Teaching resources

There are several methods. Horse noises: have students force air between their closed lips in order to make a horse-like noise as their lips vibrate...
Find a short passage of text in print (an advertisement, an editorial in a newspaper, etc.) which is either positive or neutral toward a particular...
Select one or two paragraphs from a book or magazine. Have students rewrite the passage for a speech incorporating elements of oral style. Students...
Prepare a number of possible topics. These can include literary quotations, or they can more simple like: what is your favorite book?, or what is the...
Have successive members of the class stand before the class and recite one or more tongue twisters or pronunciation exercises. Encourage students to...
While a student is speaking, ring a bell every time the student uses a filler phrase or himself or herself. Alternatively, you can squirt water at...
Similar to the team mission statement described above, students can work individually, in small groups or all-together in order to help create an...
Working individually, in groups, or all together, have students write a “mission statement” for the team. A “mission statement...
Students are instructed to take out a sheet of paper and to write down ten potential subjects for debate and place each potential subject in one of...
A talk-a-thon based on the word marathon simply means talking for a very long period of time. For speech teams, it usually means talking for a full...