Thursday, May 22, 2014

Research Papers, Persuasive Speeches, and Finals (oh my!)

We are closing in on lots of big projects here in B-08. English 11 students are pushing through to the end with To Kill a Mockingbird and the research that goes along with it. The final research paper is due on Tuesday at the end of class. It will be submitted digitally and graded that way too! I am crossing my fingers for a smooth grading process. Ha! I am sure the students are as well.

English 11- here are some helpful links:
Purdue OWL - for in-text citations information.
MLA Sample Paper - for a visual aid in what your paper should be looking like.
Cat Bounce - Because you all need to relax.


In Speech the students are researching and starting their outlines for the Persuasive Speech, this is the longest and hardest speech of the course. We spend 2-3 days just researching and creating the correct MLA works cited page, then we start organizing the information into an outline. Then, the students begin memorizing, making visual aids, and practicing. This speech is worth 160 points. Here is a good examples of a Persuasive Speech:

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