Here are some examples to watch as you put the finishing touches on your speeches. Please know that all of these examples are not "A" level examples. There are some good and some bad. You need to figure out what is "good" to you. Be sure to practice your speech just like you intend to do it on speech day. Make sure someone watches your speech and gives you feedback. Also remember that you need to have a paper outline before you can give your speech.
Here is a post about the Dramatic Reading assignment which is due Thursday the 25th:
Remember the basics of the assignment,
1. DO NOT speak for more than 3 minutes and try to speak for at least 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
2. Include an introduction with your name, a thesis sentence, and the title of your piece that does not last more than 20 seconds (included in your 3 minutes total). You need to have a copy of your piece to hand in to me (you can photocopy, type, take and print a clear picture, turn in clear handwriting). Having a thesis that deals with the theme of citizenship or community is an easy way for you to get closer to an "A" grade.
Here are some extra last minute tips for your Dramatic Reading on Thursday:
Don't plan on holding just a loose piece of paper. Have a folder or something hard and flat so the paper doesn't shake.
When you are practicing, read your piece very slowly, then read it very fast, then read it at normal speed. This will help your timing and the variety in your delivery.
To make sure you are loud and clear, don't hold your chin down when you are speaking. Make sure your enunciate your words and speak out to the audience.
A well performed Dramatic Reading will accurately convey an emotion or a number of emotions that present in the text.
Time yourself repeatedly to make sure that you meet the time limit, don’t gamble with your time.
Practice in front of a mirror, practice in front of anyone as many times as you can.
You should have read your piece out loud between at least 40-50 times.
Remember, EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSE!
I just received the email below. If you attend this event and write a one page paper about it, I will give you five percent extra credit for your entire class grade! That is an entire half letter grade!
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We had a good first week of class last week and this week we have some important things to do. Specifically, we need to complete the "Me, Myself & I" speech on Tuesday. To remind you, the Me, Myself and I speech requires you to bring three items to class that represent your past, your present, and your future. Your speech will be a maximum of 3 minutes and you need to talk about each item for about a minute. Please bring reasonable items. Please DO NOT bring weapons, or illegal items to class and make sure to spend some time thinking about what items to bring and how those items represent you.
To get through all of the speeches, you need to make sure that you all are on-time and ready to go at the start of class.
Enjoy your Labor Day and remember to spend some time finding out about the true meaning and origin of Labor Day.