7.3: Presentational Communication Activities

Name Description Standards Skills
Create a Creature Students write and then record simple phrases describing a unique creature. Recordings are compiled and students are challenged to draw on paper what they hear in the descriptions. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing
Describe the Picture Have students describe a picture in the target language. Presentational Speaking
Group Presentational Storytelling Start a story prompt -- “once upon a time there was a…” -- and go around the room asking students to tell the next part of the story. Record each student’s contribution and then playback the entire story once it’s finished. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Imagine a Situation Give a "situation" to the class. Students have to imagine what they would say in the situation, then have them speak it. Presentational Listening, Speaking, Culture
Live Speaking Assessment Ask the class questions and record students’ responses. Student screens are locked and the instructor has control of the record button. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Peer Feedback & Assessment Conduct a quick synchronized speaking assessment. Afterwards, have students listen and grade each other’s recordings. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Picture Charades Send a picture to one student and and have him/her describe it to the rest of the class to guess what the picture might be. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Picture Memory Game Send students a picture. After a set period of time, hide the picture and ask students to describe everything they saw. Responses can be oral recordings or written down on a handout. Presentational Speaking
Practice an AP Exam Practice the Simulated Conversation and Free Response portions of an AP Language Exam using past years’ exams available for downloaded on CollegeBoard’s website. Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking
Watch & Discuss Video With a Partner Students view a YouTube video, discuss, and record predetermined questions with a partner. Interpersonal, Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Culture
Write, Record, & Share a Story "Students write a fantastical story and then record it in DiLL. Afterwards, pair students up and have them listen to each other’s recordings, transcribing them down into the target language. " Interpretive, Presentational Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing