English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
High School
  • Grade 11 ELA
  • Presentation
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    Presenting Information

    Presenting Information


    In this lesson, students will work with their group to begin creating their presentation.


    • Read the lesson and student content.
    • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.

    Audience Messages Brainstorm

    • You can get your students started with one or two ideas. Examples could include direct presentation, slide show, social media campaign, videos, or commercials.
    • As students think about what they can realistically create for their presentation, keep in mind that this lesson and the next are the only class periods they will have to work on their presentations. Any additional work will have to be completed outside of class time.


    • List all the ways you can think of to present information or get a message across to an audience.

    Open Notebook

    Then share your thoughts with your class. Which of these could be possibilities for your group’s presentation?

    Group Presentation Work

    • Circulate as groups work. Remind students that for the next two lessons they need to be very productive and don't have a lot of time to deliberate.
      • SWD: Group presentations can be a great place for students with disabilities to play to their strengths. Help them identify what they can best contribute to their group presentation.

    Work Time

    • With your group members, work on your presentations.
    • Remember, presentations should take no more than 3 minutes, should clearly articulate and support your writer’s message, and should be tailored to a modern teenage audience.

    After each presentation there will be an additional 2 minutes for questions and answers from the audience, so you should prepare for possible questions as well.

    Group Task Planning

    • Make sure students are clear about their responsibilities. ELL: This is a good time to check in with ELLs and make sure that they are clear on what they will be doing outside of class and what to do if they run into any difficulties.


    With your group, plan out what tasks still need to be accomplished.

    • When, in or out of school, will those tasks happen?
    • Who will complete each part?

    Presentation Work

    • Prompt students to continue working on their presentations.


    • Work on your presentation, paying special attention to the tasks that are primarily your responsibility.