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We will be commenting on a Ted Talk. Here is the Ted Talk on the Ted website so that you can see the interactive transcript.  You will take notes on your personal blog as a PreWrite and tomorrow put the Final Draft version onto the Ted Talk post.  You will be graded using this rubric.

  1. Clear introductory paragraph with thesis.  This only needs to be a couple of sentences in length.
  2. 2-3 body paragraphs with a minimum of 6 sentences each.
    • one paragraph should summarize the Talk
    • at least one paragraph will express your opinion on the talk, looking at the argument presented, the delivery skills, and persuasiveness of the Talk
  3. Clear conclusion and recommendation.  This only needs to be a few sentences in length.

Here are some sample student responses to give you guidance.

You will need to start taking notes on your blog about Ms. Chimamanda Adichie’s Talk on your personal blog.   Your response must be Consider the following in your response
  1. Summary of key ideas: What is the Talk about? Why did she want to tell her story?
    1. What are some of the “single stories” she shared in her Talk?
    2. How did this shape her?
    3. What did she mean by “default” setting?
  2. Reaction:  Select 2 statements to use as quotes in your response; record and react to (reflect about) her statement
  3. Explain how the Talk  influenced your thinking about the topic or the text(s)
  4. Real World Connections: Identify and explain a connection to . . .

another writer/poet news article movie song
commercial Photograph/painting TV show person you know
experience you had observation another culture famous/infamous person
your choices . . . .
What are some of the single stories about …
  • teenagers?
  • girls/boys?
  • blacks? whites? hispanics?
  • foreigners?
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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in Curriculum


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