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Speaker Report

Catyn Coburn

Description

Students report on the presentation of a guest speaker by taking notes on the presentation, creating a rough draft, and submitting a final copy for possible inclusion in a local newspaper.

Objectives

The student writes fluently for a variety of occasions, audiences, and purposes, making appropriate choices regarding style, tone, level of detail, and organization.

The student selects and uses appropriate listening strategies according to the intended purpose (such as solving problems, interpreting and evaluating the techniques and intent of a presentation, and taking action in career-related situations).

The student uses effective strategies for informal and formal discussions, including listening actively and reflectively, connecting to and building on the ideas of a previous speaker, and respecting the viewpoints of others.

Materials

-Writing Rubric (Associated File)
-Guest speaker

Preparations

Assist in securing a guest speaker.
Prepare copies of the Writing Rubric for students.

Procedures

Authentic Context:
You are a student reporter for the local community newspaper. You have been assigned to write an article summarizing the key points of a guest speakerís high school Career Day presentation. You will take notes, outline, and submit a rough draft to the editor of the paper for approval. After receiving approval for your rough copy, you will produce a final copy for publication.

1. Facilitate a discussion of note-taking and outlining.
2. Present the authentic context.
3. Provide a sample presentation on the education profession; students will practice taking notes, outlining, and writing a first draft.
4. Facilitate a discussion of career interests for possible guest speakers.
5. Students should reach a consensus of whom to invite to speak to the class.
6. Volunteer student calls prospective speaker(s) to schedule a presentation(s).
7. Review Writing Rubric to clarify expectations.
8. Speakers from the business community make presentations to the class about their career fields.
9. Students take notes, outline, and submit a rough draft to the teacher for approval.
10. Review the notes, the outlines, and the rough draft.
11. Return corrected first draft for rewrite.
12. Students submit final copy for teacher assessment.

Enhancement:
Students submit articles for inclusion in the school paper.
Students submit articles for inclusion in the local paper.
Students create a newsletter for the school.
Students submit articles for inclusion in the parent newsletter.

Assessments

Use the Writing Rubric provided in the associated file to assess the final report.

Extensions

Students submit articles for inclusion in the school paper.
Students submit articles for inclusion in the local paper.
Students create a newsletter for the school.
Students submit articles for inclusion in the parent newsletter.

Attached Files

A Writing Rubric.     File Extension: pdf

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