project based learning oral presentation checklist
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Checklist for High School: Grades 9-12
Content Resources Organization Presentation Aids Delivery
I used an effective and appropriate attention-getting device.

I used vocabulary that the audience could understand, or I defined unfamiliar terms.

My vocabulary was strong and unambiguous.

I used logical appeals where appropriate.

Logical appeals included sound factual information.

I used emotional or persuasive appeals where appropriate.

I used supportive details.

The information I gave was useful to others.

The information and arguments were easy to follow.

I stayed focused; I did not stray off my topic.

I was well informed on my topic.

I presented information that others didn't know. I was able to answer questions from the audience.

I used resources that addressed the topic thoroughly.

I cited my resources using the appropriate format.

I used material in accordance with copyright.

I used resources that reflected different perspectives.

I used credible print resources.

I used credible Internet resources.

I used interviews with others as a resource.

Prominent resources were referred to in the speech.

A bibliography was available.

I was able to answer questions from the audience.

I organized ideas in a meaningful way.

A clear thesis statement was present in the introduction.

I included necessary background information.

A clear introduction was present.

The introduction included a statement of the main points.

The audience could predict the presentation's basic structure from the introduction alone.

The body of the presentation contained support for the main points.

I used helpful transitions between main points (e.g.: "First of all ..." or "Similarly ..." etc).

I used logical connectors (e.g.: "On the other hand ..." or "Therefore ..." etc).

Ideas flowed logically from one point to the next.

A strong conclusion was present.

The conclusion had a clear call to action or belief.

The audience could distinguish the introduction, body, and conclusion.

Presentation aids were used during the speech.

Presentation aids were relevant.

Presentation aids enhanced the speech or reinforced main points.

Presentation aids did not distract the audience.

Presentation aids were creative.

Visual aids were easily viewed or read by the entire audience.

Audio aids were easily heard by the entire audience.

Presentation aids contained no spelling or grammar errors.

I maintained eye-contact most of the time.

I spoke to the entire audience, not just one or two people.

My pronunciation was clear and easy to understand.

My rate of speech was not too fast or too slow.

My volume was not too loud or too soft.

My body language was not too relaxed or too tense.

My voice varied in pitch; it was not monotone.

I used meaningful gestures.

I used notes sparingly; I did not read from them.

I used standard grammar.

I didn't hesitate or lose my place.

I didn't use filler words (uhm, uh, ah, mm, like).

I didn't call attention to errors by apologizing.

I didn't fidget, rock back and forth, or pace.

I maintained good posture.

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