World Lit: Presentation Skills


  • ELAGSE9-10SL1.b Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10SL3 Evaluate and/or reflect on a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will study presentation skills in preparation for their Sophomore Capstone Presentation.

Opening Session
Let’s start out with a TED Talk: How To Speak So People Want To Listen!

Work Session
Share out: What did you learn from that TED Talk? How can we speak so other people want to listen to us?

Get out the green capstone packet I gave you ages and ages ago. I want to go over the requirements for your capstone presentation requirements and rubric. This is what you’re going to be creating starting on Friday. For the rest of this week, we’re going to be discussing presentation skills so you can actually give a coherent presentation.

Here it is in convenient bullet form:

  • You must give a 5-7 minute presentation on a solution to the social issue you have researched this semester.
  • You must have a PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, or tri-fold board as your presentation visual.
  • You must have handouts for the panel of Seniors who will judge your presentation.
  • You will present between Friday, December 14th and Wednesday, December 19th.
  • You will complete a Capstone Reflection during the Final Exam time period on December 20th or 21st.

Let’s look at another TED Talk, about how to be a good public speaker, and then I want to talk about some do’s and don’t’s of presenting.

Closing Session
Let’s close out the day with a third and final TED Talk, this one on body language:

Formative (class discussion)

Learning style, scaffolding, interest

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