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11 12 - 13 - audience theater -letter speech

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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
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    • 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?

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