Presenting Information Orally

Presenting Information Orally is a unique lesson that teaches students how to do an oral presentation. They will learn the four categories of the EEVV chart (evidence, eye contact, visuals, voice). Understanding these four aspects will assist them in their presentations. The lesson worksheets all relate to the same thing. First, students will use the activity worksheet to begin gathering information. For the practice worksheet, they’ll organize that information. The homework requires them to present to an adult as practice. Then the quiz tests their understanding of the EEVV categories that they incorporated into their presentations.

The “Options for Lesson” section outlines a possible schedule for how to present the lesson material. It covers a period of five days but mentions that you may want to take longer, depending on class size and whether or not you would stagger the presentations over a longer period.

What our Presenting Information Orally lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Presenting Information Orally helps students combine oral and visual features to create and present information to their peers and teachers. This lesson is a little different from most of our other lesson plans. Instead of presenting pages of instruction, you will provide a sample research presentation to the students. You will walk them through the process before starting the activity.

The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to demonstrate their ability to present orally. You will begin the lesson by presenting yourself on an animal of your choice. The lesson suggests you include between 5 and 10 facts and several visuals. The idea is to model how the students will do their own oral presentations. At this point, you can explain what an oral presentation is and how it can be a good way to learn something.

The two content pages contain a presentation about honey bees, specifically how bees make honey. There are a few citations at the end of the paper and several bullet points as well. You will explain the purpose of bullet points and how they help organize a research paper. You will explain to your students how to gather information and organize it into an engaging presentation.

CREATE A PRESENTATION ACTIVITY

The activity will act as the “information organizer” for the students’ projects. After they choose their topics, they will plan out which items to discuss and explain why they chose them. Then they will write down 5 to 10 facts about the topic and explain the reasons for including them. Then they will use the prompts in the boxes on the third activity page to organize all their information.

MAP THE PRESENTATION PRACTICE WORKSHEET

For the practice worksheet, students will continue the same line of thinking and map out their presentations. They will write the title and topic and what visuals they will include. Next, they will put their goal for how long the presentation will take them.  They will then answer a few more questions about how timing and how to ensure they reach their goal time.

PRACTICE PRESENTING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

The homework assignment requires students to talk with a parent, teacher, or other adult to practice presenting with. They will again write the topic and title of the project and then answer questions based on how they did during the “rehearsal” presentation. Then the adult to whom they presented will fill out the bottom boxes to provide feedback.

PRESENTING INFORMATION ORALLY QUIZ

The quiz tests students knowledge on some do’s and don’ts of presenting and have them describe the four aspects of the EEVV chart.

Additional information

grade-level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

subject

Language Arts

State Educational Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4D

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.