|Mrs. Nada AbiSamra
ESL- High School
are expected to work in teams of at least 2 in order to develop a 30 minute
presentation to be given in class on an issue related to the themes we
have been studying. The team will select one theme and obtain
my approval. Each member of the team will then choose, on his/her
own, a different topic within this theme and also obtain my approval.
In teams, you will have to introduce and conclude the common Theme, but
each member will have his/her own introduction and conclusion related to
the topic they have individually chosen. There are, as you know well,
two parts to this project: Oral and Written. These oral/written
presentations, in addition to the in-class Essays that will follow them,
will replace your Exams.
criteria used to grade the Oral Presentation will include:
handout "Panel Presentations: Evaluation Criteria")
Introduction of Team Members-
Title of THEME- Outline of the whole presentation-
General Purpose- Interest arousal-
Presentation style + Enthusiasm-
Introduction & Conclusion of THEME (including thesis statement + restatement
Collaboration among/transition between Team Members- Questions elicited-
Visual Aids used in common-
Timing of presentation.
Title of the TOPIC presented- Goal of presentation (explanation)-
Outline of individual presentation + Organization.
Introduction: Interest arousal + thesis statement.
Facts provided (Remember to PARAPHRASE) + sources/references
(A statement about where information used in the presentation was obtained
Activities used to make sure the students have grasped the information
provided (ex: short quiz, questionnaire, item ranking...).
Presentation style + Enthusiasm + Index cards.
Language & Mechanics.
Visual aids used: overhead transparencies or PowerPoint slides to visually
present the major points.
(It is suggested to use one to two more visual(s), such as handouts or
Conclusion/brief review of all major points covered in the presentation.
Time for class questions.
team must notify me a week PRIOR to their presentation regarding what equipment
they need for their presentation: overhead, VCR, or PC. If using
music, the portable stereo system will have to be supplied by the team.
Don't forget to provide a copy of "Panel
Presentations: Evaluation Criteria" for each one of your classmates
including me to get our feedback. If you have your OWN Evaluation Form
it will be much better.
addition to the Oral presentation, each Team must submit a Written Presentation
that should include the following components:
1. Cover Page.(Title
of THEME + Illustration, Team Name, Names of all team members,
Name of school, Name of teacher, Subject, Class, Date)
2. Outline of
overall presentation of THEME including the TOPICS with their subheadings.
Don't forget to mention the page numbers.
The outline should state when slides and activities are used during the
It should also provide an explanation for why each activity was chosen.
3. Purpose of
5. Topics of
individual team members- Each topic will include the following:
6. Conclusion of
a- Cover page for individual
member (Title of TOPIC + Illustration, Team
Name, Student Name, Name of school, Name of teacher, Subject, Class,
b- Detailed outline
of presentation + corresponding page numbers
c- Purpose of topic
e- Facts- PARAPHRASE!
(+ titles and subheadings + pictures)
f- Personal Analysis
h- References (They
should be written according to the APA
Your references should consist of Three to
Four works minimum.
sources, at least one book, refereed journals...)
i- Appendix that includes:
1- paper copies
of overhead transparencies or PowerPoint slides,
quizzes, cartoons or anything else you would provide
2- an evaluation
form that you have created for your presentation.
3- a paragraph
describing how you proceeded to work on this project
and how much you benefited from it.
4- comment on the
compatibility and cooperation of all team
members in regards to preparation.
or Sources for further information.
8. Paper copies
of overhead transparencies or PowerPoint slides, handouts,
cartoons or anything else you would provide as a Team during the
on a single page from all the team members regarding this
Team Worksheets: Team pledge, Team leader pledge, Team
First team progress report, Team Progress Reports, Team schedule,
Team work evaluation,
Team listening skills evaluation, Conflict negotiation rating sheet, Self-esteem
Leadership self-assessment, Team leader evaluation,Team assessment.
10. Final Words/
reports are due the same day of the assigned presentation!!!
Any area above not
addressed may affect the team's grade.
All team members
will receive an individual grade and a Team grade.
The Final Individual
Grade will consist of:
Oral presentation grade
Written topic presentation
grade on Team functioning
and cooperation among team members
grade on the oral/written
presentation of the theme + booklet.
grade= the sum of the
grades individual team members received
on their topics
divided by the number of team members.
All team members
will receive the same grade on the Introduction &
Make sure that in
your PRESENTATION you:
at least one activity that provides an opportunity to reflect on,
with, or practice some aspect of the presentation topic.
sources for further information.
clear: voice projection, enunciation of words, knowledge of information.
properly: you should be energetic/enthusiastic; exhibit adequate
transition between speakers.
a professional appearance
Remember, the non-speaking
members need to be very attentive and helpful during other team members'
presentations. Otherwise they, and the presenter, both lose points.
Each team has to
submit a copy of the whole project on one floppy disc.
CREATIVITY is a
document you submit will not be returned to you.
Outlines from all teams are due at least 3 weeks prior to the presentation.
*First drafts are
due 2 weeks prior to the presentation.
if you need to keep a copy of it.)
will get a sheet with your grade and my evaluation.
Format- General requirements
Written Project word-processed, one inch margins all round.
Font: Times New Roman- Courier New- Variable Width.
Font size 12; Lines Double-Spaced.
Headings & Subheadings in bold.
Thesis statement & Restatement of thesis underlined.
Number of pages: at least 10 for each topic presentation (without the
Minimal Number of lines for main parts: Introduction (15 lines),
Facts (40 lines), Analysis (30 lines), Conclusion (15 lines).
For footnotes or endnotes refer to the school
booklet "Guidelines for the ACS
Project handed in as a Booklet including THEME and all topics.
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