Wednesday, April 19, 2018

Good afternoon!

Yesterday we talked about our next speech, the Persuasive Speech, and went over the requirements. Today, I’d like you to work on your Outlines. These are Due Tomorrow.

Please be sure to work only on the Outline document that’s in your Google Classroom folder. You can use that to keep track of all of your sources and information. Remember that you must have THREE sources in this speech, and you MUST refer to them in the speech.

Use your time today to do research and to begin filling out your outline.

Here are the due dates for this speech: 
OUTLINES DUE – FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH
FIRST DRAFTS DUE – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH
REVISIONS DUE – TUESDAY, MAY 1ST
FINAL DRAFTS DUE – FRIDAY, MAY 4TH
PRESENTATIONS BEGIN – WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Good afternoon!

Final Drafts of your Informative Speech are DUE TODAY AT THE END OF THE PERIOD. 

Use the First Draft document in Google Classroom, but make sure it is the finished version of your speech.

Be sure you have ALL THREE (3) SOURCE CITATIONS IN YOUR SPEECH.

Also make sure your visuals are finished and working.

Practice your speech today for time. This speech needs to be 5-7 MINUTES LONG. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Good afternoon! Hope you all had a productive break.

Today we need to be finishing up final drafts of your Informative Speeches.
These are due TOMORROW at the end of the period.

You should also have your Visuals done as well. Remember that these slides should NOT have the text of your speech on them. You will not be looking at the screen. They should just have visuals to represent what you are talking about. You can add labels to identify what the image shows, but you should not have any other text.

On Friday and Monday we will do some practicing and getting feedback from your classmates. We will work on the Works Cited page on Tuesday.

We will begin giving speeches on Wednesday, March 11th. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I won’t be in class today. Mr. Genrich will be your sub.

Today you should be working on the drafts of your Informative Speeches. First Drafts were due yesterday. Keep working to make them better. Be sure to cite your sources for the information you find.

The Visuals (slideshows) are DUE TOMORROW, so you should be working on these, too. Documents are in Google Classroom.

Be good for Mr. Genrich.

Thanks.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Good afternoon! Hope you had an enjoyable break.

Today we’re going to look at the Informative Outline. It’s in your Google Classroom folder. Use this document to organize your speech. Use the bottom of the document to keep track of information and sources that you find during your research. Remember that this speech needs to be 5-7 minutes long. You also need to use (and cite) at least 3 sources in your speech, so be sure to copy down URLs from websites that you use in your Outline. We will also do a Works Cited page using Noodletools.

Click here to see the description of this assignment

Important Dates to Remember: 
Informative Outline Due: Wednesday, March 21st

Informative First Draft Due: Monday, March 26th
Visuals Due: Wednesday, March 28th
Revision Due: Monday, April 4th

Informative Final Draft Due: Thursday, April 5th
Informative Presentations: April 11th-13th

***This seems like a long way away, but remember that we don’t have school on Friday, March 30th, Monday, April 2nd, or April 3rd (ACT testing)

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

You should be working on your Demonstration Speech today. Be sure to tell me your topic, and begin gathering information. Remember that you need a Visual with this speech.

Here are the deadlines:
Demonstration Outline Due: Wednesday, Feb. 28th.
Demonstration First Draft Due: Friday, March 2nd. 
Demonstration Final Draft Due: Tuesday, March 6th
Begin Demonstration Speeches: Wed – Fri. March 7th-9th

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Good afternoon.

Last week we talked about the Demonstration Speech. You should have a topic by the end of the period today.

Today we’re going to talk some more about nonverbal communication. Please take notes, either in Google Classroom or on paper. We will have a quiz over this on Wednesday.

We will also look at some more examples to keep in mind as you prepare for this speech.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Good afternoon.

Today we drew names for speaking times. We begin giving speeches TOMORROW, Wednesday, Feb. 21st. Everyone should be ready to give their speech tomorrow, even if your spot is on Friday. If someone is absent or can’t give their speech tomorrow, we will move on to the speakers signed up for Thursday. BE PREPARED!

-Be sure you have your note cards. 
-PRACTICE your speech and TIME it. 
-Pay attention to nonverbals, eye contact, and volume. 

Wednesday: 
1. Michael
2. Lupe
3. Alaina
4. Lary
5. La
6. Jamar

Thursday: 
7. William
8. Treyson
9. Matthew
10. Emmett
11. Samual
12. Jack

Friday: 
13. Mario
14. Keegan
15. Ruth
16. Dionte

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Good afternoon.

Today you should be working on the Outline and First Draft of your Tribute Speech. The outline is the top portion of your first draft template. Use it to fill in the basic structure of your speech. Use the bottom of the document to draft the speech using complete sentences and paragraphs.

Outlines are due TOMORROW (TUESDAY) at the BEGINNING of class. We will be doing some discussion of nonverbal communication on Tuesday, so you won’t have time in class to work on your outline.

First Drafts are due on THURSDAY. I’ll give you comments, and we’ll do some revisions on Friday and Monday.

Final Drafts are due on MONDAY. 

We’ll do some practicing on Tuesday, and we’ll begin PRESENTATIONS on
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21ST.  

 

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

I am not here today, so we will have to move speeches forward one day. If you were scheduled to give your speech today, you have an extra day to practice. You’re welcome. We will begin speeches tomorrow. (Since you have an extra day to work, I expect your speeches to be even better, so please work hard on them.) 

Please use today to finish any changes you need to make to your Draft, work on your Note Cards, and Practice your speech for time. It needs to be at least 3 minutes long. 

If you didn’t sign up for a slot last week, I have assigned you one.
The schedule now looks this:

Tuesday: 
√ Michael
√ Keegan
√ Ruth
√ La Wah
√ Alaina

Wednesday:
_Jamar
_Emmett
Lary
Lupe
William
Jack
Matthew
Dionte
Treyson
Mario

Alondra
Samual

Thursday:
Yajaira