Weekly outline

  • 13 January - 19 January

    Monday:

    • Holiday Stories

    Tuesday:

    • Finish Holiday Stories
    • Review Oral Interpretation Short Stories Calendar and Assignment Requirements. 

    Wednesday:

    • Speech Games

    Thursday:

    • Begin watching The King's Speech

    Friday:

    • Continue watching The King's Speech





    Tuesday:

    • Holiday Stories
    • Listening Activities
    • Life Story Partners
    • Story and Questions
    • Bus Driver Activity
    • Story Starter Game
    • Telephone Game
    • Fortunately/Unfortunately Game: Start with a statemeent (I went to the movies yesterday). Go around the circle starting with,unfortunately (Unfortunately, the movie was sold out) then  the next person starts with fortunately (fortunately, I was able to get tickets to a different movie I wanted to see). Switch back and forth until someone pauses too long or starts with the wrong word. 

    Wednesday:

    • Read and Outline Chapter 3: Section 1: Listening is More Than Hearing

    Thursday:

    • Kahoot it Quiz
    • Good Listening Checklist
    • Assignment (Due Tuesday): Keep a log for 48 hours in which you record how many times you use the four ways to listen (Appreciative, Discriminative, Empathic, Critical) and make a small notation about each time you listened that way.  On Tuesday, we will discuss: How many times did you use each type of listening.  Did you use one type more than others? Why? Do you need more practice in using some types of listening? How can you get practice?
    • Simon Says Game
    • 1-minute Debates

    Friday:

    • Demo Drawing Prep
    • Assign: Create own design, must write out in clear, concise language 10-15 steps; drawing fits on 1/4 of page.
    • 20 January - 26 January

      Monday: NO SCHOOL (MLK Jr. Day)

      Tuesday-Friday: Absent due to injury

      • Work on Short Story Oral Interpretation Speeches and Peer Evaluations
      • Finish The King's Speech and watch Big Fish

      • 27 January - 2 February

        Monday-Friday: 

        • Short Story Oral Interpretation Speeches and Peer Evaluations

        • 3 February - 9 February

          Monday-Tuesday: 

          • Bracket Debate: Best Snack Foods

          Wednesday: Student Free Day

          Thursday: 

          • Finish movies from my absence

          Friday: Assembly 3ABC Schedule

          • Speech Games such as Fortunately/Unfortunately and Press Conference




          • Introduce Mock Trial

          Thursday:

          • Read through the case packet which is available on Google Classroom. Students should consider which role s/he wishes to play. Assignments will be made tomorrow. 

          Friday:

          • Assign all mock trial roles
          Monday:

          Tuesday:

          • Break into Defense/Prosecution teams and begin strategizing. 
          Wednesday: Student Free Day

          Thursday: 
          • Prep for Mock Trial
          • Mrs. Armstrong meets with all attorneys to discuss:
              • Opening and Closing Statements
              • Questioning witnesses: Directs vs. Cross Examinations
              • Objections: What? When? Why? How?

          Friday:

          • Prep for Mock Trial
          • Mrs. Armstrong meets with all witnesses. Witness narratives due by Tuesday

          • 10 February - 16 February

            Monday: Lincoln's B-day (No School)

            Tuesday: 

            • Prep for Mock Trial

            Wednesday: 

            • Prep for Mock Trial

            Thursday:

            • Prep for Mock Trial
            • Attorneys begin meeting with witnesses to develop questions

            Friday:

            • Prep for Mock Trial

            • 17 February - 23 February

              Monday: NO SCHOOL (Presidents' Day)

              Tuesday:

              • Prep for Mock Trial

              Wednesday:

              • Attorneys Only: All questions due
              • Prep for Mock Trial

              Thursday:

              • Prep for Mock Trial
              Friday: 

              • Prep for Mock Trial

              • 24 February - 1 March

                Monday: 

                • Final Prep for Mock Trial

                Tuesday: 

                • Opening Statements
                • Prosecution Witnesses

                Wednesday:

                • Prosecution Witnesses

                Friday:

                • Prosecution Witnesses

                • 2 March - 8 March

                  Monday: 

                  • Defense Witnesses

                  Tuesday:

                  • Defense Witnesses and Closing Statements

                  Wednesday:

                  • Jury Deliberations
                  • Sentencing (if applicable)
                  • Assign Jury Papers and Journalism Reports

                  Thursday:

                  • Introduce Debate Procedures, Grading Rubric, Process, etc. 
                  • Look over Debate Resolutions

                  Friday:

                  • Sign up for debates

                  • 9 March - 15 March

                    Monday:

                    • Research and prepare for the debates

                    Tuesday: 

                    • Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
                    • Assign Mini Rhetorical Debates
                    Wednesday: 

                    • Prepare for Rhetorical Debates

                    Thursday: 

                    • Rhetorical Debates with Audience Participation

                    Friday:

                    • Research and prepare for the debates
                    • Jury Paper Due

                    • 16 March - 22 March

                      Monday-Friday:

                      • Research and prepare for the debates

                      • 23 March - 29 March

                        SPRING BREAK!