Hello. The spring semester is moving pretty quickly. In my speech making class, we had a mini-speech this week. The speech about how lightning works was pretty clear. When talking about a topic related to science, it can get confusing for the audience if they do not have a science background. However, the speaker explained clearly and did not use too many technical words. That made it easy to understand. The speech about how to do CPR was also very well done. The speaker had lots of good eye contact and clear slides. The speaker explained step-by-step how to do CPR. After watching this presentation, I feel confident that I could probably do CPR if I had to.
In the writing class, the students are working on the second draft of their descriptive essays. In this essay, students have to clearly describe what a place is like. They have to use their words to make a picture with words. When a person reads the essay, they should be able to see the place being described. The first drafts were a good start, but many of the students had to be more specific. That means this week they will go back and add more details to their essays.
We are also continuing to work on the novel Oliver Twist. We have had a couple of vocabulary quizzes, and we have been discussing the events of the story. Next week, they will need to voice act parts of the book and write a paragraph about one of the themes in the story. We will spend a few more weeks on the story, and then the students will need to write an essay based on the story.
That is all for this week. As the course progresses, we will get busier and busier. Have a good week.