Wednesday, April 30, 2014


-When to use which types of supporting ideas
-Storytelling Tips
-Analysis of Professional Storytelling:
-Story Survey

Story title?
  1. Which part of the story will you focus on in your three minute presentation?
  2. Are there any words that you do not recognize?  List them here.  Look up their pronunciation, and write that out here.
  3. Which characters are in your story?  What type of voice will you use when they are speaking?
  4. Are there any key sections of your text during which you will need to make eye contact with your audience?  Which section is this?
-Decide on a story for tomorrow
-Make sure that you have kept up with your paper research so that you will be able to continue work in class tomorrow

Workshop Day: Notes


  • Decide which note system you would like to use
  • Work on creating the notes throughout the class period
  • Final notes due Fri.
    • 5 sources, including 1 library source (this can be from a database)
  • Thursday you will have some more workshop time

Monday, April 28, 2014

Library Day II

-Meet in library
-Continue looking at databases

-Be prepared for a workshop day tomorrow
-5 sources w/ notes completed will be due in class on Friday

Agenda for the rest of week 4/21

Wed--Finish with notation discussion + Salesman Improv
Thurs--Finish Salesman Improv w/ Improvements based on theater tips
Fri--Library Day

-Keep in mind that you need 5 credible sources, one of which needs to be a source from your work in the library whether it is from a database or a book

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Organizing our Sources 1


  • Personal Knowledge Inventory
  • Review of how we currently organize
  • Organization using index cards
  • Finish any practice cards you have yet to do

Monday, April 21, 2014

Introduction to Improv

-What is Improv
-Expectations for Improv (handout)
-Whose Line Scenes
-Scenes from a Hat

-Finish analysis of five sites for your research-based speech

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Navigating Supporting Detail


  • Review of Narrative Analyses
  • When to use which Supporting Details
  • Partner Scenario Analysis
    • Find sample supporting details when you are done
  • None

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Supporting Your Ideas: Narratives

-Bell Work
-Homework Review
-Narrative Supporting Details Notes
-Narrative Samples

-Submit your topics if you have not already

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Supporting Your Ideas: Examples

-Proactive Commercial Review of Testimony
-Review of homework
-Types of Examples Notes
-South Korea Speech

-Analyze the type of example use the in the SK speech
-Topics due by Tuesday at the latest

Supporting Your Ideas: Testimony

-Bell Work
-Review of Testimony WS
-Reading Sample Speech

-Come to class with an analysis of one testimony from the sample speech

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Supporting Your Ideas: Facts and Stats

-Facts, Stats, + Opinions Notes
-Analysis of Sample Speech: "School Choice: Past, Present, and Future"

-Complete Analysis