Grade 2

Presenting the Presentation

Creative Communicator
Monitor with slideshow program

Overview‚Äč

Students will design an effective presentation on which to share key information regarding a given topic or subject. Care will be taken to ensure that the presentation is visually appealing and contains a variety of images, graphics, and text. Students will be assessed on both the content and the visual appeal of the presentation.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Understand the features and attributes of effective presentations.
  • Be able to design a presentation that is visually appealing.
  • Be able to create a presentation that showcases key information.

Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Font: Font is a design for a specific type of letters.

  2. Graphics: Graphics are illustrations or designs.

  3. Slide: A slide is an individual canvas within a presentation.

  4. Slide Deck: A slide deck is a collection of slides within a presentation.

  5. Template: A template is a pattern that can be adapted and used and on which you may build your presentation.

  6. Visually Appealing: If something is visually appealing it is pleasing to look at.

Pre-planning

To prepare for this lesson:

  • The teacher will need to have a working knowledge of effective presentation techniques. Consider exploring the resources for Powerful Presentations available from Powerful Presentations in 21Things4Teachers.

  • The teacher will need to determine which presentation tool the students will use for this assignment (ex: PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi).

  • Watch the visual tutorial for Google Slides.

  • Watch the intro to the Google Slides for Kids video. 

Accommodations

  • See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources. 
  • The teacher may design and share a template with children who need additional support.

Steps

Directions for this activity:

  1. After learning about and/or researching a given topic (e.g.; animals, plants, important individuals, etc.), students will be asked to showcase the information learned within a presentation.

  2. Students will receive direct instruction regarding effective presentation techniques.

  3. Students will create a presentation consisting of three-five slides.

  4. Students will share their presentations with the class.

  5. The class will provide feedback regarding what made the presentation visually appealing.

Assessment Options

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations

  • Check for understanding

  • Presentations will be assessed using the following checklist:

    • I have a title slide that has my name and topic clearly displayed.

    • I have created a presentation that has at least three slides.

    • My presentation is visually appealing (color and or template).

    • All the words on my slides are easy to read.

    • I used pictures and graphics that make sense given my topic.

    • I included important information about my topic.

MITECS COmpetencies

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Creative Communicator
6b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:
Google Slides, PowerPoint, Prezi

Websites:
Intro to Google Slides for Kids

Visual Tutorial for Google Slides

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.6 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

Integrated Arts

  • Create a slide presentation on famous artists, paintings etc. 

  • Create a slide presentation on favorite music, hobby, sport, etc. 

Science

Students may focus on a topic covered within the Science curriculum when creating their presentation.

Social Studies

Students may focus on a topic covered within the Social Studies curriculum when creating their presentation.

CREDITS
This task card was created by Jean Smith, Van Buren Public Schools. February 2018.