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ERIC Number: ED409590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Public Speaking Opportunities for Elementary School Students.
Anderson, Laurance E.
This paper discusses what is perhaps the most overlooked, understated, under-rated aspect of the contemporary elementary school syllabus--the virtually forgotten 4th "R," recitation. The paper's overview points out that this component of the integrated language arts curriculum is typically deemed to be substantially subordinate when compared or contrasted to either reading or creative writing. The paper also notes that, although children often receive guidance on oral reading skills and expository writing performance, they get very little, if any, feedback on their public speaking skills. It states that it is imperative that children learn to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences in different situations. The paper argues that children must become empowered to express their opinions if they are to achieve success, leadership skills, and to formulate strategies in becoming influential and persuasive. The paper offers sample forms and materials that deal with: public speaking analysis, ideas for practice in public speaking, public speaking simulations, common errors observed, tips for practice, public address format, prominent and effective communicators, read alouds, public speaking careers, staging an event at school, and oral recitation ideas. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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