Teaching materials

Are you an educator who is looking for classroom activities that will encourage students to speak up, participate, and think critically? Are you interested in public speaking, debate, poetry, literature, or acting?

BEST has created several lesson plans related to these topics that can be adapted for your students. We hope these can help you enrich your classes throughout the year! For more information, advice, or suggestions on how to best use these resources in the classroom, contact a member of our team at


You can download the PDFs listed below!

10-minute characterization activity – Stop and Go
Creative storybuilding activity
Extemporaneous debate activity
Freedom of speech debate lesson
Guess who is coming to dinner
Persuasive speaking activity
Sound effect narratives
The three-headed monster
Yes-And Improv game