Public speaking is a learned skill that often doesn't come naturally. Help children become more familiar and comfortable with their oral speaking skills with fun ideas that will help them understand how speech works and how to speak effectively. Sections cover producing speech, how speech is produced, storytelling, oral history, speaking in public, preparing a speech, loaded language terms, Gender bias (Mrs/Ms.) and more. With an emphasis on how sounds create meaning, how speech and sound is perceived in different languages, and how language is used around the world, this book deftly combines anthropological, biological, and linguistic insights. Handout sheets and worksheets are provided for each lesson. 56 reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 5-8.