Classroom Integration Idea of the Month-January

This month’s Classroom Integration Idea of the Month is focused on impromptu speaking. Many people struggle with this, but with practice, we can all work towards improving our on-the-spot speaking ability. To complete this activity, gather a list of topics students could speak about. This could range from “What is your favorite color?” to “Describe the perfect sunset”. Have students randomly draw topics from a hat or bowl. Allow them to practice in small groups with 1 minute to prepare and 1 minute to speak. Afterwards, have groups give constructive criticism about certain strengths and weaknesses. With this activity, I hope you can all work towards improving your impromptu speaking ability.