Creative Ideas to Improve Presentation
Engage students in the speech process by spicing up the assignment. Ask them to use their creative skills while delivering the oral book report. Ideas for twists on the basic presentation are as follows:
Dress like a character from the book
Students can select one character and complete a characterization for their oral book report. This can include dressing like the character and/or walking and talking like the character. Remind students outfits don't have to be new, but to creatively think of ways to use what they have around their house.
A Sales Pitch
Ask students to "sell" their book, convincing other audience members to read it. Encourage students to think of commercials and catchy slogans that caught their attention. Tell students to think of a unique slogan for their book.
Deliver a Poem or Song
Require students write their oral book report in the form of a poem, song, or rap. Students can perform these and turn in a copy of their work.
Asking students to give a speech instead of writing a book report will definitely be appealing to some. It is important to review literary elements and delivery techniques to have top quality speeches.