Toastmasters International provides users with public speaking tips. These tips range from accepting awards to giving a sales pitch. This resource will be good for students to review at home and then to test their knowledge of public speaking, the teacher can give students quizzes.
Drawing can help stimulate the mind, so including drawing into your communication lessons will be rewarding and engaging to your high school students. Educationworld.com provides teachers with a lesson that will untimely help students "gain a greater understanding of the keys to effective communication, build team and cooperative learning skills and develop feedback skills."
Jeffery Scott, an English high school teacher, provides resources that he developed for his 9th grade Oral Communications courses. I like this resource because when I was in high school, my 9th grade English teacher went above and beyond by giving students activities that they could relate. For an activity, teachers can help students write and perform a write song that uses different literary devices.
Many people struggle with the fear of public speaking and this fear isn't limited to adults. Before telling a student to speak in front of the class, it would be best to prepare them in advance by providing them with the tools needed to give an effective speech. Therefore, this resource provides links, which will help teachers teach effective communication and presentation skills.
Teachers.net provides a lesson plan on how to help students practice communication skills. This resource lets the teacher know, which grade level the activities are appropriate for and what tools are needed for the activities to be a success. In fact, the lesson plan is a step-by-step approach of everything that should happen, such as how the students should be seated and the directions that the teacher should give.