Adapting Speech to a Variety of Contexts


With our Adapting Speech to a Variety of Contexts lesson plan, students learn how to write and present speeches to different kinds of audiences and in different contexts.

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Our Adapting Speech to a Variety of Contexts lesson plan teaches students how to write or adapt a speech for certain audiences or contexts. During this lesson, students are asked to write and present a speech with a specific audience in mind (options include “Everyone in the world to encourage them to live peacefully with each other” and “The teachers at a school who are frustrated with students’ use of phones in the classroom”); they then plan out their speech by answering targeted questions and then present it to the class, strengthening their public speaking skills. Students are also asked to practice writing short, 5-sentence speeches for specific audiences. 

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. 

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.6

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6th Grade


Language Arts

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