Planning and Giving Your Report
Help students come up with topics for their oral reports. Recommend that they choose topics that they know a lot about and really like. Here are some ideas:
- Tell about a favorite animal or planet
- Show how to do something
- Describe a favorite sport or play
- Show off a collection
- Explore facts about another country
After students choose their topics, review the tips for planning a report. Help them gather many details about their topics as well as prepare visuals such as objects, charts, or graphics. Have students write down favorite details on note cards so they don't forget them. Then recommend that students work on the organization of their reports, following the tips on this page.
Before they give their reports, review the speaking tips at the bottom of the page. Note that it is normal to feel "the jitters" when speaking in front of people. Encourage students to practice their reports in front of family members. This will help them feel more comfortable.