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

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11 12 - 13 - audience theater -letter speech

  1. 1. Writer’s Notebook <ul><li>“September” </li></ul><ul><li>Wow. Is it really September already? </li></ul>9/1/10 Content: Fun
  2. 2. Real-World Writing Turned Reader’s Theater Business Style Letters with Effective Tone
  3. 3. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Construct effective business letters using appropriate tone and audience awareness </li></ul><ul><li>To build a strong rebuttal paragraph that anticipates an argument from the opponent </li></ul><ul><li>Model letters through role-play </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss use of tone in each of </li></ul><ul><li>the five real-world writing tasks. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Business Letter <ul><li>In On-Demand writing, you may be asked to write a letter. 9 times out of 10, it will be a formal business letter. </li></ul><ul><li>Just like the business letters you have already learned about. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Letter <ul><li>Similar to speech </li></ul><ul><li>Not out loud, but you can directly address the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Can make use of first person </li></ul><ul><li>AUDIENCE AWARENESS </li></ul><ul><li>FORMAT </li></ul>
  6. 8. Working with one Partner <ul><li>Partner 1: Pretend you are an unhappy customer complaining about a malfunctioning or flawed product you have just purchased. Get a replacement. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You pick the product. Be creative but make sure it works within the context of the assignment. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Both Partners must write a business letter and must use appropriate tone for the audience and situation. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Writer’s Notebook <ul><li>“ Mr. Kcoow” </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a letter (don’t worry about full format w/ addresses) to Mr. Kcoow explaining why his assessment of students at Western is wrong. </li></ul>9/2/10 Content: On Demand (tone)
  8. 10. Letter Check <ul><li>Trade letters with a classmate. </li></ul><ul><li>Underline any direct address of the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Circle any universal “you” that does not refer to the intended audience </li></ul><ul><li>Check the format write a margin note for any missing elements of the letter </li></ul>
  9. 11. For Later <ul><li>Rewrite your letter </li></ul><ul><li>FOCUS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebuttal Paragraph </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. How You Will Be Evaluated <ul><li>Is there a clear thesis statement that reflects the writer’s position? -10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a “hook” in the intro to make readers want to read more? -10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a clear beginning, middle, and end? -10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Is the writer aware of their audience? -10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the writer anticipate and address opposing arguments or objections? -10 pts. </li></ul>
  11. 13. Speech <ul><li>Speeches are written to be read OUT LOUD </li></ul><ul><li>Write it as it should be spoken </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct address of audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhetorical questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can even use stage directions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Speech Tips <ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>audience does not have the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat crucial points they need to remember </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reasons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage the audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhetorical Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive Language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hook ‘em </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Introduction </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. Write a Speech <ul><li>Partner 1 (the Customer) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner 2 (the Customer Service Rep) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Writer’s Notebook <ul><li>“ Employable Graduates” </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a speech to school board to convince them to support or oppose this plan. </li></ul>9/3/10 Content: On Demand
  15. 17. Speech Evaluation <ul><li>Trade speeches with a classmate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the speech with the criteria to follow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A SPEECH: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. How You Will Be Evaluated <ul><li>Is there a clear thesis statement that reflects the writer’s position? UNDERLINE the thesis </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a “hook” in the intro to make readers want to read more? [BRACKET] the hook </li></ul><ul><li>Does the writer anticipate and address opposing arguments or objections? *Star the rebuttal paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Is the writer aware of their audience? -10 pts. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the writer make effective use of repetition for the crucial points? Circle the crucial points that are repeated </li></ul>
  17. 19. Audience a la Mode <ul><li>Complete the “Audience a la Mode” sheet </li></ul>
  18. 20. Writer’s Notebook <ul><li>“Letter/Speech Reflection” </li></ul><ul><li>What changed when you switched form letter format to a speech? </li></ul><ul><li>What changed when you switched from an individual audience to a group? </li></ul>
  19. 21. Homework <ul><li>Revise and rewrite your letter or speech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(choose one). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focus on audience awareness and suitable tone. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a rebuttal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your partner’s strongest argument against you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this not a strong argument? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why is your argument better? </li></ul></ul>

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