Here is a post that will help your students get over their pre-presentation jitters. Not everyone is a natural public speaker and even those who are can get tongue-tied.
Tongue Twisters: The Benefits of Using ThemThe key to speaking eloquently without jumbling your words is by doing tongue twisters! I have done it before performing in plays and have used in when tutoring a student who had difficulty speaking clearly.
They are silly, fun, and they work. They untangle tongues and relieve any stress your students may have before presenting in class.
You can do these with your entire class prior to beginning presentations. You must exaggerate the position of your mouth during these to get the mouth properly warmed up.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- The big black bug bit the big black bear/ And the big black bear bled black blood (b's are a challenge here, especially when you get to the end)
- She sells sea shells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I'm sure she sells seashore shells. (it is hard to go fast with this one)
- Red Leather, Yellow Leather, Red Leather, Yellow Leather, Red Leather, Yellow Leather
- Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers? If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
Aliana ~Theater Lover~