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2.8: Unit Project Part 2- Personal Profile

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    Project: Personal Profile

    Task

    1. Write a 1-2 paragraph summary talking about the person you interviewed. Practice reading it several times. Memorize your presentation and make a video of yourself talking about this person.
    2. Include the following:
      • Give the person's name.
      • Explain what the person does in his or her job each day.
      • Say what the person does in his/her free time.
      • Say what the person values most in life.
    3. Make a note of -s endings and appropriate places to use linking in your transcript. You must submit your transcript along with your video.
    4. Make a video of yourself presenting your summary. Focus on using correct pronunciation and making your speech clear. Listen to your recording, note your mistakes, then make your video again. When you're ready, submit your video.
    5. Include at least one picture that will help us better understand your story. You can use a PowerPoint or a picture. Include your visual in your video.
    6. Your summary should be a minimum of 8-10 sentences long.

    Purpose: Why are we doing this?

    • You will practice speech giving skills including volume, eye contact, organization, and presenting information.
    • You will review and practice using pronunciation features we have learned in class including stress in individual words, -s endings and connected speech.

    Rubric

    60 Points Possible

    Criteria Excellent Good Needs Improvement (Resubmission Required) No Marks (Resubmission Required)
    10 7 5 0

    Content

    • Give the person's name.
    • Explain what the person does in his or her job each day.
    • Say what the person does in his/her free time.
    • Say what the person values most in life.
    • The summary is a minimum of 8-10 sentences.
    The student meets all 5 requirements. The student meets 3-4 of the 5 requirements. Student meets 2 of the 4 requirements. Student meets 1 or fewer requirements.
    Speech organization and clarity (interesting, clear explanation) The speech is well organized. The presentation is interesting and a clear explanation is given. There are some errors in grammar, sentence structure and/vocabulary that can occasional cause confusion for the listener, but most of the presentation is clear. There are some errors in grammar, sentence structure and/or vocabulary that can occasionally cause confusion for the listener, but most of the presentation is clear. The presentation is poorly organized and very difficult to follow.
    Volume and eye contact The student speaks loudly enough to be heard comfortably and the student looks directly at the camera. The student has memorized most of the presentation and speaks confidently with little aid from notes. The student looks at the video occasionally. The student is reading some of the presentation and has made some attempt to practice or memorize the presentation before recording. The student is clearly reading most of the presentation and has made little attempt to practice or memorize the presentation before recording. The student is too reliant on notes. The student's face is not seen during the video at any time and/or the student reads the entire presentation with little evidence that he/she understands what is being read.

    Pronunciation Focus

    • Vowel Sounds
    • Consonant Sounds
    • Linking Consonants to Vowels
    • -S Endings
    • Linking - endings to the next word
    The student is very clear and easy to understand. Individual words are clear. Student successful uses linking between -s endings and the next word. The student is mostly clear and easy to understand. Student usually uses linking between -s endings and the next word. The student is understandable some of the time. Student occasionally uses linking between -s endings and the next word. Most of the presentation is difficult to understand. Student does not pronounce the majority of -s endings correctly and doesn't make any attempt at linking.
    Transcript Transcript is provided. -S endings and linking are correctly identified. Transcript is provided. Most -s endings and linking are correctly identified. Transcript is provided. Some -s endings and linking are correctly identified. Transcript is not provided OR no -s endings and linking are correctly identified.
    Visual Student provides a picture.     No visual is provided.
    Total        

    Example

    Example Transcript

    Andy is from Oxford, but he lives in San Diego. In his free time, Andy likes to read and go running. He also cooks, plays the guitar, and listens to podcasts. He avoids eating meat because meat production hurts the environment. Andy is a farmer. He drives a pickup truck. Everyday he works outside. He plants and waters crops. He also pulls weeds and does harvesting, and he repairs fences. He loves working outside and taking lots of fresh air. Andy teaches other farmers about sustainable agriculture. He wants to teach them how to protect the environment.

    a picture of the above transcript with -s endings and linking marked

    Analyze for Organization

    What information is included in the summary about Andy? Take notes in the table below. You do not need to write complete sentences.

    Questions Your notes

    Background information:

    • Name
    • Where's he from?
    • Where does he live?
     
    Hobbies:  

    Food:

    • What does he like/not like?
    • What does he eat/not eat?
     

    Job:

    • What's his job?
    • What does he do every day?
    • Why does he like his job?
     

    Values:

    • What is important to Andy?
     

    Other:

    • Did you learn any additional, important, or interesting information about him?
     

    Brainstorm/Plan

    Watch the video interview you made for Part 1 of the Unit 2 Project. Take notes on the important or interesting information you learned from your interview. Note: If you didn't get enough information from the first interview, you might want to go back and ask your interviewee more questions.

    Questions Your notes

    Background information:

    • Name
    • Where's he/she from?
    • Where does he/she live?
     
    Hobbies:  

    Food:

    • What does he/she like/not like?
    • What does he/she eat/not eat?
     

    Job:

    • What's his/her job?
    • What does he/she do every day?
    • Why does he/she like his/her job?
     

    Values:

    • What is important to this person?
     

    Other:

    • Did you learn any additional, important, or interesting information about the person you interviewed?
     

    Write

    Write a rough draft of your summary. Submit it to your teacher for feedback before you make your video.

    Post-Project Discussion

    Your classmates videos will be posted on an online forum. Watch two of your classmates' videos. Post a thoughtful comment or question to each classmate or group.


    This page titled 2.8: Unit Project Part 2- Personal Profile is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

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