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Speaking and Expressing Myself

  • 25 April 2018
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Speaking and Expressing Myself
Students’ age range: 16-18
Topic: Oral Presentations
 
Description: Engagement: The lesson will commence with the students being told the objective of the lesson, as well as, the importance of good oral communication skills. The students will be introduce to the fishbowl method and the students will state what they think it’s about.
DAY 1- Exploration and Elaboration
• The students will view a PowerPoint tutorial about the fishbowl discussion method. The tutorial will have an overview of the method along with rules to follow while partaking in the activity.
• The students will be given the topic “The Impact of Social Media on Teens”. They will be asked to brainstorm, individually, about at least 10 points, ideas, vocabulary or phrases that can be discussed.
• The class will be rearranged for the fishbowl activity. The teacher will take part in the activity to model the method.
• A 10-15 minutes discussion will ensue about the topic, and at every 3 minutes intervals, three of the most involved members will be swapped out for someone in the outer circle until every member of the class has contributed to the discussion. Students will be reminded of the rules during the discussion.
• As a whole group, the students will highlight some of the points that resonated with them throughout the discussion, and will state additional information that could be added. The following questions will be asked:
? What did you observe during the discussion of the text?
? What is one thing you heard that you agree with?
? What is one thing you heard that you disagree with?
? How did you feel while on the outside of the fishbowl?
? How did you feel while on the inside of the fishbowl?
• Lesson will be recapped
DAY 2- Exploration and Elaboration
• The lesson will be recapped with a toss ball activity.
• Students will be given a new topic, “The Effects of Teenage Pregnancy”. Students will be given 10-15 minutes to brainstorm and research at least 10 ideas or points about the topic.
• Students will then commence the fishbowl method of discussion. At every 3 minutes intervals, three of the most involved members will be swapped out for someone in the outer circle until every member of the class has contributed to the discussion. Students will be reminded of the rules during the discussion.
• As a whole group, the students will highlight some of the points that resonated with them throughout the discussion, and will state additional information that could be added. The following question will be asked:
? What did you observe during the discussion of the text?
? What is one thing you heard that you agree with?
? What is one thing you heard that you disagree with?
? How did you feel while on the outside of the fishbowl?
? How did you feel while on the inside of the fishbowl?
• The lesson will be recapped
DAY 3- Exploration and Elaboration
• The previous lessons will be recapped and misconceptions clarified.
• Students will be shown an oral presentation rubric which they will use as their guides in planning their discussions.
• Students will be given tips on how to communicate effectively.
• Students will be given a new topic, “The Impact of the ‘Bleaching Culture’”. In groups of 3-5, students will be given 10-15 minutes to brainstorm and research at least 10 ideas or points each about the topic.

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