Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

Good Morning/Afternoon

Final Drafts are due today. 

Be sure to check your Google Classroom folder to find the Slide Presentation titled, “Tribute Visual.” Use this to place a photo of the person you are paying tribute to. Include their name below the photo. You can have more than one photo, but you need at least one for your presentation.

Below is the order of presentations. We will begin speeches on Monday.

Period 5
1 Shaimaa
2 Angelica
3 Lual
4 Jordan
5 Nyabuoy
6 Hieu
7 Adonai
8 Asad
9 Shkur
10 Mustafa
11 Camille
12 Shelby
13 David
14 Araya
15 Dominique
16 Madeline
17 Journee
18 Lilliana
19 Amyia

Period 8
1 Bwee
2 Arya
3 Marco
4 Alena
5 Jaxson
6 Hattie
7 Kyla
8 Ghadah
9 Mahdi
10 Doh
11 Nu
12 Miriam
13 Mona
14 Sha
15 Kenneth
16 Walter
17 Nay
18 Joselin
19 Asher
20 Grace

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Outlines are Due Today at the end of the period. You have the whole time to work. Let me know if you have questions or need help.

You don’t need to click the Turn In button in Classroom.

If you are finished with the outline, start drafting. Use the same document, but put the draft above the outline on the page.

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

Good morning/afternoon.

Today we’re going to look at the requirements for the next speech: The Tribute.

Here is a link to the assignment description. 

Today, we’ll begin working on the Outline. The document is in Google Classroom. You’ll use this for your outline and your draft.

Dates for this speech: 
Outline Due: Tuesday, Feb. 12th
First Draft Due: Thursday, Feb. 14th
Final Draft Due: Friday, Feb. 15th
Speeches Begin: Tuesday, Feb. 19th

Good morning/afternoon.

Just a reminder that Final Drafts are DUE TODAY at the end of the period. Please remember to hit the Turn In button in Google Classroom.

We’ll have time to revise tomorrow (on Wednesday), and the Final Drafts will be due on that day. We will begin giving speeches tomorrow (Wednesday). 

*Remember to be ready to give your speech, even if you are near the bottom of the list. If someone is absent, we just continue down the list to the next person. 

First Drafts: 2/4 – Monday
Final Drafts: 2/5 – Tuesday
Presentations: 2/6 – Wednesday

Here is the list of presenters in order:

Period 5
Amyia
Journee
Shaimaa
Araya
Dominique
Lual
Shelby
Camille
Mustafa
David
Briley
Nyabuoy
Lilliana
Maddie
Adonai
Angelica
Jordan
Shkur
Asad
Hieu
Mimi

Period 8
Miriam
Grace
Mona
Walter
Kenneth
Asher
Marco
Doh
Ghadah
Hattie
Jaxson
Sha
Joselin
Nu
Alena
Arya
Nay
Kyla
Bwee
Mark
Amir
Mahdi

 

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

Good morning! Hope you enjoyed your cold day off.

Grades are updated on Synergy. I’m going to conference with you individually over the next couple of days to look at what you did well in your Partner Introduction and what you need to work on for future speeches.

Today you should have your Storytelling Diagram finished. You should begin writing out your speech using the Storytelling Draft in Google Classroom.

The First Draft of your Storytelling Speech will be due on Monday, Feb. 4th. 

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

We will begin giving speeches today! Below is the list of speakers in order. Remember that you should always be prepared to speak on the first day of speeches, even if you are farther down the list, because if someone is absent, we will continue down the list to the next speaker.

Audience Members: Remember that you are also being evaluated on your behavior as an audience member. This may affect your grade.

We should be looking at the speaker (not on our phones or on the computer or doing homework) and giving good reactions (head nods, etc.). Please also be sure to stay quiet during speeches, so we don’t distract the speakers.

We will get through as many speeches as we can today, and we will finish up on Tuesday (Monday is Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, so there’s no school).

Period 3
Asad and  Hieu
Shkur and Jordan
Angelica and Adonai
Maddie and  Lilliana
Nyabuoy and Briley
David and  Mustafa

Wednesday
Shelby and Camille
Lual and Mimi
DJ and Ne-Quan
Dominique and Araya
Shaima and Journee and Amyia

Period 8
Bwee and  Marco
Kyla and Alena
Mark and Nay
Joselin and Nu
Sha and Arya
Jaxson and Amir
Hattie and Ghada
Grace and Doh and Asher

Wednesday
Miriam and Kenneth
Walter and Mona

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Good morning/afternoon.

Just a reminder that First Drafts are DUE TODAY at the end of the period. Please remember to hit the Turn In button in Google Classroom.

We’ll have time to revise tomorrow (on Wednesday), and the Final Drafts will be due on that day. We will begin giving speeches on Thursday. 

*Remember to be ready to give your speech on Thursday, even if you are near the bottom of the list. If someone is absent, we just continue down the list to the next person. 

First Drafts: 1/15 – Tuesday
Final Drafts: 1/16 – Wednesday
Presentations: 1/7 – Thursday

Here is the list of presenters in order:

Period 3
Asad and Hieu
Shkur and Jordan
Angelica and Adonai
Maddie and Lilliana
Nyabuoy and Briley
David and Mustafa
Shelby and Camille
Lual and Mimi
DJ and Ne-Quan
Dominique and Araya
Shaima and Journee and Amyia

Period 8
Bwee and Marco
Kyla and Alena
Mark and Nay
Joselin and Nu
Sha and Arya
Jaxson and Amir
Hattie and Ghada
Grace and Doh and Asher
Miriam and Kenneth
Walter and Mona

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Good morning/afternoon.

Today we will begin drafting (writing) your Partner Introduction Speeches. The template for these is in Google Classroom. Please make sure that you type the draft on that document.

We will also go over the rubric for this speech, so you know what to include in your speech and what I will be grading.

First Drafts are DUE TOMORROW at the end of class. We’ll have time to revise on Wednesday, and the Final Drafts will be due on that day. We will begin giving speeches on Thursday.

First Drafts: 1/15 – Tuesday
Final Drafts: 1/16 – Wednesday
Presentations: 1/7 – Thursday

Jan. 11, 2019

Good morning/afternoon.

Today we’re going to begin workin on the Partner Introduction speech by starting to interview our partners. I have assigned you a partner (below). Use time today to interview each other (you may work in the room or out in the hall – quietly) and TAKE NOTES. Do NOT give your partner the paper to write down answers. Have a conversation. Find good stories to tell us about your partner. Your speech needs to be 2-2 1/2 minutes.

LISTEN to your partner, and remember to ask FOLLOW-UP questions: Why? Tell me more about that, etc.
Here is another link to page with some great questions. 

On Monday, we’ll begin outlining the interview and begin drafting.

Here is a list of partners:
Period 3
Asad and Hieu
Shkur and Jordan
Angelica and Adonai
Maddie and Lilliana
Nyabuoy and Briley
David and Mustafa
Shelby and Camille
Lual and Mimi
DJ and Ne-Quan
Dominique and Araya
Shaima and Journee and Amyia
Alex

Period 8
Bwee and Marco
Kyla and Alena
Mark and Nay
Joselin and Nu
Sha and Arya
Jaxson and Amir
Hattie and Ghada
Grace and Doh and
Miriam and Kenneth
Asher and Ivan (absent 1/11/19)
Mahdi and Walter (absent 1/11/19)

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Good Morning/Afternoon.

Juniors, you will be going to the Ted Sorensen Theatre this period for a grade-level assembly. You’ll be dismissed over sound. 

Today we’re going to go over the Course Description and talk about what kinds of things we’ll be doing this semester.

We’ll also talk more specifically about our first speech, the Partner Introduction, and we’ll pick partners. Tomorrow, we’ll begin interviewing each other.