Newspapers

This TED video ,with almost 50M views, (already viewed and discussed in class) explains how our body language communicates not only to others, but also to our selves. We learned how to prepare our body—how to prepare our self—to handle stressful situations like giving a newspaper speech or, later in your lives, preparing for your first job interview. We also saw parts of this video about how our body communicates to others. Here is your newspaper speech assignment and how you will be marked, along with some examples of poster boards for students who might want to make a poster instead of a Google Slide. In both cases, you need to make use of visual information—pictures—to support the ideas that you share with your audience by referring to them from time to time during your speech. The article you choose does not have to be recent and, if you want, you can even use the same article you used in the October practise round for your presentation in November. In the end, just be sure to choose an article about something that interests you. All assignment details are found in the above links. A printed copy of these links was sent home a few weeks ago. Looking forward to hearing your speech on Wednesday 28th November in the learning commons. Students have already received cue cards (recommended, so you can face your audience when you talk). I also have poster boards for students who would rather use paper than electronics. Just ask. All work for the newspaper presentation on November 28th, and subsequent newspaper speeches until June, will be done at home.

Age-and-content-appropriate, Teaching Kids News is an excellent place to start.


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