April 5

Public Speaking 2021

Hello, Grade 5 families!

Students will be coming home with their speech writing work packs for public speaking. In Grade 5, most of the written work is completed as homework with submissions dates for teacher feedback on each section. In class, writing workshops will be held to remind students of writing hooks, interesting openers, persuasive writing tools and impactful conclusions. There is also helpful writing tips and tricks worksheets in the above document.

Students will also have opportunities to check in with their class teacher ensuring everyone is on track with writing deadlines and to discuss feedback.

Writing the speech is only half of the task…presenting their speech to a kind (yet critical!) audience is also really helpful. Please encourage your child to read their speech out loud and offer feedback. If you’re unavailable, ask your child to record themselves! You can listen later plus your child gets to see themselves and begin to make adjustments independently.

Check out this awesome speech by a 10-year girl, looking at not only the words but the non-verbal cues and these amazing Tedtalks showcasing the use of anecdotes.

Please reach out to Miss. Mellenthin, if you have any questions or queries regarding this writing project.




Posted April 5, 2021 by fmellenthin in category Uncategorised

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