Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Senior English--12/12/2012

Jump Off 
--Pick up a copy of the sheet from the front table, which we will use during the “Speech Delivery Activities” portion of today’s block. 
--Continue mastering the Unit #5 vocabulary words, as the quiz will take place at the beginning of next class.
--If you need to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio, schedule an appointment with Mr. Martin ASAP!  

S. the C. 
--Mr. Martin shares list of students needing to revise for the Cumulative Writing Portfolio--due date is December 13th (tomorrow!)--referrals will be written at the end of the day tomorrow as per policy 
--Reminder: Any essay that has already received a score of 80% or higher can be given back to Mr. Martin for submission today. 

Speech Delivery Activities -- Eye Contact, Managing Speed, and Using Pauses
--directions given for P-p-p-poker Face activity--complete the activity (eye contact) 
--Transition -- return to desks
--discuss importance of managing speed and using pauses in speeches--tips/modeling 
--quietly and independently read through Will Ferrell’s speech beginning--Consider your rate of speech/Where will you pause and for how long?--goal time = 50 seconds
--stand up at desks--two oral readings--Mr. Martin times (and expects to see your eyes a few times!) 
--Closure -- How can this information help you in the delivery of your Show and Tell Speech?

Transition -- view Will Ferrell’s delivery on YouTube with these items in mind: volume, tone, eye contact, speed, pauses, vocal fillers, and Ferrell’s purpose--briefly discuss
Speech Content Instruction -- The “Formula for Success”--Capture
--the “Formula for Success” PowerPoint (slides 7-13) 
--discuss Will Ferrell’s Capture step
--independent Capture planning time for Show and Tell Speech--Mr. Martin models 

Application Activity -- Show and Tell Speech—Capture
--students deliver planned Capture in small groups as practice 
--Transition--return to desks
--card drawn--student delivers Capture in front of class--Mr. Martin FlipVideos (repeat until five students have spoken) 

Closure -- What was your biggest “take away” from today’s class?
--craft a response to the question above for submission on an index card 

--Make sure to learn the Unit #5 vocabulary words, as the quiz will take place next class. 
--Be working on revisions of the College Admission/Job Interview/Military Essay for your Cumulative Writing Portfolio--the due date is December 13th (tomorrow!).
--Continue progressing through the Tuesdays with Morrie Analysis Essay assignment--Mr. Martin is available for appointments pertaining to this assignment as well!  This assignment is due on January 2nd (our first class back from break), and you will receive more specific information about the scoring of this assignment next class. 
--If you spoke in front of the class today, view your video with this question in mind—What is my ultimate goal for the public speaking unit?