Monday, May 15, 2017

Building the Foundation of a Speech: May 15, 2017

Focus: How do we build the foundation for a compelling speech?

1. Warming up with our last three good things together

2. Discussing your Gatsby essays and the possibility of revision

3. Picturing the narrative arc as you build your speeches:
  • What did Waiting for Superman and Blackfish build up to? 
    • What question was each investigating? 
    • What was the call to social action? 
    • What were the main building blocks in between?
  • What will your speech build up to? (Do this independently, then compare notes.)
    • What question will you investigate?
    • What is your call to social action?
    • What are your main building blocks in between?

4.  Researching your investigative question and becoming an expert on your topic
  • Finding reliable and diverse sources (ever heard of the C.R.A.P. test?)
  • Using www.easybib.com as you go (Works Cited due by end of class on Wednesday)

Click here for the American Lit Speech Planner.

HW:
1. Finish your book and final syllabus for tomorrow.

2. Speeches will begin this Friday; all groups must be ready to go.

3. ALL MAKE-UP WORK, REVISIONS, ETC. DUE THIS FRIDAY BY 3:00 PM.

Note: If you still have a Color of Water or Great Gatsby book, you need to turn it in to the bookkeeper. If you can't find your book, you will need to pay the fine. You will not be able to register for next year's classes until all books/fines are taken care of.

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