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Seventh Graders Deliver "This I Believe" Public Speeches

posted Apr 30, 2018, 8:31 AM by Seth Cole
Shapleigh School seventh grade Language Arts students recently wrote personal narratives on "This I Believe" from National Public Radio. They worked diligently to include a purpose, a clear organization with an attention-grabbing introduction, and a conclusion that sums up their point, vivid details using figurative language and their own unique voice. Then they practiced effective vocal and physical delivery skills for public speaking when they used this essay as a speech for their class. 

Every student was expected to give their speech to their LA class, and their classmates and their teacher voted on which speeches have the content and the public speaking skill to go to the next level, which is to present in front of the whole team. The last step is another vote by teachers and peers for the top three public speakers to present their speeches to the whole school.

We am proud of all seventh graders who stepped out of their comfort zones and stretched their voices and gestures into the realm of public speaking! Congratulations go to the top three speakers for the 2017-2018 school year: Tes Gautreau, Hannah Laine, and John Joe Reeve!

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