April 19

Public Speaking 2023

Hello, Grade 5 families!

Students have now started their digital copy of their speech writing work packs for public speaking. In this package you can find the due dates for each part of the writing process. In Grade 5, most of the written work is completed in class with submissions dates for teacher feedback on each section. In class, we will also have writing workshops to remind students of writing hooks, interesting openers, persuasive writing tools and impactful conclusions.

Students will also have opportunities to check in with myself, 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.

There will be more information to follow about the structure of the public speaking finals.

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

Posted April 19, 2023 by awhitteker in category 5A, 5B, Language Arts

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