Students will demonstrate a process during the How-to Speech. Second period speeches are scheduled for Friday, April 29, Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5. Eighth period students will give speeches May 2, 4 and 6.
Persuasive Speech rehearsal will be Thursday (8th period) and Friday (2nd period). Students must come to class with either a hard copy of their speech outline or easy access to the digital version. We will rehearse from the outline a couple times and then create speech note cards. Students will then rehearse using only their note cards.
Speech dates will be April 11-15.
We will begin our Persuasive Speech Unit with a brief PowerPoint and notes at the beginning of the week. We will watch and grade some example speeches. And then we are off to the library for our research and speech development.
Thursday (A day) and Friday (B day) are speech rehearsal days. Students will practice and revise their speeches, as well as create their note cards during class. Speech presentations are scheduled for March 14-18.
Students will be preparing for the Informative Speech during the next several class periods. We will take a look at documenting our resources by creating the Works Cited page; we will watch speech examples and grade using our rubric. Starting Wednesday, we will spend three class periods in the library researching and developing the speech.
Students have been working this week in self-selected groups of three or four students. They are charged with the task of creating a country and a presentation to recruit new citizens. Presentations will be February 25 (2nd period) and 26 (8th period).
Students are developing and presenting their first formal speeches. Please see the assignment below.
Friday/Monday, students will learn how to structure a speech and how to organize the speech outline. We will practice organizing an outline for a sample speech.
This week students have been watching the movie, "I Am Sam," in order to find evidence of various forms of communication.