Monday, March 13, 2017

3-13-2017 PS--Introduction to Commencement Speech

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Game of the Week Contest
  • Commencement Speech Introduction
    • Facilitator
      • What are you most looking forward to about Commencement?
      • What is one thing that you think is important for an effective Commencement Speech?
    • Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane's 2006 Commencement
    • Ellen at Tulane Commencement 2009
    • Activity--Commencement Speech Four Square-Ellen DeGeneres
      • Make a Four-Square Chart
        • Square 1--Impactful Quotes
          • What impactful quotes does Ellen share? These quotes can include quotes Ellen attributes to others and/or quotes Ellen creates herself.
        • Square 2--Memorable Stories
          • What memorable stories does Ellen share? These can be about her and/or others.
        • Square 3--Important Messages
          • What important messages does Ellen share?
        • Square 4--Personal Reaction to Speech
          • What is your personal reaction to Ellen speeches? What stands out to you? What does she do well? What could she do better?
      • Group Share
      • Class Discussion
    • Hand Out Commencement Speech Assignment
      • Plan for Future Classes
      • YAWP!
      HOMEWORK (Official at 3:10 P.M.)
      • Activity--Commencement Speech Quotes & Stories Journal (DUE Tuesday/Wednesday)
        • Respond to the following questions:
          • Find at least TWO QUOTES that could be effectively used in your speech. WRITE THEM DOWN. Be sure to give credit (state) whomever wrote or spoke the quote.
          • Find ONE STORY from a well-known person that could be effectively used in your speech. SUMMARIZE THE STORY in 2-3 sentences. NOTE: You CAN use a story from someone who is well-known if it truly fits within your speech.
                          UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
                          • Tuesday/Wednesday--
                          • 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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