Sunday, February 27, 2011

March 3rd- 8 am deadline

This is it folks!!! Bring your final draft of your paper with the new checklist and rubric to room 308 by 8 am. You must also include the January draft and its graded rubric.

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15 Minute presentation-February 18th

Bring your outline to class.
Be prepared to make a 15 minute presentation!

Wed. February 16th

Bring your senior exhibition and 4 notecards to class. Keep working on your presentation.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

February 14th Homework

1) write a thoughtful evaluation of your 8 minute presentation
2) start working on your fifteen minute presentation- You will be giving this on Friday and Ms. Wilkinson and I will be grading these. The fifteen minute presentation will be worth 500 points.

Thank you Notes Amnesty

In the interest of raising grades, any student who has not turned in a thank you note, may bring one to me on Monday. The envelope must be properly addressed- in pen and it must be stamped to get the 200 points. This could make a big difference in your grade.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

8 minute presentations-February 10

Come prepared to give an 8 minute presentation to your peer editing group. You must come with an engaging opening and the beginning information for your oral presentation. Read the rubric. Remember the oral presentation is a persuasive piece- you are arguing your answer to the essential question. You may not use note for the presentation. Bring a video camera if you have one.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday's Homework-Oral Presentation Videos

Go to the following link :

Watch both of the videos and grade each person's presentation based on the oral presentation rubric. Give a 2 sentence explanation for each category. Come prepared to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the presentations.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Homework due Friday, Feb. 4th

Read the rapport handout and answer the following questions. For Ms. Hughes' 2nd period class also complete the Know your audience questionnaire.

Homework: Due Friday, February 4 (50 points)
1. What is rapport? Define rapport in your own words.
2. In trying to build rapport, on whom must the speaker focus? Why?
3. Why is it necessary to know your audience to build rapport?
4. How do you determine the appropriate language to use with your audience?
5. Describe two different speaking occasions and explain a speaker would need to build rapport with the two different audiences? BE VERY SPECIFIC: CLEARLY EXPLAIN THE TWO DIFFERENT SITUATIONS.
6. Describe the two most important things a speaker should do to create rapport. Explain reasons.
7. Put the bullet pointed information in numerical order (the first being the most important), and explain choices.