Students in Ms. Barger’s fourth grade class just finished a huge unit on Famous Americans. As part of a STEM activity, students were responsible for writing a speech about a Famous American. They also had to create a poster to use in their speech with a pop-up and movable part.
As students were given speeches, I filmed them (on their assigned iPad). Students took notes when other students gave speeches. Then students watched their own speech and used a self-evaluation sheet to foster self-reflection. They used their notes and each other’s posters to create a Pic Collage containing three facts they learned from listening to other classmates’ speeches.
Students enjoyed the project, and it really gave ownership to giving speeches and listening to others. Both these skills are important Fourth Grade English SOLs.