Agenda TKAM Quiz District Assessment
HW For tomorrow you will need: Your TKAM text Your finalized speech Your notebook
Happy Tuesday! Today we are going to think outside of our day to day lives. It’s a big world out there!
Brainteasers!!! 1. If you had a ton of feathers and a ton of stones which would be heavier? 2. A wise king devised a contest to see who would receive the Princess' hand in marriage. The Princess was put in a 50 x 50 foot carpeted room. Each of her four suitors were put in one corner of the room with a small box to stand on. The first one to touch the Princess' hand would be the winner and become the new King.The rules were the contestants could not walk over the carpet, cross the plane of the carpet, or hang from anything; nor could they use anything but their body and wits (i.e. no magic, telepathy, nor any items such as ladders, block and tackles etc). One suitor figured out a way and married the Princess and became the new King. What did he do? Agenda Brainteaser TKAM Quiz Everyday Extraordinary Writing Assignment
TKAM Quiz Please do your best!!
Everyday Extraordinary All over the world there are normal people deciding to do extraordinary things. As we watch this video think about the characters in TKAM. Who is the Everyday Extraordinary there?
In the Writing Section Pick one character in TKAM that you think is an everyday extraordinary. Write (10+ sentences) explaining who and why. Be sure to give examples from the text.
Think, Pair, Share Share what you read with the person sitting next to you. Did they write about the same person? What is the same/ different about the events you noticed?
Group Discussion Let’s talk about it!! Talking Points: What makes a hero? What is each person’s responsibility to their fellow man? What motivates each character to act the way they do? Who is really a morally GOOD person?
Writing Section Add to your paragraph from earlier. Make a prediction – how will the person and the actions you wrote about before shape what happens in the story?
HW • Read through Chapter 20 by Thursday • Practice your Speech!!!
It’s WEDNESDAY!!! Tomorrow we begin Round 1 of our debates!!
Brainteaser: Inside each set of the following words, there are a pair of smaller words. By putting & between them, lo & behold, you'll make a familiar phrase. For example, "Thighbone/Swallowtail" conceals "High & Low." 1. Skyrocketing/Trolleyman2. Thermometer/Apoplexy 3. Delaware/Bordering 4. Surprised/Trashiness 5. Throughout/Stumblebum Agenda Brain Teaser Crossfire Conclusion Practice Figurative Language
Crossfire is…. The questioning periods give debate interactivity and a chance to build clash. In crossfire, both debaters have equal access to the floor, but the first question must be asked to the debater who just finished speaking by a debater from the other side. After the initial question and answer, either debater may question or answer. A debater who attempts to dominate or be rude to his opponent will lose points. Good questions are brief and good answers must meet the question.
Crossfire Round 1 Speaker 1 - Pro If you are unable to answer try and redirect the question to make the Con. look weaker. Must ask 1st Question. Should try and find loophole or weak parts of opponents argument. Speaker 2 - Con
Crossfire Round 2 Speaker 1 - Pro Must ask 1st Question. Should try and find loophole or weak parts of opponents argument, use this time to strengthen or highlight strong facts from your case. If you are unable to answer try and redirect the question to make the Pro. look weaker. Speaker 2 - Con
Summary Speeches • Choose the most important argument you are winning, and summarize the analysis and evidence that make it so important. • Answer the most important argument you may be losing by summarizing the analysis and evidence that you believe takes out the opponent’s argument. • Expose a major inconsistency made by your opponent—two arguments that contradict each other—at least one of which the opponent is focusing on to win the debate. REMEMBER- You only have one minute so get to the point quickly!!
Debating Tips and Strategies • There are many ways to structure a debate • There are also different strategies for participating in debates, today, we will look at some of these strategies
Don't 's Do's and of Debating • DON’T let your emotions get the better of you. • DO stay calm and speak in a clear, rational voice. • Remember, debaters do not always choose what side they’re on.
Important: • The first speaker in a debate must make sure that the resolution being debated is clearly stated and defined. • DON’T side track your opponents with irrelevant points, stay on topic.
DON’T attack your opponents. • DO stick to your planned, researched arguments. • TIPS: • Cue cards can help a debater to stay focused, but DON’T read from them, use them as a guide. • Speak to the audience or moderator.
DO thoroughly research your topic and position, the best start to squashing a rebuttal is a well researched, well designed presentation. • DON’T simply state facts: • This is the path to being a dull speaker • Not stating sources or not backing up statements can lead to heavy rebuttal from your opponents
DO use humor and / or anecdotes in your speaking: • Using examples helps illustrate your position, and uses an argument of precedence • Stories or jokes that are appropriate can be very involving
DO be aware of time constraints, if there are any. • TIP: • Practice your initial speech so you will be “on top” of the situation. • Know what it feels like to speak for the allotted length of time, speaking too much or not enough weakens your position.
DON’T try to “juggle” too many points at once. State your ideas in a logical order. • TIP: the more you practice and plan your speaking, the less nervous you will be. • DON’T use inappropriate language or gestures: • People will ignore your information if not presented in an appropriate manner.
Remember: Any argument that you do not address in a rebuttal will be left in the memory of others as your opponents stated it. Likewise, any rebuttal from your opponents that you do not address will also be left in the minds of your audience / judges.
DO be aware of what your partner(s) plans are. • DON’T work alone and risk being redundant, make the most of your team’s time.
DO recycle information in your closing speech. • TIP: • The closing speaker(s) should sum up all relevant arguments and rebuttals without introducing any new information.
Follow these tips and suggestions, and everything will come together for a successful debate!!!
Judging • Judges evaluate teams on the quality of the arguments actually made, not on their own personal beliefs, and not on issues they think a particular side should have covered. • Judges should assess the bearing of each argument on the truth or falsehood of the assigned resolution. The pro should prove that the resolution is true, and the con should prove that the resolution is not true. When deciding the round, judges should ask, “If I had no prior beliefs about this resolution, would the round as a whole have made me more likely to believe the resolution was true or not true?”
Figurative Language Review 1 This week we are going to review several KEY terms in figurative language.
Figurative Language Comparing opposites: Oxymoron vs Paradox
Paradox vs Oxymoron While Paradox is a statement or a group of statements, oxymoron is a combination of two contradictory terms. 1.Paradox is a statement or a group of statements. Oxymoron is a combination of two contradictory terms.2.Paradox consists of a whole sentence or a paragraph. Oxymoron on the other hand comes with only two words that contradicts itself.3.Paradox is an action that is contradictory and oxymoron is a description of a phrase
Practice – Which is which? "I must be cruel to be kind". Shakespeare in Hamlet “In doubt his Mind or Body to prefer Born but to die and reasoning but to err . . . Created half to rise and half to fall; Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all, Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurl'd: The glory, jest, and riddle of the world,” Pope “Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing-a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.” Shaw “That car is pretty ugly!!”