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Feb 15

[P.3] From Declamations to Original Masterpieces

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

The week has quickly passed, and the class is now pressing close to the midway point of the third quarter. In the past three weeks, we have studied both the elements of making meaning and the essence of an excellent delivery. Thus, at this point in the class, students should realize that speaking before an audience is a privilege and that how an idea is expressed is equally as important as that which is being conveyed.Last week, students began sharing their declamations.…

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Oct 19

[A/B] In the Midst of Transit Transition

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

Classes that extend throughout the entire year do not have midterms. This is due to a schedule that rotates every other day.So as many students at Phillip O. Berry Academy prepare for midterms - racing toward the second half of the semester - my students will be transitioning into the second portion of the first quarter.In order to bring this section of the year to a close, we finished the first nine weeks with an exam on chapters one through four of Speech, and we will continue to present our Organized Speeches as we move further into the content of the first quarter.​​…

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Oct 11

[A/B] Speaking with Style and Structure

By Patrick C. Ames | Classroom Updates

Students completed their Declamations, and we are now beginning our Organize Your Speech unit.The focus of these speeches will be to engage the class with an original piece that has a definitive introduction, body, and conclusion.​Through the combination of both the Declamation and the Organized Speech, students are learning how to meld the structure of their speech with their personal speaking style - they are learning how to punctuate the content of their speeches though their nonverbal communication and vocal variety.​These first few speeches therefore function as the DNA for the remainder of the year, helping students to engage the oratorical processes that enhance the message(s) within their speeches.…

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