The One Minute Speech is a great way to practice public speaking in a short amount of time. The goal of this work is to deliver a speech that is focused, well supported, and written for a specific audience.

This speaking activity can be done in any class on virtually any topic. The writing of the speech may take 30 minutes or more depending on the topic, grade level, and/or experience. Once the speech is written, it should be delivered in a minute or less.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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