March 7: Plan Your Speech

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Modify your argument essay into speech form. Practice giving your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact.


  • Absent Yesterday? Revise your argument (color-code and reflect & relate)
  • Argument Help: YouTube “Think Alouds” on Take a Stand Site
  • Take a Stand! Speeches Tomorrow
  • Book Talks Friday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment


1) Golden 10

Open your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom. You have 10 minutes to work on your Golden 10. If you are done, skip to the last row.


2) Wake-Up Wednesday

Analyzing Craft: What does this speaker do well? What makes his speech effective? Consider what he says and how he says it.

Go to Socrative / ENG7RM 402. Share your response using the cognitive strategy Analyzing CraftWait to read the response of others. Vote.


3) Plan Speech & Practice

Find instructions for planning your speech on the Publish! page of the Unit 6 site. After you plan your speech, take turns giving it to a partner. Focus on speaking slowly, pronouncing each word carefully, and using eye contact.


4) Debrief and Exit


Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech

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