Wednesday, November 29, 2017

11-29/30-2017 PS--Block--Stephen Colbert Commencement Speech, EHS Top 10, Writing Workshop

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Commencement Speech Stories
    • Select a Facilitator
    • Share your story.
    • Explain what message can be taken from the story.
    • Share why you chose this particular story.
    • 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
      • Activity--EHS Top Ten List
        • Select a facilitator.
        • On your own, come up with a TOP TEN list of memorable events, people, traditions, etc. for your experience at Edina High School.
        • Share and create a group Top Ten list.
        • Class Discussion.
      • Commencement Speech Assignment
        • Overview of Speech Assignment
        • Questions?
        • Commencement Speech Writing Workshop
      • Plan for Tomorrow
      • YAWP!
      HOMEWORK (Official at 3:15 P.M.)
      • Complete a ROUGH DRAFT of your commencement speech. (Due Monday)
                  UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
                  • Wednesday/Thursday (Block)--Commencement Speech Analysis, Speech Writing Workshop, Speech Sign Ups
                  • Friday (7)--Commencement Speech Analysis, Peer Presentations
                  • Monday (7)--Sign Ups, Peer Presentations
                  • Tuesday (7)--Present Commencement Speeches
                  • Wednesday/Thursday (Block)--Present Commencement Speeches
                  • Friday (7)--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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