Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Good morning/afternoon.

Thank you for your patience these past few days with my absence. I should return tomorrow.

We need to finish presentations today, and then talk about the Final Group Project. We don’t have much time to work on it, so you will need to really use your time wisely.

We will do the group presentations during our Final Exam Periods next week.

Here is a link to the Assignment Description and Requirements. The sub will go over it with you if there is time.

3rd period only has two speeches left, so you will have time to discuss the project today.

7th period has five speeches left. If you don’t get to discuss this last project in class, be sure to read over it before class tomorrow. If nothing else, you should try to establish your groups of 3 before you leave today.

Tomorrow we will begin putting things together.

Good luck!

 

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Good evening.

I will not be at school today (Thursday). I’m staying home to care for my son, who is sick.

Speeches were scheduled to begin today, so we will postpone them until Friday.
You’re welcome.

Remember that Friday we are on PLC schedule, so we won’t have much time, but we need to begin them.

USE THE TIME TOMORROW TO PRACTICE AND IMPROVE YOUR SPEECH!

Since you have more time, I expect your speeches to be even better. 

We will continue Monday and Tuesday. The speaking order is below. Be sure to check it to see when you are scheduled. Remember to be prepared to give your speech Friday, even if you are not near the top. If people are absent, we will just continue down the list.

Email me if you have questions.

~Mr. Keller

Speaking Order for Persuasive Speeches:

Period 3                                                                Period 7

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

Good morning/afternoon.

Reminder that FINAL DRAFTS ARE DUE TOMORROW (TUESDAY, DEC. 4TH). 

Many of you have not yet turned in a first draft. Your draft will not be counted as final until you turn in a first draft. 

We begin speeches on THURSDAY OF THIS WEEK. 

There also seems to be some confusion about citing sources.
1. You MUST include the WEBSITE in your citation. (Not the whole URL, but the main site: cnn.com, The New York Times website, The Centers for Disease Control home page, etc.
2. You MUST include the TITLE of the article listed on the page
3. You MUST include the NAME of the person who wrote the article.

Here is what your source citations MUST look like for this speech:
According to an article on webmd.com by Dr. Fritz Achen titled, “Why you should always floss your teeth,” it is recommended that you floss every day three times a day.

Or: In an article from the

In an article from the Washington Post website, titled, “Gun violence in America,” researches from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nothing has been done in Congress to stop the increase in gun deaths in the United States.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

Good afternoon. I had to leave early today. Ms. Jensen will be your sub. 

Remember that you need to watch your Informative Speech videos and do a self-evaluation using the fillable rubric form that is in your Google Classroom folder.
I have shared your videos with you in Google Drive.
Take your time and include comments FOR EVERY CATEGORY to explain/justify their scores and the final point total.
If you are done with this, you should start doing research for your Persuasive Speeches. The Outline is in Google Classroom. You should fill out as much of it as you can today. These are due on the Tuesday after we get back (11/27).
Thanks and have a great Thanksgiving Break!

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

Old Business: Self-Evaluations – Include comments

Persuasive PPT – Building an Argument Notes
Topics Due TODAY

Persuasive Deadline Reminders: 
Outline Due: 11/27 (Tuesday)
1st Draft Due: 11/29 (Wednesday)
Final Draft Due: 12/3 (Monday)
Turnitin.com Due: 12/3n (Monday)
Presentations: 12/5-7 (Wed-Fri)

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Good morning/afternoon!
Happy Friday!

Today, we’re going to talk a little more about the Persuasive Speech. Please take notes. You can use paper and pen or a Google Doc.

I would also like you to have a topic chosen for your speech by the end of the period.

Please complete the Informative Self-Evaluation form that’s in your Google Classroom. The video of your speech is shared with you in Google Drive. Please watch/listen to your speech and evaluate yourself using the form. Be sure to include comments for each section explaining your score.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2018

P3. Informative Speeches – Beginning Friday, Nov. 9th
Meet in the Ted Sorensen Theatre – Go directly there.
Do NOT come to the classroom first. 

1 Yoshi
2 Sylvia
3 Saadi
4 Olivia
5 Alaa
6 Marco
7 Rayden
8 Zion
9. Treyson
10 Mohammed
11 Sulaiman
12 Christelle
13 Shaylyn
14 Lea
15 Jasynda
16 Joaquin
17 Bethany
18 Paris
19 Olivia
20 Noelle
21 Shy

 

P7. Informative Speeches – Beginning Friday, Nov. 9th
Meet in the Ted Sorensen Theatre – Go directly there.
Do NOT come to the classroom first. 

1 Dom
2 Zamira
3 Isabel
4 Miya
5 Shania
6 Teshaila
7 Caden
8 Felicia
9 Roselina
10 Julisa
11 Mige
12 Lenin
13 Penelope
14 Areesha
15 Zin
16 Han
17 Zaid
18 Brooklyn
19 Diego
20 Jesilyn

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Good morning/afternoon!

Final Drafts of your Informative Speeches are DUE TODAY. Please copy and paste your draft into a NEW Google Doc and ADD it to your Google Classroom folder where the Outline is saved. Be sure you have your Name and Title of Speech at the top of the document.

Please also HIGHLIGHT the following parts of your speech (in different colors) to be sure you haven’t left anything out:
Attention-Getter/Clincher
Thesis/Restatement of Thesis
Preview/Review
Source Citations – the places where you said where your information came from (according to… in an article by…, etc.)

Upload this version to Turnitin.com under the Assignment: Informative Final Copy.

Reminder that we do NOT have class on Thursday due to Pre-ACT testing.

Speeches begin on FRIDAY, Nov. 9th. You have the option of doing your speech on the Ted Sorensen Theatre stage. We’ll talk more about that today.

First Drafts of Informative Speeches are Due TODAY at the end of class.
FINAL DRAFTS ARE DUE MONDAY, NOV. 5TH
VISUALS ARE DUE TUES. NOV. 6TH
PRACTICE/PEER CRITIQUES ARE DUE NOV. 7TH AND 8TH
Speeches will begin FRIDAY, NOV. 9TH. 

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Reminder: Deadline Dates

First Drafts of Informative Speeches are Due TODAY at the end of class.
FINAL DRAFTS ARE DUE MONDAY, NOV. 5TH
VISUALS ARE DUE TUES. NOV. 6TH
PRACTICE/PEER CRITIQUES ARE DUE NOV. 7TH AND 8TH
Speeches will begin FRIDAY, NOV. 9TH. 

You must use the Outline Template in your Google Classroom folder. This draft should be a script, and it should include everything you are going to say in your speech.

You also need to upload your speech to Turnitin.com (instructions below).

You will need to create an account before you can submit your paper. To do this, go to: Turnitin.com

Click Create Account in the upper right corner of the screen. TurnitinCreateAccount

Next, click Student under Create New Account.

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Enter the Class ID and Password AND YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME:
Period 3: 
Class ID: 19472559
Password: oralcom

Period 5: 
Class ID: 19563781
Password: oralcom

Continue adding your personal information.Use your lps email address, and create a password for this Turnitin.com account. Choose something that you will remember!

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Click I Agree — Create Profile at the bottom of the page.

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To Submit a paper to Turnitin:

Tutorial Video Part 1

Tutorial Video Part 2