Teaching resources

Prepare a number of possible topics. These can include literary quotations, or they can more simple like: what is your favorite book?, or what is the...
Select one or two paragraphs from a book or magazine. Have students rewrite the passage for a speech incorporating elements of oral style. Students...
Find a short passage of text in print (an advertisement, an editorial in a newspaper, etc.) which is either positive or neutral toward a particular...
Have successive members of the class stand before the class and recite one or more tongue twisters or pronunciation exercises. Encourage students to...
While a student is speaking, ring a bell every time the student uses a filler phrase or himself or herself. Alternatively, you can squirt water at...
Students role-play a fictional hero character who must travel through a magic kingdom in order to find a treasure. Along the way, the hero is...
Similar to the team mission statement described above, students can work individually, in small groups or all-together in order to help create an...
Working individually, in groups, or all together, have students write a “mission statement” for the team. A “mission statement...
A talk-a-thon based on the word marathon simply means talking for a very long period of time. For speech teams, it usually means talking for a full...
Slowly built up constitution from two articles to now include eight. We have added articles as problems have come up and now feel it is complete....