English 10 Independent Reading Persuasive Presentation 100 points
Assignment: You will give a 2-4 minute speech about an independent reading book of your choice. Your speech needs to persuade the audience to read or not read your independent reading book selection. Using ethos, pathos, and/or logos you will convince the audience that your book is a must read (or must avoid) over summer break. You may use one 4X6 note card during your speech as a reference only. Do not attempt to write your entire speech on the notecard!!
Presentations will be graded using the rubric on the opposite side of these instructions.
Holds attention of entire audience with use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at note card.
Uses direct eye contact consistently with audience, but still returns to note card.
Displays minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from note card.
Does not make eye contact with audience. Report is read from note card.
Poise / Confidence
Displays relaxed, self-confident nature about self, with no mistakes.
Displays little or no tension; may make minor mistakes, but quickly recovers from them.
Displays mild tension; has trouble recovering from mistakes.
Displays tension and nervousness; has trouble recovering from mistakes.
Uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of words so that all audience members can hear. Achieves intentional and appropriate modulation/ inflection.
Uses a clear voice and pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members can hear presentation. Employs effective modulation/ inflection.
Uses a low voice. Student incorrectly pronounces words. Audience members have difficulty hearing presentation. Attempts modulation/ inflection.
Mumbles, incorrectly pronounces words, and speaks too quietly for a majority of students to hear. Lacks modulation/ inflection.
Content and Focus
Presents a strong, attention-getting opening. Clearly explains the claim of why the book should be read or avoided. Accurately uses ethos, pathos, and/or logos to convince the audience to read or avoid the text.
Presents a good, attention-getting opening. Explains the claim of why the book should be read or avoided. Uses mostly relevant examples of ethos, pathos, and/or logos to convince the audience to read or avoid the text.
Attempts an attention-getting opening. Somewhat explains the claim of why the book should be read or avoided.. Attempts to use ethos, pathos, and/or logos although the explanation may only be partially successful.
May not use an attention-getting opening. Does not adequately explain why or why not the independent reading book should be read or avoided.. Unsuccessfully attempts to use ethos, pathos, and/or logos. .