Objective: Students will present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically (using appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation) such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization.
Homework: Continue studying for the final. Practice your presentation.
Academic Vocabulary: All previous.
Do Now: Well, I am gone, so that means Mrs. Walker is in charge. Take the first five (5) minutes of class and go over your presentation, regardless of whether you are presenting or not. Take these last few minutes to make sure you have all of your notes, and run through your presentation one time. Remember the most important things:
- Explicitly stated theme and thesis.
- Explicitly stated citations and references to the text and/or any outside sources. Remember, there should be four, with the page numbers or chapters.
- Not to read from your note cards unless for a quote.
IF you have already finished your presentations, review the final exam vocabulary found HERE.
Today is the last day of your presentations. Take these seriously. If you are not presenting today, you will be keeping tabs on your peers. Questions will be asked after each presentation, so you must keep track of how many citations each group member used, whether the theme was explicit or not, and the various other elements.
2. After the presentations (or if your period is done)
On a sheet of paper, write a letter to the student that you feel gave the best presentation. Be explicit with what they did that made them the best speaker. Was it the amount of evidence they shared? The depth of their knowledge on their particular topic? These will be given to your favorite speaker, so if you wish to remain anonymous, do not put your name on it. Hand these in to Mrs. Walker at the end of the period.
If your period is done, your class will be divided into groups of three, and you will be creating a poster of two (2) of the academic vocabulary words. The poster can look however you want it to look, as long as it contains the following:
- The textbook definition.
- A definition of YOUR creation.
- A sentence of YOUR creation.
You will present your poster to the class at the end of the period. Be sure that you are not reading from your poster.