Start Here: Teaching Middle School Program Oral Interp
Program Oral Interp is an Interpretation event. Students choose literature from a variety of genres connected by a common theme and weave it together to support their argument.
POI combines original writing, analysis of literature, and acting. It gives students a high degree of freedom to determine the perspective they want to share and the way those stories are told.
We recommend using this collection as a culminating unit after teaching students Interp and Public Address, as those two styles are foundational to POI.
Students Will Be Able To:
- Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning.
- Adapt speech by utilizing nonverbal communication, vocabulary, and the tone, rate, volume, and pitch of their voice.
- Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
- Determine a theme or central idea of a text, analyze its development over the course of the text, and use this information to identify commonalities between pieces of literature.
- Describe how a story or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
- Bring a character to life by analyzing their spoken and unspoken motivations.
- Research, write, cut, block, memorize, deliver, and revise a POI around a central argument.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|LESSON 1: POI Building Blocks||1|
|LESSON 2: Choose a Theme or Argument||15|
|LESSON 3: Choose Your Literature||24|
|LESSON 4: Cut and Weave Your Literature||39|
|LESSON 5: Write the Introduction||59|
|LESSON 6: Create the Performance||71|