The month of April is quickly coming to an end! This week our middle school speech writers should be completing their rough drafts of their speeches. The conclusion paragraph due date has been pushed back a day (now Thursday 4/18). Feedback will be coming in waves throughout the week.
Today we reviewed how to properly cite our sources. Students will be required to create a Works Cited page at the end of their speech. In-text citations will also be inserted to avoid plagiarism. Please remember to use MLA format for the in-text citations and Works Cited page.
Here is the link to the slideshow that was used in class: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KYC0mOUkwRFr0BOnjCgaWt-zL5WNWMTJadQTKUJpWaw/edit#slide=id.g566e4de188_0_148
Links that can be used to create the Works Cited Page. Please remember that Works Cited Page should be an additional page at the end of your speech document. You will not need to recite/include the in-text citations when you are giving your speech. However, when I am reading your speech and grading the content, please include both in-text citations and the Works Cited. Be sure to consult the MLA format on these sites.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Will we lose points for being over or under time?
A: Yes, depending on the amount of time you are over or under. Students will lose one mark for every 10 seconds over/under the required time frame. Remember that speeches need to be between four and five minutes in length.
Q: How long should my paragraphs be? How many paragraphs do I need?
A: There is no exact length for each paragraph. Paragraphs are typically not shorter than six sentences. Your speech should include a minimum of five paragraphs. Depending on how you organize your content you could have more than five.
Remember: You need to preview your three main points in your introduction. Your three body paragraphs should be written in the same order as they were previewed.