Grade 6 students are working on their very first Middle School oral presentations. Our upcoming novel study, Ghost by Jason Reynolds focuses on the journey the protagonist takes to achieve a world record. Thus, students, individually or in small groups, were asked to research a world record that was completed within the last decade that “wowed” them. The choices are diverse! However, with any oral presentation, comes a visual, or what I like to call, an accessory. Students learnt what makes a slide impactful, what makes a slide messy and confusing, and what colours and fonts to use to grab the audience’s attention. Here are the 10 tips and tricks we focused on.