Captain’s log

Lesson overview

In this final lesson, students will create and deliver a presentation about their ocean voyage. They will learn about presentation skills including delivery and slide design. Students will deliver their presentation to the class, receiving feedback from their peers. Celebrate the end of the ocean voyage with certificates or prize giving.

Learning outcomes

  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English
  • Participate in presentations
  • Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listeners

Lesson steps

  1. Mission engagement (5 mins)
    Explain to students that they will be making a captain’s log in the form of a presentation. Discuss ideas of what they might want to include and write these on the board.
  2. Modelling presentation skills (20 mins)
    Model a presentation for your class, using a range of poor presentation techniques. Students will record these and then be asked to model how these could be improved.
  3. Voyage presentation preparation (60 mins)
    Explain the structure of the voyage presentation. Students will then create a presentation to share what they have learnt during their ocean voyage.
  4. Voyage presentations and feedback (30 mins)
    Students deliver their presentations and receive feedback from their peers.
  5. Celebration (5 mins)
    Take the opportunity to ask students to describe how they feel about the ocean in a single word and hand out certificates to the class celebrating their ocean voyage and learning.
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