CALS 183 Lab 3 outline Wednesday 12 September, 2012, 3-4pm 207 Morrill

For Dramatic Readings Labs Monday Sept 17 - Friday Sept 21.

How's everything going?   How were labs?   Questions? 

Goal: take a video using flip campera, transfer to laptop, copy to flash drive




BEFORE your next LAB:

-Get updated list of your students and lab materials (name tents pens, handouts) from Dr. L

-Update the Speaking and Lab Roles Schedules for the semester: generally 8-9 speakers max per lab and Post on web.

-Use Grading Templates:

-Email your students who will be giving a dramatic reading the week of Sept 12-16 and remind them to be prepared.


Bring to lab:

-Names Tents and materials for new ones: cards, pens

-Dramatic Reading Critique Sheets and pencil with eraser

-Timing Sheets

-Stop watch or something to keep time.

-"Master of Ceremonies Checklist"

-"hat" with all students names on slips of paper

-Lab Roles sheet with who is doing what when (print from web)

-Speech schedule sheets of who is speaking when (print from web)

-Attendance sheet for attendance taker
-Student "Critique of Presentation" Templates (one per student)



Go to lab early:
-Leave enough time to pass out name tents, critique sheets, checklists, etc.  


The Lab itself:


Hand out Student Name Tents, make new ones if necessary.



Display/Read Outloud and go over Speaking Schedule and Lab Roles Schedule (use document camera or computer projected, or hand out).  Have students check to make sure they do not have a lab role when they are scheduled to speak, and that they are not speaking two weeks in a row.


Hand out Student Critique templates.  Students don’t write on these, they use them as templates for the sheets they write on.


Have Master of Ceremonies write the speakers on the board, along with

            their reading choice, and choose first speaker from the “hat”.

Go over the Master of Ceremonies tasks with them (make sure speaker ready, timer ready, camera ready, introduce each speaker, facilitate questions at the end, have speaker choose next person from hat, wait until all critique forms are back to speaker before introducing next speaker).

Give Timer the timing sheets.

Give Attendance taker the attendance sheet & have them take attendance.

Make sure the critique forms manager is ready.  After presentations give critiques to TAs.


Critique the dramatic readings (TAs should sit apart from each other and use pencil).

Remind students who are speaking next week, and who is doing what lab role next week. 


Remind students who spoke they will get their grade and the critiques from their peers, next week.


Collect name tents.


After lab:

-Meet with lab partner and reach consensus on the grade for each dramatic reading.  Staple student critiques to Grade sheet.

-Record attendance and grades on excel template and save it in at least three different places.

-Email your students who will be giving a dramatic reading the following week (8-9 students per lab) to remind them to be prepared.

-Update the Speaking and Role Schedules on the web: 8-9 speakers max per lab.  Upload edited schedules and replace old files in your public_html. 

-Read examples of Poor/Good/Excellent Reflection Papers, and Excellent Outside Speech Critique:  in a couple weeks we will be grading students' papers.

-Have Fun!