Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 25

1. Attendance
2. Warm up: First, let's watch these youtube videos.

What are some ways these speeches could have been better? Share your answers in google docs, here

3. Now, let's look at this powerpoint.

4. Let's look at this powerpoint, what do you think is wrong with it? 

Turn in your paper on Compass2g, Sunday, December 1st is the deadline.
Outline of presentation should be in dropbox by Friday. Use this outline as your guide. I highly, highly suggest to start making your powerpoint or prezi presentation during thanksgiving as well. We will discuss it in class. Here is a rubric to help you out. 

Next Class: Outline/Speaking workshop

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day 24

1. Attendance
2. Announcements
  • Due Date for Final draft is December 1st. NO later.
  • Grades will only be discussed in Office Hours or by appointment.
3. Introduction to Oral Presentations
  • Worth 15% of your final grade
  • Why? In the US, you have to do presentations ALL the time. 
  • Write about your public speaking experiences here. Anonymous of course. :D
  • Warm up- Compare these two rhetorical analyses. One is of a commercial and one is of an article. Find two differences and two similarities. 
  • Now look at this Prezi. What does it do well? What does it do wrong? (there are no right or wrong answers here)
  • Using this outline as a guide, unscramble the steps of Oral Presentation with the handout I will give you.
4. Visual Aids- Content
First, let's compare this two youtube videos. First one and then the second one. Use a handout I will give you to analyze. 
Now, let's watch this powerpoint. Use another handout to fill out the answers.

Final draft of Rhetorical Analysis is due December 1st on Compass. 
Look at the rubric for Oral Presentations
Writer's Help Exercise- Passive vs. Active Voice
Pick a commercial you want to do. Please put your selection in this google.doc. You must pick your commercial by Thursday. 

Advice for picking a commercial:
  • Should be in English.
  • 30 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds long.
  • Video quality should be good.
  • Should have enough for you to analyze. 
  • Everyone must do a different commercial.
Next Class: Oral Delivery, Visual Aids- Content & Design

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Day 23

1. Attendance
2. General Issues for Rhetorical Analysis Paper
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Page Number and Title
  • Use last name when referring to a writer
3. How to write more details...The E in PIE.

4. APA

Further reference: ESL APA Guidebook

5. Paraphrasing
  • Let's look at this Prezi.
6. Once more, Peer-Review

A second draft of your Rhetorical Analysis is due next Monday. 11/18/2013. Please turn it into our dropbox. Your second draft will be due before Thanksgiving Break on Sunday, November 24th.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 22

1. Attendance
2. While I take attendance and we get ready for peer-review, fill out this form.  Help me help you!
3. Peer-Reviewing
4. Library Visit

Next Class: No class, conferences. We will have class on Wednesday.
Print and fill out this form before our conferences next week. Next class is cancelled for conferences. Have you picked a time? Click here to do so.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 21

1. Attendance
2. What is a peer-review?
  • Get into groups. Use the internet to find out a definition. Share what you think on Primary Wall. 
  • Next let's look at this powerpoint together
  • Watch this youtube video. What is working in this video?
  • Get back in your groups. Write two things that could be good and two things that could be bad with peer-reviewing. 
  • Read this comment list. Discuss what is good and bad about these comments.
  • Now, evaluate this paragraph.  You can use the comment tool on Microsoft Word
3. Finding the main idea mini lesson.
  • First, let's watch this video.
    •  So did you see a moon walking bear in this video, please raise your hand if you spotted it already?
  •  Let's watch this powerpoint.
  • Try to find the key information in this article.
Homework: Work on your draft to show your classmates. Fill out this template to help you get a good peer-review.
Pick what time you would like to meet for your individual conference. You must pick a time. Not meeting with me will lead to a drop in your attendance grade. 

Next Class: Peer Perception Workshop and Library Visit.