A Timeline of Memories and Past Reflections
Medea E. Lamberti-Sanchez
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Classroom Activity Five: Performance
Now that all the hard work is done, the class must decide who they are writing their autobiographies or biographies for. In this case, the audience they are writing for happens to be another class. The students will practice their oral speaking presentations first in front of the class with fluency and cohesiveness before sharing with another class. The audience is known, and the students have a choice when presenting if they would like to share a selective memory or share the entire piece of work. Before sharing and presenting, the students must work together to edit and revise the work making sure that the piece makes sense, uses descriptive words, and elaborates on all details. Students can accompany their work with illustrations if they choose, or may even want to have another student rehearse their biography as a role–playing activity, whereby John is pretending to be Omar, or vice versa. The audience will have a chance to respond to the students and provide feedback that is positive and informative. Mrs. Sanchez hopes that by doing all these activities that the students will have fun writing and sharing their work with an audience other than the classmates present within the room.