Monday, November 14, 2016

11-14-2016 PS--Commencement Speech Analysis (Northwestern Commencement--Stephen Colbert), Sign Ups, Commencement Speech Work

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Discuss EHS Top Ten List
    • Activity--EHS Top Ten List
      • Come up with a TOP TEN list of memorable events, people, traditions, etc. for your experience at Edina High School.
    • Share in Group
    • Class Discussion
  • Commencement Speech Analysis
    • Stephen Colbert 2011 Commencement Speech at Northwestern University
      • Background
        • Stephen Colbert attended Northwestern
        • Armadillo Day--A student-run music festival held on the shores of Lake Michigan. This student-run event is the largest in the country and is accompanied by lots of drinking.
        • During that school year, there was a controversy involving a professor-approved live sex demonstration in front of the Human Sexuality class.
      • Heads Up--There are a couple of spots where the video will go black or a white box will pop up, but the sound continues. This is part of the video. Just listen to Colbert.
      • Activity--Stephen Colbert Commencement Speech 3-2-1
        • 3 Quotes--Colbert provides a number of memorable quotes. Record at least 3 memorable quotes.
        • 2 Connections--Colbert references many things that the student body can relate to. List 2 of these things.
        • 1 Message--What is one message Colbert shares that sticks with you?
    • Work on Commencement Speech
      • Plan for Future Classes
      • Begin writing your Commencement Speech Manuscript (Due Wednesday)
          UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
          • Tuesday--Speech Writing Workshop
          • Wednesday--EHS Commencement Speech 2016 (Kathryn Fuluvaka), Peer Presentations
          • Thursday--Present Commencement Speeches
          • Friday--Present Commencement Speeches
          • Public Speaking Notebook Table of Contents--This is the current table of contents for Public Speaking. You may reference this document to make sure you've included all activities in your notebook TOC.
          • The Writer's Block--The Writer's Block is a writing center staffed by English teachers and trained student writing coaches who work with students in one-on-one conferences to help them grow as writers.  Face-to-face conferences during lunch and online conferences are open in the evening.
          • Email Mr. Buckley--Do you have a question or a comment? Feel free to email Mr. Buckley anytime.

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