Grade 2

Presenting the Presentation

Creative Communicator
Monitor with slideshow program


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.


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

  2. Graphics: Graphics are iIllustrations 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.


  • 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. 


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


  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

  • 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 chosen).

    • All 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.

ISTE Standards

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

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

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad 

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

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

Intro to Google Slides for Kids

Visual Tutorial for Google Slides



  • 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. 


  • 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.

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