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Preinstructional Planning. During Instruction. Post Instructional. Make a class set of the Sample List of Speech Topics printable. On the day speeches are to be presented, have the speaking order listed on the board or posted somewhere so that all students can see it. Have a sample speech ready to present so your students get a clear picture of how it should be done. Invite them each to choose five topics from the list.
Kids always do best when they are interested in what they are asked to talk about. But every child has different interests, and therein lies the challenge — selecting awesome speech topics that kids will want to talk about. If you are selecting a topic together, sit down with your child and read through this list together and make your own list of which topics stood out to your child. Suggest alternatives or adaptations to some topics. The goal is to get their juices flowing.
They were just guests. And your attention was strictly voluntary. Let me give you a reality check: Your audience will remember more about who sat with them than anything you say.