Tomorrow’s Test: V + V + HD.
- Why is B a “better” sentence than A?
- A. Jenni ate the hot dog, and she got sick.
- B. Because Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.
- Combine the following sentences into one in a way that shows how they are related to each other.
- He failed the test.
- He didn’t study.
- He didn’t think he needed to study.
- _____ (It’s a paper clip. The subheading says, “The only tool you’ll ever need.”)
- She blamed him for the incident and always looked at him with _____ afterwards.
- Vladek _____(es) Artie for using too many wooden matches…
- …because he is too “_____” to buy them.
- During the TV marathon, we _____(ed) for two days on chips, pizza, and Dr. Pepper.
- Sometimes it’s tough to not ______ to peer pressure.
- In The Outsiders, when we referred to a facade, we were saying that the person was _____(ing) about their true feelings.
- The prefix of this word means “before.” ______
- The root of this word means “to clean out.” _____
- Which word is similar in meaning to the academic word conflicted? ____
- * I’m not going to _____ to tell you how to do your job, because I don’t have your experience.
120 Seconds. The next performances will be on Tuesday.
Rubric (40 points)
- (1-6) Introduction-Presentation: How well done? Did reader give title, author, and genre of the book and brief setting of the scene? Did reader capture the audience’s attention immediately?
- (1-6) Mechanics: Reading Clarity. Is the pacing good? Are words pronounced correctly and easily understood? Are words read slowly enough for the audience’s understanding? Is there enough volume?
- (1-6) Stage Presence: Does the reader appear confident? Does the reader establish eye contact with the audience during the intro? Are gestures, if any, natural and appropriate to the reading? Does it look like she/he has practiced?
- (1-6) Reading Interpretation: Are characters identifiable/differentiated by your voice? Can you tell when it’s a question? Can you tell when description ends and dialogue begins? CAN YOU AVOID THE MONOTONE DRONE?
- (1-6) Quality of Selection: Is it entertaining, whether dramatic, suspenseful, or funny? Does it make us want to read the book?
- (1-6) Audience Appeal: Is the reader holding the listeners’ attention? Overall impression?
- (1-?) Level of Difficulty: A typical page from The Outsiders = 3
- Four or fewer “uh’s” or inappropriate “likes.” (Subtract 1 point for each after four.)
- 105-135 seconds long, with at least half being oral reading. (-1 point for every 15 seconds too long or short)
- Bonus? Judges may award up to 4 bonus points for performances above and beyond the call of duty. (Props, costumes, extra dramatic, extra smooth, etc.)