Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Workshop: Outlines


  • Index card feedback
  • Outline workshop
  • Complete outlines for tomorrow

Monday, May 23, 2016

Workshop: Note Cards


  • Homework check of one source
  • Continuation of workshop

Friday, May 20, 2016

Note cards (Thurs + Friday)


  • Sample note cards for source
  • Begin own note cards
  • Finish note cards for one of your sources for Monday's class

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Navigating and Organizing our Sources


  • How to do note cards
  • Sample for bison articles

  • Finish sources document for Thursday.  Make sure you have site analyses for all sites found through a regular Google search.

Sample Sources for Note Taking

Source 1-- https://www.doi.gov/blog/15-facts-about-our-national-mammal-american-bison

Source 2--http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/region/4028314-buffalo-now-national-mammal-after-obama-signs-bison-legacy-act

Sources Workshop

Continue to work on finding your sources.  Remember that a printed Google Doc of your sources is due on Thursday along with site evaluations for any sources that you do not find through the library search engine or through Google Scholar/Books.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Our Own Research


For our research speech, you need to find a total of three to four sources minimum on your topic.  One source must be from Google Scholar, and one source must be from Destiny's Webpath Express.  The others may be from books or a regular Google search.  However, anything from a regular Google Search needs a source evaluation completed to go along with it.

Sites to reference:
  • scholar.google.com
  • https://rcsu.follettdestiny.com/cataloging/servlet/presentwpesearchform.do?l2m=WebPath%20Express
Setting up your Google Doc:

You may save resources to your Google account for Google Scholar or to your backpack on the Webpath site. However, I am asking you to create a Google Doc that keeps all of these links that you initially find in one place.  You probably will find far more sites now than you will use in the speech (the 3-4 sources).  This will help to organize them and to provide you with a single place to reference later for citations.  

Title: Your last name and the word sources

Headings in the document:
1. Links from Google Scholar
2. Links from Webpath
3. Web Links (with a paper evaluation to go with it)

Thursday, May 12, 2016



  • Introduction to Improv
  • Improv Rules 
  • Practice: Charades

  • Start thinking about research for your project.  We will be starting this officially tomorrow.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Supporting Information: Narratives


  • Narrative Notes
  • Group analysis of sample narratives

  • Make sure that you have everything handed in that you need to

Friday, May 6, 2016

Example Analysis


  • Review Sample Speech
  • Examples Handout
  • Korea Speech
    • 3 examples of examples (quote part and provide page number so that I can find them)
    • Which type of example is it?
    • Does the example work where it is located in the text?  (Does its placement make sense?)  How?
    • Does it contain only important details?
    • Does the author use any transitional words or phrases to introduce it?  Which?
  • Finish example analysis for Monday
  • Finish brainstorming for Monday

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Finding your Specific Purpose


  • Steps on finding a specific purpose
  • How to turn it into a thesis statement
  • Reading Sample: Seuss Speech
  • Review Seuss speech and questions

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Topic Analysis


  • Mind Mapping
  • Topic Questions

  • Start thinking about which topic you might want to focus on

Tuesday, May 3, 2016



  • Brainstorming
  • Topic Charts
  • Media and Internet Prompts
  • None but all forms of brainstorming are due at the end of class