Thursday, August 30, 2012

9-4-2012 PS Happenings

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Course Goals--Best Elective Ever & Clear Expectations
  • YAWP!
  • Moodle Intro & Registration
  • Blogger Introduction
  • Notebook Table of Contents Set Up
  • DPS 1st Day of School
    • Watch the following Dead Poets' Society video clip of Todd presenting a poem in Mr. Keating's (Robin Williams) class: As you think about the video clip we watched in class, respond to the following questions in your notebook:
      • What thoughts/feelings do you have about Public Speaking that may be similar to Todd?
      • What thoughts/feelings might be different? Explain.
      • What is one thing you can take away from this clip that could help you in Public Speaking? Explain.
  • Mr. Buckley's Special Object
  • Student Information Sheet
  • Name Game
HOMEWORK (OFFICIAL at 3:10 P.M. Each Day)
  • Enroll in Mr. Buckley's Moodle class. (Due Thursday)
  • First Speech--Bring in an object (or picture) that has special meaning to you and/or represents you in some way. (Due Wednesday)
    • Follow these guidelines for this speech:
      • Make sure to bring an object or picture of the object.
      • Speak for at least 1 minute.
      • Write your outline on a note card.
    • Organization
      • Introduce the object.
      • Explain the object in detail. Share the situation of that particular object.
      • Explain the significance/meaning/connection that you have to this object. What makes it special and/or important?
      • Conclude with a brief summary of your speech and a sentence that gives a sense of finality to your speech.
    • Grading
      • 5 Points--You must bring in an object or picture of your object.
      • 5 Points--Your speech lasts 1 minute or longer.
      • 5 Points--You are a respectful and engaged audience member. No phones, no homework, no ear buds, no talking, etc.
  • Fill out and return the Student Information Sheet. (Due Wednesday)
  • Bring hand sanitizer or Kleenex and one of the following items to leave in the classroom for community consumption: glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, or dry erase markers. (Due Thursday) 
UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
  • Wednesday--Special Object Speeches
  • Thursday--Begin Colors Speech Activities
  • Friday--Attention Getters, Colors Speech Evidence Sheet,
  • Monday--Colors Speech Assignment, Outline Writing, Sample Colors Speech
  • Tuesday--Delivery & Note Cards, Colors Speech Rubric Review, Peer Presentations
  • Wednesday--Colors Speech Presentations
  • Thursday--Colors Speech Presentations
  • Friday--Colors Speech Presentations

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