Speaking & Listening
Public speaking is hard. Public speaking in middle school can feel excruciating. With regular speaking opportunities and new skills introduced with each assignment, students gain confidence. When their peers have their back, they succeed.
Quarterly Speaking Assignments & Focus Skills
Q1 - Book Commercials (eye contact & strong close)
Q2 - Poetry Reads (the pause & projection)
Q3 - Group Discussions & Debates (gestures & inflection)
Q4 - Group Presentations (movement & visual aids)