LESSON EIGHT: Performance and Reflection on Listening and Speaking
Students perform and reflect on the Slam competition.
W3A Write a personal narrative for real-life experiences.
W3C Write a reflective paper that compares specific incidents and themes.
§ Write to evaluate own effectiveness in presentations
§ Sources of literature
o Scoring guide created in Lesson Four
§ Handouts provided
o Student copies of Slam competition judging scoring guide in Lesson Four
o Slam Competition handout
o Student copies of Post-Performance Reflection Essay of Formative Assessment
§ Words to Know
o reflective paper
Student participation in the Slam evaluated using the Slam competition created in Lesson Four. Listening skills evaluated through the Slam judging guide. Students’ performance preparation is evaluated through the Performance Reflection Essay. Scoring guide provided.
Thumbs up/Thumbs down
After each performance have audience/students signal thumbs up or down indicating a good performance according to the scoring guide. Have students then signal if this performance was better than the performance before it.
Each audience/student is given a sheet of play money before the competition begins. As the competition goes on students write in pencil on each dollar bill the performer’s name awarding a dollar amount to the performance, not to exceed the amount they were given in the beginning. At the conclusion of the competition students will cut apart the play money and distribute to the students. Then each student can add up all the money they earned and a top performance can be declared
This written assignment could be completed in class immediately following the competition, in class the following day or as a take-home assignment. The teacher should not allow students to begin the reflection while they are still members of the audience.