Oral Report

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Students need to have their completed project.

Copy and paste the following Oral Presentation Form. Using a half-page for each form. Have about forty half-sheets ready to distribute.

Oral Presentation of "My Favorite Form" Literature Project.

Presentation: Name of Presenter__________________________
Name of Evaluator_________________________

This is an evaluation form so that you can provide feedback to a classmate on how well they did on their oral report. Evaluate each of the five items on a 5 point scale, 5 being the highest score and 1 being the lowest. Evaluate two classmates of your choice.

1. Made Eye Contact

2. Quality of Finished Project Board

3. Spoke Loudly and Clearly (Voice Projection)

4. Gave a Clear Summary of What they Learned about their Topic

5. Gave an Interesting Fact, or a Surprising New Idea they Learned

Presenter collects all evaluations and calculates mean or average score.

6. Showed knowledge and confidence when answering questions.


Research Project, "My Favorite Form." The oral report will be of the student's finished triptych.


1. What are some elements that might make an effective oral presentation of your project?
2. Write student ideas on the board.
3. Hand out evaluation forms. This is what you’ll be using to evaluate each other’s reports. Each student needs to make two evaluations. Before each presenter I’ll ask five students to volunteer to make an evaluation.
4. Let’s decide on a format for each presentation. Discuss

Suggested Format:

     a. Face your audience and show your board. Allow students an opportunity to silently observe your work.
     b. Summarize your project.
     c. Give one surprising or interesting fact you learned.
     d. Invite questions and provide brief, clear answers. Make eye contact and speak loudly.

5. Demonstrate briefly how each student will collect their scores and calculate their average score.
6. Ask students to practice their report with a friend at least once before the following day when all students will present.

At a later time:
1. Oral presentations. These usually take about three minutes per child. Teacher can have students present to the whole class or to smaller groups. In one day, or over a two day period.

Suggestions for Student Work: Students calculate average score, staple their evaluations, and write a short reflection on what they did well and what they think they could improve next time.

Control Of Error

Peer evaluation is control of error.

Points Of Interest

Keep the focus on oral presentation skills. Issues of content, however, do come up, especially the knowledgeability shown by the student in responding to questions.


Direct Aim: Students learn oral presentation skills.

Indirect Aim: Peer evaluation. This lesson prepares students to be objective and supportive in evaluating peer performance.


Have students present reports to the whole class as audience. You can save time, however, by having students present to smaller, grade level groups.