Practice, practice, practice.
Please rehearse your speech at least 6 times before the formal delivery.
Thursday's class will open with a PowerPoint and Paragraph check. Then, you will be given time to finish research and compose your speaking notes, which will be due at the end of the hour.
You will get your rehearsal log and may end up using some class time to practice your delivery.
For supporting material and more information on the College Speech, click here.
Your weekend homework is to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse...
Be sure to rehearse WITH your powerpoint. You want to perfect every part of your speech before your final delivery.
The speech schedule can be found on the college speech page.
Find a college that you want to research and deliver a speech on. This is first come, first serve. Only one students per college.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Please begin your research over the weekend.
For the beginning of class on Thursday, have your completed portfolio with the I/We Search, Metaphor, Parent reflection, and personal reflection ready to turn in.
Also, brainstorm what a competent public speaker looks like, sounds like, and feels like to listen to.
Compose your view of your self as a writer in a metaphor. Have fun with this creative piece.
The first draft is due, printed, by the beginning of Thursday's class.
Also for next class, have your I/We search reflection and packet ready to turn in.
Complete Part 3 of our I-Search process. Also, read and annotate Richard Wilbur's poem, "The Writer." Come to class with questions about what you think the text is saying about the experience of being a writer.
Please have all the components of Part 2 completed AND printed by the beginning of Friday's class. Remember that my classroom computers are available to you.
I-Search Part 2:
Using the research skills we discussed in class, find two compelling articles that can change/advance your thinking about your question. Then, write a one paragraph summary for each article. Next, write a one paragraph reaction or each article. For your reaction, answer questions like:
Finally, write (in an outline form) talking points about your experience to share the information you found and your reaction to the class.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for working so hard for my class.
You have three pieces due for next class.
1. Updated online writing portfolio (narrative piece) Example: http://jessicahusa.weebly.com/
(If you are not doing an online portfolio, make sure that your binder is compete by Wednesday's class)
2. Expository essay reflection
3. I-search Part 1 (printed in a hard copy version)
Please let me know if you have any questions. Refer back to the previous post for more details about these tasks.
For the weekend, complete Part 1 of our I-Search process (see below). Choose a question that poses some sort of challenge to our society or your life personally. Make sure that your question is interesting, researchable, and will have complex answers. If you are unsure, send me an email or post your question in the comments below to get peer feedback.
Also, be working on your online writing portfolio (if you opted to go digital). Instead of using the scanned documents, we will take pictures of the individual components so that the online portfolios have the same readability as the original documents. You don't have to take a pictures of files that you can upload, just pieces that have handwriting. Let me know if you have questions.
Your online writing portfolio should be updated by 10/8 so that we can facilitate conferences next week.