Concepts taught in the class

Level 1- Grades 1&2
 

  • Crafting an introduction

  • Utilizing descriptive language

  • Clear articulation

  • Descriptive words

  • Articulating opinions - Explaining your opinion

  • Making your speech personal

  • Storytelling

  • Connecting ideas

  • Understanding the difference between the first, second, and third-person point of view

  • Past, Present, & Future words

  • Sight words (and, is, in, to, this, that)

  • Adjectives

  • Introducing another person

  • Clear articulation

Level 2- Grades 3&4
 

  • Crafting an introduction

  • Utilizing descriptive language

  • Clear articulation

  • Storytelling

  • Identifying a Problem and Solution

  • Connecting Different Ideas in a cohesive way

  • Organize Ideas Logically

  • How to structure a story

  • Self Awareness - Understanding what the term “My Favorite” & “I prefer” refers too

  • Reasoning - Understanding/ discussing why something might be your favorite

  • Grammar

  • Cause & Effect

  • Persuasion

  • Tone

  • Descriptive language

  • Forming your own ideas and articulation

  • Analyzing images

Level 3- Grades 5&6
 

  • Crafting an Introduction

  • Clear articulation

  • Volume

  • Gestures & body language

  • Organize ideas logically

  • Awareness of time constraints

  • Relevant content presented in a cohesive manner

  • Descriptive language

  • Explaining opinions

  • Focus on the topic

  • Engaging the audience

  • Figurative language

  • Personal Reflection

  • Coherently speech

  • Organization

  • Chronological order

  • Beginning to present

  • Future predictions

  • Showing Empathy

  • Enthusiasm & Persuasion

Level 4- Grades 7&8
 

  • Crafting an introduction

  • Lesson from a Rutgers University professor

  • Personal branding

  • Figurative language

  • Enthusiasm

  • Being able to tell a story

  • Researching your topic

  • Obeying time constraints

  • Answering interview questions

  • Persuasion

  • Impromptu speaking

  • Critical thinking

  • Diction

  • Strong Introduction

  • Be able to explain & organize thoughts

  • Audience engagement

  • Body language & gestures