ERIC Number: ED239311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The Order of Demosthenes [Revised].
Greenfield Union Elementary School District, Bakersfield, CA.
Five speech-making activities for junior high school students are presented in this unit from the Greenfield Express Management System (GEMS) program, a California Demonstration Program in Reading. A project overview form from the California Centers for Educational Improvement (CCEI) describes the GEMS program and lists other units included in the program. To help students develop oral skills, the speech-making unit includes the following activities: (1) an oral reading of a poem or short story; (2) an oral interview of another person; (3) an oral book report; (4) an impromptu speech; and (5) a prepared speech. After successful completion of each activity, students are promoted to a higher oratorial rank with the ultimate goal being acceptance into the Order of Demosthenes. Materials provided in this unit are: instructions for the teacher including student objectives, topics for impromptu speeches, and evaluation suggestions; student instructions for the unit; specific instructions and evaluation forms for each activity; a poster for displaying the oratorial rank of each student; and a certificate to be presented after completion of each activity. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Greenfield Union Elementary School District, Bakersfield, CA.