Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students
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Stenhouse provides quality professional learning resources by teachers, for teachers. All of Stenhouse’s resources, ranging from literacy and math instruction to classroom practice, are grounded in a philosophy of education that respects both teacher and learner. They are designed to integrate theory, research, and practice in an accessible manner, enhancing educators’ professional knowledge and building their students’ skills as readers, writers, and thinkers. Stenhouse is a subsidiary of Highlights for Children.
About the Author
He is the author of five books: Well-Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students (Stenhouse Publishers, 2011); Digitally Speaking: How to Improve Student Presentations with Technology (Stenhouse Publishers, 2012); Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking (ASCD, 2014); Researching in a Digital World (ASCD, 2015); and Good Thinking:Teaching Argument, Persuasion, and Reasoning (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016).
Palmer is a program consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt contributing to their Collections and Journeys language arts programs.
- Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers (April 1, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1571108815
- ISBN-13 : 978-1571108814
- Grade level : 4 - 12
- Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.45 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #512,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is straightforward and of greatest value to teachers who have done little with public speaking in the past. If you're a teacher who HAS taught public speaking, you probably won't find a lot of new ideas here. What you will find, however, are a few activities, suggested rubrics, and all manner of advice, some better than others. I disagree, for instance with Palmer's suggestion that teachers call on sporting volunteers to wing it in front of the class so that the teacher can follow with exaggerations of the common mistakes just witnessed ("um," "uh," rocking, pulling of shirt ends, etc.). While he's careful to say you must choose the right student and have the proper classroom dynamic, I think even "good sports" who play along might take it home and privately mull over it. Are you willing to take that chance? Overall, however, all the basics are here. Nothing fancy. Just speaking -- or as Palmer likes to put it, just "PVLEGS." That's Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed.
since they can be adapted for any level and any curriculum area.