Thursday, May 10, 2018

Good afternoon! Good job on your Persuasive Speeches! 

Today we’re going to look at our last assignment: The Group Speech Project!

You will work in groups of three to come up with a plan for a vacation, and you will present a speech to convince/persuade me to choose your plan.
(Hint: Remember Aristotle’s 3 Appeals.)
For this project, I will allow you to select your group. Everyone must be in a group of 3.

Today I’d like you to work in your groups and decide what location you want to go to and divide up duties/responsibilities (who will do which part of the speech).

There is a draft in your Google Classroom for you to use to create the script for the speech. You should share one document with your group members so that everyone can put their information in the same place.

You will get a group grade for the presentation and an individual grade for your part.

Here is a link to the description of the speech. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Final Drafts are DUE TODAY!

Here is the order of speeches beginning next Tuesday, May 8th. BE PREPARED TO GIVE YOUR SPEECH, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT NEAR THE TOP OF THE LIST. We will go down the list, and whoever is here will give their speech. If we go fast, or if someone is absent, we will continue down the list until we run out of time.

Remember that you MUST attempt your speech when it is your turn to present in order to be able to redo it for a higher grade. If you do not attempt your speech on your day, you will get a zero and will not be able to redo the speech. If you are Truant, you will get a zero for the speech and will not be able to redo it.

Persuasive Speech Presentations:
1. MICHAEL
2. KEEGAN
3. EMMETT
4. LA WAH
5. MATTHEW
6. ALAINA
7. JACK
8. TREYSON
9. RUTH
10. LUPE
11. LARY
12. DIONTE

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 – *TUESDAY, MAY 8TH*
*This is a change, because I will be gone on Friday, the 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