Essay and Presentation:
Someone who inspires me...
Essay due date: Week 42: no later than October 14th.
Presentation due date: Week 43: no later than October 23rd.
Directions for your project:
First choose an English speaking person that inspires you. They could be a musician, an athlete, a historical figure, a politician, an actor or actress, a writer, a poet, an activist, or maybe even someone you know personally. Then submit the name of your choice to me via email email@example.com
Think of all the reasons this person inspires you to better your life, achieve your goals, or make the world a better place.
Because they are rich, is not a good reason.
Because their music is dope, is not a good reason.
Because they are hot, is not a good reason.
Then research the person you have chosen. Use the techniques we have practiced to make your research and note-taking easier and more efficient. You will be provided worksheets to help organize your information. These pages will not be graded but I strongly recommend using them.
Next, use the information you have gathered to write a five (5) paragraph essay with a standard introduction, three (3) paragraph body, and a conclusion that outlines your inspiring person. Essays must be submitted no later than Wednesday, October 14th (week 42). This gives you 9 hours of class time to work on this project.
Finally, you will create an Adobe Spark video presentation about your inspiring person. Spark is a program that allows you to record audio and attach it to the presentation slides. You will record audio of yourself delivering your information (in English) about your chosen person and attach it to the slides in your video presentation. Completed presentations must be submitted no later than Friday, October 23rd (week 43). This gives you 11 hours of class time to work on this project. Your video presentation will be played for your class/group at a later date.
Use Google Documents to type your standard 5 paragraph essay (introduction, 3 paragraph body, and conclusion)
Minimum: 1 full page of text + 1 page listing your research sources
Use Arial font, size 14 for the heading & 12 for text
Use proper paragraphing, capitalization, and punctuation
Submit your completed essay though the Google Classroom Assignment and mark the task as done.
Use Adobe Spark to create a video presentation
Have a minimum of 15 slides in your Spark presentation
List your credits/sources at the end (does not count towards the 15 slide minimum)
Audio of you verbally presenting (in English) your information and thoughts about your chosen person
3-4 minutes in length
Things to think about:
Have you clearly shared information about your topic and included answers to the questions provided in your packet?
Have you correctly incorporated transition and sequence words?
Did you speak clearly?
Did you correctly use tone of voice and intonation during your presentation?
Have you kept the interest of your audience?
Do you have a proper introduction, body, and conclusion?
Used descriptive language?
Used correct grammar and word order?
Used correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?