Monday, January 31, 2011

Al Sharpton's Speech- Due Wed. Feb. 2nd

Please remember to take time to do this assignment. Many of you have low grades because you did not write the thank you card or other smaller assignments. It is extremely important that you take time and thoughtfully answer these questions. The answers must be in grammatically correct sentences and written in pen or typed. If typed, it must be double-spaced.

1) Watch Al Sharpton's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. You can find it on youtube at

2) While watching the speech be aware that you will need to answer the following:

1) Grade the speech using the oral presentation rubric. Skip the category on visuals. You will need to be flexible when grading the speech, since it is clearly not a senior exhibition presentation. On a piece of binder paper, write each category on the rubric and explain in a sentence or two why you gave each particular score.

2) Explain the purpose of Sharpton's speech. What is he trying to accomplish?

3) Does he repeat certain words or ideas? What are they? Why do you think he repeats them?

4) What are his pieces of evidence? What does he say to prove his point? Write about the strongest pieces of evidence.

5) What is the best part of the speech? Why?

6) What is the weakest part of the speech? Why?

7) Why do you think that many people consider this a great speech?

Friday, January 21, 2011

January 27th 8 AM DEADLINE

Required components of this 8 am deadline:
Checklist (blue), rubric, last draft of paper highlighted, at least 15 pages, evidence incorporated into paper from three interviews, 10 annotated sources, December draft with mentor's comments, and graded conclusion.

January 25th-Lab day

make sure you come with an electronic file of your senior exhibiiton paper, plus all your earlier drafts. This is the last day to work in the lab before the 8 am deadline

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday- January 21st

Come with one or two pages of your paper that you would like your peer editing group to read. Time will be given for peer feedback before going to the lab. Come prepared to work on your paper in the lab. Come with questions for your teachers. Remember the goal is a passing paper by January 27th!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

conclusion-January 19th

Revise your conclusion. We will be grading this draft more severely than other drafts. Work on your evidence, reflect on the source of your evidence and write intelligent and reasonable predictions. Carefully read the rubric. This draft must be typed with the previous draft and peer edit form attached.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Friday's Homework-January 14th

Thank you card- addressed and stamped
First draft of conclusion-typed at least two pages-review notes from class. Do this correctly. Focus on your evidence!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thank you card-Wed. Jan. 12th

Bring thank you card to interviewee-addressed and STAMPED to class.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Mentor Meetings-To Do list- Wed. January 12

Please remember to bring your DETAILED to do list to your mentor meeting on Monday or Tuesday. You must bring the signed list to class on Wed.

Link for sources connected to Mental Health

This is a great resource for anyone who is doing their senior exhibition on anything connected to mental health.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Digital Recorders-Return NOW!!!

Anyone who has one of the school's digital recorders must return it immediately!! We do not have enough recorders for every senior. Be responsible and return the recorder a day after the interview.

Third Interview- January 10th

A three page transcription, proof of interview and a correct annotation of the interview is due on January 10th. It is extremely important that you complete this on time!!!