Public Speaking For Kids
Throughout the United States, children and young adults are assuming leadership roles in order to effect change through public speaking. This starts in the classroom, where presentations and oral reports are often viewed as daunting tasks for children. Project LEAD’s Public Speaking For Kids curriculum provides LEAD Educators with engaging tools and resources to empower children with the skills, strategies, and confidence that they need to become effective public speakers and future LEADers.
In Public Speaking For Kids, students participate in interactive workshops that combine exciting games with essential skills development. From day one, students will hit the ground running by building confidence, thinking on their feet, and finding their voice when front and center. At the top of each lesson, students will play games to warm up their voices, with an emphasis on diction, enunciation, projection, and breathing. In the lessons to follow, students will have ample opportunities to get up and practice speaking with an audience of classmates as they learn about public speaking preparation, strategies, balancing concision with emotional appeal, speaking from an outline rather than a script, painting a picture for the audience, using repetition as a tool, connecting with the audience, and even accepting and utilizing constructive feedback.
When equipped with the tools to make their very first experiences speaking in front of people positive ones, children are provided the opportunity to build a sense of confidence and public speaking becomes second nature to them. They develop an effortless understanding of public speaking and will not be dissuaded from using their voices to make change in the future. Project LEAD’s Public Speaking For Kids prepares students with the skills to overcome any initial public speaking butterflies while developing practical communication skills for interpersonal relationships, interviewing, networking and growing into the changemakers and LEADers of tomorrow.
Current Phase Of Public Speaking For Kids Curriculum Development
Public Speaking For Kids Curriculum Package Options
3rd - 5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade
Day Camp Curriculum
9am-3pm, or 6 hours total
9am-3pm, or 6 hours total
Common Core State Standards
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.