Before the Movie

When you speak in front of your class, what are some things you do? (Tap background knowledge)

What are some ways you want to improve your public speaking skills? (Set goals)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:15:  In what ways is a speech just like an essay? (Compare)

Timecode 3:22:  What are the five tips to improve your public speaking skills? (Summarize)

Timecode 4:10:  What are some things you can do right before you have to present? (Recall information)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Public Speaking topic. (Make connections)

What are some things you didn’t do before, but you’ll do the next time you present? (Reflect, Revisit goals)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Public Speaking Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.