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    OLP Schedule 2019-2020

    Below is the schedule for the Oral Language Presentations for the year.  Remember, your child will give 4 presentations. Each presentation must be from a different category.  The numbers next to the dates represent the students’ numbers that they were assigned in class. For example, if your child’s number is 11 in the class, they will present on 9/13, 10/25, 1/17, and 3/6. Presentations are always expected to be done on the Friday they are due. Since all students have plenty of warning about their due date, there are no extensions. Sometimes field trips or substitutes will cause slight changes to the schedule.


    If your topic is out of the ordinary, please discuss and make arrangements with your teacher a week prior to your presentation day. If you create a Google Slide presentation, please share it with your teacher before your day to present. Powerpoint is not an acceptable program to use. 


    Round 1- TBD

    Round 2- TBD

    Round 3- TBD

    Round 4- TBD


    Oral Language Presentations (OLPs)

    As part of our oral language program, each child will be responsible for preparing 4 2-3 minute oral presentations during the school year. There are 5 options of presentation topics. Each student will choose 4 of the 5.  They cannot repeat a topic option.  

    This program is most successful with parent involvement and support.  Please help your child to explore topic possibilities, prepare, and practice his/her presentation.  This program strengthens oral language abilities, presentation skills, and self-esteem. The following information lists the topic options and ideas.  

    Topics Options

    1. Current Event
    • Local, state, national, or international news
    • Gather information from various forms of media (TV, radio, newspaper, internet)
    • Summarize the event in your own words when presenting
    • Focus on the 5 W’s (who, what, where, when, why)

    1. Art and Poetry
    • Recite a poem, explain the rhyming pattern or author’s style, tell the meaning of the poem, and share the author and book from which the poem came
    • Describe an art form and technique used (sculpture, oil painting, photography, etc.)
    • Research an artist or poet and share this interesting information with the class

    1. Books
    • Share a book you are reading or have read
    • Be prepared to explain all of the following: title, author, main events, author’s message
    • Show a picture in the book, or create an illustration of your own to share
    • Prepare a short summary of the book

    1. Science
    • Perform and explain a simple experiment or report about a longer experiment you did at home
    • Share a scientific book
    • Summarize a news article in the science field
    • Describe an animal, process (water cycle), or anything related to the Earth

    1. Free Choice
    • This time present anything that is important or of interest to you
    • Teach the class a trick
    • Share a collection, hobby, or award
    • Play a musical instrument and talk about it
    • Perform and talk about a dance
    • Demonstrate how to do something
    • Share one of your many talents








    Presented all requirements in a logical manner and represented the topic accurately. Presentation meet time requirements (2-3 minutes).

    Presented most requirements and represented the topic accurately. Time requirement is met or nearly met.

    Presented some requirements that gave information on the topic. Almost meets time requirements.

    Presents in a random manner that does not paint a thorough picture of the topic. Did not meet time requirement.

    Eye Contact

    Holds the attention of the entire audience with the use of direct eye contact, never looking at notes.

    Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience. May refer to notes.

    Displays minimal eye contact with audience while reading mostly from the notes.

    Holds no eye contact with audience, as entire report is read from notes.


    Speaks with fluctuation in volume and inflection to emphasize key points.  Never needs prompting.

    Speaks with satisfactory variation of volume and inflection.

    Speaks in uneven volume with little or no inflection.

    Speaks in low volume and/or monotonous tone, which causes the audience to disengage.

    Body Language

    Stands confidently, with strong posture.

    Does not sway, fidget, or lean.

    Stands with good posture.  Rarely sways, fidgets, or leans.

    Appears uncomfortable at times.  Sways, fidgets, or leans.

    Appears uncomfortable throughout presentation.  Does not have awareness of body language.


    Demonstrates strong enthusiasm about topic during the entire presentation.

    Shows some enthusiastic feelings about topic.

    Shows little enthusiasm.

    Shows no enthusiasm in topic.

    Name: _________________________ Date: _________________

    Current Event Art/Poetry Book Science Free Choice

    Teacher Comments: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Final Score: ______/20