Reflection: Perseverance Performing Recitations of Antony's Speech (Day 1 of 2) - Section 3: Recitation Demos

 

Grace under pressure.  No doubt about it, performance tasks like this require a great deal of perseverance from the students.  They are tempted to quit, shut down, and think it's too hard.  Alternatively, once they succeed, there is an obvious feeling of elation and accomplishment.  Too often, in the language arts, growth is gradual and even imperceptible to students; in this exercise, the performance is an obvious accomplishment for them, but it does not always come easy.  The important thing is to be flexible, allow students to show some leadership (as I have done in this lesson by allowing some students to perform early), and do some individual coaching of students to make sure rehearsals are sound. 

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Performing Recitations of Antony's Speech (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 11: Analyzing Rhetoric in Julius Caesar and Contemporary Speeches
Lesson 15 of 16

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate understanding of Antony's rhetoric and Shakespeare's language by reciting a key passage and explaining it through question and answer.

Big Idea: Today is the day to put the finishing touches on student recitations to see how their analysis of the speech and use of movements to memorize strengthen their recitations.

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