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Covers letter and speech format with a focus on audience awareness. 9/1 - 9/3/10

Covers letter and speech format with a focus on audience awareness. 9/1 - 9/3/10

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  • Wednesday, September 3rd

11 12 - 13 - audience theater -letter speech Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Writer’s Notebook
    • “September”
    • Wow. Is it really September already?
    9/1/10 Content: Fun
  • 2. Real-World Writing Turned Reader’s Theater Business Style Letters with Effective Tone
  • 3. Goals and Objectives
    • Construct effective business letters using appropriate tone and audience awareness
    • To build a strong rebuttal paragraph that anticipates an argument from the opponent
    • Model letters through role-play
    • Discuss use of tone in each of
    • the five real-world writing tasks.
  • 4. Business Letter
    • In On-Demand writing, you may be asked to write a letter. 9 times out of 10, it will be a formal business letter.
    • Just like the business letters you have already learned about.
  • 5. Letter
    • Similar to speech
    • Not out loud, but you can directly address the audience
    • Can make use of first person
    • AUDIENCE AWARENESS
    • FORMAT
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8. Working with one Partner
    • Partner 1: Pretend you are an unhappy customer complaining about a malfunctioning or flawed product you have just purchased. Get a replacement.
        • You pick the product. Be creative but make sure it works within the context of the assignment.
    • Partner 2: Pretend you are the customer service representative responding to the complaint of the customer. Your job is to make the customer happy but you CANNOT replace the product.
    • Both Partners must write a business letter and must use appropriate tone for the audience and situation.
  • 9. Writer’s Notebook
    • “ Mr. Kcoow”
    • Your evil math teacher, Mr. Kcoow, says that students at Western are worthless and will not amount to anything. He thinks it is a waste of time to try to teach you all because you all are just a bunch of derelicts with no future.
    • Write a letter (don’t worry about full format w/ addresses) to Mr. Kcoow explaining why his assessment of students at Western is wrong.
    9/2/10 Content: On Demand (tone)
  • 10. Letter Check
    • Trade letters with a classmate.
    • Underline any direct address of the audience
    • Circle any universal “you” that does not refer to the intended audience
    • Check the format write a margin note for any missing elements of the letter
  • 11. For Later
    • Rewrite your letter
    • FOCUS:
      • Format
      • Audience Awareness
      • Rebuttal Paragraph
  • 12. How You Will Be Evaluated
    • Is there a clear thesis statement that reflects the writer’s position? -10 pts.
    • Is there a “hook” in the intro to make readers want to read more? -10 pts.
    • Is there a clear beginning, middle, and end? -10 pts.
    • Is the writer aware of their audience? -10 pts.
    • Does the writer anticipate and address opposing arguments or objections? -10 pts.
  • 13. Speech
    • Speeches are written to be read OUT LOUD
    • Write it as it should be spoken
      • Direct address of audience
      • Repetition
      • Rhetorical questions
      • Voice
      • Can even use stage directions
  • 14. Speech Tips
    • Repetition
      • audience does not have the text
      • Repeat crucial points they need to remember
        • Thesis
        • Reasons
        • Thesis
    • Engage the audience
      • Direct address
      • Rhetorical Questions
      • Inclusive Language
    • Hook ‘em
      • Strong Introduction
  • 15. Write a Speech
    • Partner 1 (the Customer)
      • Write a speech to a group of local business owners explaining the importance of customer service. Use a personal experience to illustrate your point about dealing with customers who purchase defective merchandise.
    • Partner 2 (the Customer Service Rep)
      • Write a speech to a group of local consumers (people who buy stuff) explaining the best way to deal with customer service. Use a personal experience to illustrate your point about the best way to deal with customer service when returning defective merchandise.
  • 16. Writer’s Notebook
    • “ Employable Graduates”
    • JCPS is concerned students are not prepared for the current job market when they graduate from high school. The district plans to implement a new graduation requirement. Students will be required to create a proper resume, complete a practice job interview, and be determined as “employable” before they are allowed to graduate.
    • Write a speech to school board to convince them to support or oppose this plan.
    9/3/10 Content: On Demand
  • 17. Speech Evaluation
    • Trade speeches with a classmate
      • Evaluate the speech with the criteria to follow
    • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPEECH:
      • Write a speech to a group of local business owners explaining the importance of customer service. Use a personal experience to illustrate your point about dealing with customers who purchase defective merchandise.
  • 18. How You Will Be Evaluated
    • Is there a clear thesis statement that reflects the writer’s position? UNDERLINE the thesis
    • Is there a “hook” in the intro to make readers want to read more? [BRACKET] the hook
    • Does the writer anticipate and address opposing arguments or objections? *Star the rebuttal paragraph
    • Is the writer aware of their audience? -10 pts.
    • Does the writer make effective use of repetition for the crucial points? Circle the crucial points that are repeated
  • 19. Audience a la Mode
    • Complete the “Audience a la Mode” sheet
  • 20. Writer’s Notebook
    • “Letter/Speech Reflection”
    • What changed when you switched form letter format to a speech?
    • What changed when you switched from an individual audience to a group?
  • 21. Homework
    • Revise and rewrite your letter or speech
      • (choose one).
    • Focus on audience awareness and suitable tone.
    • Use a rebuttal
      • What is your partner’s strongest argument against you?
      • Why is this not a strong argument?
      • Why is your argument better?