READING COMPREHENSION - BEING A PUBLIC SPEAKER

UNIT 6 - LESSON 1: SEVEN HABITS

Lesson introduction:

Reading is a crucial life skill that each individual should have. The problem is many learners will spend hours reading and have no idea what they just read.  Their eyes are moving across the page, but their mind is somewhere else. The end result is wasted time, energy, frustration . . . and having to read the text again.

Although learners are taught how to read at an early age, many are not taught how to actively engage with written text.

Active Reading is applying reading strategies before, during, and after reading a text with the overall objective of increasing comprehension (understanding what was read) and recall (remembering what was read) to save time and effort.

This lesson aims to improve the reading comprehension and public speaking skills of learners by reading and delivering a speech on the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for Teens and connecting its principles to their lives. By completing this lesson, you will learn the steps to improve your self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve your goals, and get along with their parents and others.

Please view the lesson below and complete all of the activities in this lesson.

Lesson Objective:

In this lesson, you will:

  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses and how that might help guide you to your future goals both academically and professionally

  • Apply comprehension monitoring strategies for informational and technical materials, complex narratives, and expositions: monitor for meaning, create mental images and generate and answer questions

  • Analyze text to generalize, express insight, or respond by connecting to other texts or situations

  • Apply understanding of complex information, including functional documents, to perform a task

  • Voice original ideas; demonstrate content knowledge; persuade audience; listen critically and build upon ideas of others; ask clarifying questions and challenge statements of others; negotiate and evaluate

  • Analyze & evaluate the impact of ideas, events, and/or people on groups, environments, economic systems, and/or subsequent events

  • Participate in developing process, persuade, compromise, debate, resolve conflicts, and negotiate differences

Lesson Duration: 

16 HOURS, 8 ACTIVITIES

SUBJECTS COVERED:

ELA, PUBLIC SPEAKING, EVENT COORDINATION, PLANNING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SUGGESTED AGE LEVELS:

14 TO 19

Materials: 

For this lesson, you will need to have access to the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

 

Activity 1: 

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL ANSWER WARM-UP AND PRE-READING QUESTIONS.

SKILLS PRACTICED: CRITICAL THINKING, ACTIVATING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, READING COMPREHENSION, ORGANIZATION

SCHEDULE: DAY 1, 2

ACTIVITY DURATION: 2 HOUR

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL DESCRIBE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF YOURSELF AND YOUR ABILITIES AND ANSWER PRE-READING QUESTIONS.

ACTIVITY 1 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Click the assignment icon to review and complete ACTIVITY 1 - ASSIGNMENT A.

    • You need access to your Gmail/Google drive account to access the assignment.

    • Click the button below to add the link (URL) of your completed Activity 1 - Assignment A.

ACTIVITY 1 - ASSIGNMENT B - INSTRUCTIONS: (OPTIONAL)

  • Click the button below to complete the Activity 1 - Assignment B.

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ACTIVITY 2: 

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL WATCH A VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, RESEARCH, AND COMPLETE A QUIZ ON ACTIVE READING.

SKILLS PRACTICED: LISTENING, TEST-TAKING, NOTE-TAKING, RESEARCH, ACTIVE READING

SUBJECTS COVERED: READING COMPREHENSION

SCHEDULE: DAY 3

ACTIVITY DURATION: 1 HOUR

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL LEARN ACTIVE READING STRATEGIES AND HOW TO USE THEM

ACTIVITY 2 - ASSIGNMENT - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Watch the video on Active vs. Passive Reading below.

    • Take notes on the important points of the video via a notebook or google docs.

    • Upload your notes to your google drive and add the link (URL) in the appropriate section in the Activity 2 Quiz.

  • Click the button below to complete the Activity 2 Quiz.

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ACTIVITY 2 - QUIZ - INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the button below to answer a few questions based on your notes taken from the video and reading above. Some of the required information may not be found in the video and needs to be researched from outside sources. TRY YOUR BEST! YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THIS QUIZ IF YOU SHOW GREAT EFFORT.


ACTIVITY 3:  

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL WATCH A VIDEO, READ PART 1 (CHAPTERS 1 & 2) OF THE BOOK “SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS,” AND COMPLETE THE PQ4R READING ASSIGNMENT FOR EACH CHAPTER.

SKILLS PRACTICED: ACTIVE READING, PQ4R READING/STUDYING TECHNIQUE, NOTE-TAKING, ANALYSIS

SUBJECTS COVERED: ELA, READING COMPREHENSION, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

SCHEDULE: DAYS 4, 5, 6, 7

ACTIVITY DURATION: 4 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • EVALUATE AND DISCUSS IDEAS, EVENTS, AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEXT

  • APPLY AND EXTEND TEXT BASED IDEAS TO REAL LIFE SITUATIONS

  • APPLY AND EXTEND TEXT BASED IDEAS TO OTHER TEXTS

  • DETERMINE AND REMEMBER THE MOST IMPORTANT POINTS IN THE TEXT

  • READ "BETWEEN THE LINES" TO UNDERSTAND UNDERLYING MEANINGS WITHIN TEXT

ACTIVITY 3 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Watch the video on the Active Reading Technique - PQ4R.

  • Click the assignment icon to review and complete the PQ4R active reading assignment for each chapter.

  1. You need access to your Gmail/Google drive account to access the assignment.

  2. Complete this assignment while reading part one of the book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”

  3. Click the button below to complete Activity 3 - Assignment B.

  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ASSIGNMENT 3 - A

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ASSIGNMENT 3 - A


ACTIVITY 3 - ASSIGNMENT B - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Click the button below to add the link (URL) of your completed Activity 3 - Assignment A.


ACTIVITY 4:

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL WATCH A VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.

SKILLS PRACTICED: LISTENING, NOTE-TAKING, CRITICAL THINKING

SUBJECTS COVERED: SPEECH, PUBLIC SPEAKING

SCHEDULE: DAYS 8

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU LEARN:

  • THE VALUE OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

ACTIVITY 4 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Watch the video on the importance of Public Speaking.

    • Take notes on the important points of the video via a notebook or google docs.

    • Upload your notes to your google drive and add the link (URL) in the appropriate section in the Activity 4 Assignment B.

  • Click the button below to complete the Activity 4 - Assignment B.

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ACTIVITY 5: 

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL READ AN ARTICLE, WATCH A VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, AND WRITE AN INFORMATIVE SPEECH ON THE SEVEN HABITS.

SKILLS PRACTICED: LISTENING, CRITICAL THINKING, SPEECH WRITING

SUBJECTS COVERED: SPEECH, ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

SCHEDULE: DAY 9, 10, 11

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • HOW TO RESEARCH, OUTLINE, AND PREPARE AN INFORMATIVE SPEECH.

  • THE TYPES OF SUPPORTING DETAILS USED IN AN INFORMATIVE SPEECH, AND BE ABLE TO MAKE CRITICAL DECISIONS ABOUT WHICH ONES TO USE IN DIFFERENT SITUATIONS.

 CLICK HERE TO READ “INFORMATIVE SPEECH EXAMPLES”

CLICK HERE TO READ “INFORMATIVE SPEECH EXAMPLES”


 CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ACTIVITY 5 - ASSIGNMENT A

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ACTIVITY 5 - ASSIGNMENT A

ACTIVITY 5 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Click the Materials icon and read the article “Informative Speech Examples.”

  • Watch the video “Organizational Structures of Informative Speeches.

  • Click the Assignment icon to complete the Activity 5 - Assignment A.


ACTIVITY 6: 

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL WATCH A VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, AND PREPARE TO PRESENT YOUR SPEECH.

SKILLS PRACTICED: GRAPHIC AND VISUAL DESIGN, NOTE-TAKING, CRITICAL THINKING,

SUBJECTS COVERED: SPEECH, PUBLIC SPEAKING, PRESENTATIONS

SCHEDULE: DAY 12, 13, 14

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL LEARN:

  • HOW TO CREATE PRESENTATIONS USING GOOGLE SLIDES OR OTHER DIGITAL MEDIUMS THAT CAN MAINTAIN AN AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION, AND ARE ALIGNED WITH A SPECIFIC SPEECH

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ACTIVITY 6 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Watch the video on the 10 best tips to deliver a presentation.

    • Take notes on the important points of the video via a notebook or google docs.

    • Upload your notes to your google drive and add the link (URL) in the appropriate section in the Activity 6 Assignment B.

  • Click the button below to complete the Activity 6 - Assignment B.

ACTIVITY 6 - ASSIGNMENT B - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Click the button below to answer a few questions based on your notes taken from the video above. Some of the information may be new to you, and you are more than welcome to research.   TRY YOUR BEST! YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IF YOU SHOW GREAT EFFORT.

ACTIVITY 6 - ASSIGNMENT C - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Create a presentation using Google Slides or another digital presentation platform that adds visual aids to the speech you created in Activity 5

    • Your presentation should include five or more slides or visual aids.

    • If you are using Google Slides or any other digital presentation platform for the first time, research how to use it, and add the URL or URLs to the training videos and reading materials used to help you learn how to design your presentation.

  • Click the button below to add the link (URL) of your completed Activity 6 - Assignment C.


ACTIVITY 7:

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL WATCH A VIDEO, TAKE NOTES, AND DELIVER YOUR SPEECH ON THE SEVEN EFFECTIVE AND DETRIMENTAL HABITS OF TEENS.

SKILLS PRACTICED: LISTENING, TEST-TAKING, NOTE-TAKING, CRITICAL THINKING, FORMING HABITS

SUBJECTS COVERED: SPEECH, PUBLIC SPEAKING

SCHEDULE: DAY 15, 16, 17

ACTIVITY DURATION: 3 HOURS

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL:

  • EFFECTIVELY PRESENT INFORMATIVE SPEECHES ON VARIOUS TOPICS.

  • USE APPROPRIATE VOICE, EYE CONTACT, AND POISE IN SPEAKING SITUATIONS TO DEVELOP CREDIBILITY AND EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE INFORMATION

  • UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GREAT AND POOR SPEECH

  • CONTROL YOUR FEARS OF SPEAKING IN FRONT OF GROUPS

  • CAPTURE AND MAINTAIN THE AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION

ACTIVITY 7 - ASSIGNMENT A - INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Watch the video on Good vs. Bad Public Speaking.

  • Deliver your speech on the seven effective and detrimental habits of teens.

  • Record your speech and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and add the link to your speech in ACTIVITY 7 - ASSIGNMENT - B.

ACTIVITY 7 - ASSIGNMENT B - INSTRUCTIONS:

Click the button below to add the link (URL) of your completed Activity 7 - Assignment B.


Activity 8:

IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU WILL COMPLETE A REFLECTION AND FEEDBACK QUESTIONNAIRE.

SKILLS PRACTICED: REFLECTION, PERSONAL WRITING, PROVIDING FEEDBACK, GROWTH MINDSET

SUBJECTS COVERED: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

SCHEDULE: DAY 18

ACTIVITY DURATION: 1 HOUR

ACTIVITY LEARNING OBJECTIVES: IN THIS ACTIVITY, YOU WILL:

  • REFLECT ON YOUR PERFORMANCE AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THIS PROJECT

ACTIVITY DURATION: .5 HOUR

ACTIVITY 8 ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Complete the form below

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