Teaching Tip #18
What is "Hot Seat"?
What happens when a student takes the "hot seat"?
Students gain a deeper understanding, practice questioning, and develop public speaking skills.
How is "hot seat" implemented in the classroom?
1. Learn about the character.
2. Create a costume.
3. Prepare opening remarks.
4. Introduce the character.
5. Ask questions and make comments.
6. Summarize the ideas.
When is "Hot Seat" used in the classroom?
Examples of "Hot Seat"
- Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Robinson, etc.
-Characters in a book/novel
- Goldilocks, Cinderella, Robin Hood, Melody from Out of My Mind, Miss Agnes, etc.
Teachers can encourage their students to be CREATIVE! Students can dress up as their character or figure, bring in props, and more!
What grades would this be appropriate for?
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
-Students keep appropriate eye contact with the audience.
-Student integrate visual or multimedia displays into their presentation.
Students use their information they've learned from reading literature or nonfiction books for their oral presentation.