In fourth grade, teachers often start asking kids to give class presentations, often in conjunction with multistage projects, which are also a common part of the curriculum. This may sound easy--after all, it's just fourth grade, right? But for most kids, it's anything but. Stage fright is always an issue; so, too, is the natural tendency of most fourth graders to tell a story pell-mell, sideways, and even backward.
Want to help build some presentation confidence without coming on too strong? Here's a "News Broadcast" activity that's tons of fun...and full of valuable learning, too. Make it for fun...or give it as a gift for a dear friend or relative. It makes a splendid "multimedia" Valentine, too!