Our presentation programs are designed to strengthen presentation ability, which is a weakness among many students. In our various programs for all levels, we provide instruction in presenting a persuasive argument and expressing a point of view in a logical manner.
Student picks a book from ReadingTown library list; finishes the book; then writes out an introduction with book information, why he/she chose the book, and what he/she liked about it.
With a provided illustration list (which is composed of 8 selected illustrations of the chosen book), student writes a story for each illustration (not copying from the book).
Teacher checks student's writing and provides comment for revision.
Student memorizes the revised writing for each illustration.
Student practices the 3 components:
(1)the beginning: intro, book title, author, main characters
(2)the body: 8 stories for 8 illustrations
(3)the ending: why he/she chose the book and what he/she liked about it)
Student completely memorizes the 8 stories for 8 illustrations.
Student learns storytelling skills, the 7 techniques for public speakers:
(1)Good eye contact
(2)No distracting motions
(3)No distracting motions
(5)Good use of voice & good volume
(6)Appropriate talking speed
(7)Good use of body & hand gestures
Student practices in front of teacher & classmates (and in front of family/mirror at home).
Student makes a final presentation which is recorded, then evaluated.
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