, Butterflies and Moths!” (from Lesson 1; one per student in this group)
  • Pollinator Photographs (from Lesson 1; one per student)
    • Butterflies and Moths Photographs #1–2 (from Lesson 1; one per student in the Butterflies and Moths group)
    • Flies and Wasps Photographs #1–2 (from Lesson 1; one per student in the Wasps and Flies group)
    • Beetles Photographs #1–2 (from Lesson 1; one per student in the Beetles group)
  • Sandwich bag (from Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Language Dive Guide: What Is Pollination? (optional; for ELLs; for teacher reference)
    • Questions We Can Ask during a Language Dive Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 8)
    • Language Dive Chunk Chart IV: What Is Pollination? (optional; for ELLs; for teacher reference)
    • Language Dive Sentence Strip Chunks IV: What Is Pollination? (optional; for ELLs; one to display)
    • Language Dive Note-catcher IV: What Is Pollination? (optional; for ELLs; one per student and one to display)
  • Pinky Partners Protocol Anchor Chart (begun in Module 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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