Further Oral Activity reflection (reverse) School name: Riley GauciAmerican International School Of Guangzhou
Aims for the task—In a well-developed paragraph, state your goal(s) and what you want the class to learn from your oral activity.
My aim for this FOA was to help the class understand why Ebonics is a language and not a dialect. I hopefully did this by first confusing the audience by showing them a song that was sung in Ebonics and then clarifying why they where confused or could not understand what he was singing about.
In the space below, write a well-developed essay that integrates the elements below. Be sure to include specific examples from your FOA to support your points. Your reflection (this document) is DUE within one week of delivering your FOA.
Briefly summarize your oral activity.
Comment on the strengths and weaknesses of your performance.
Comment on how successful you were in achieving your goal(s) (i.e. learning outcomes) in your FOA.
If you had to give your FOA again, would you do anything differently in terms of how you would prepare for it, how you would structure or organize the oral activity, or how you would perform or deliver it?
A Keynote presentation about Ebonics and arguing that it is a language and not a dialect. Some strengths of my presentation where; having a loud voice, not looking nervous, engaging the audience, personal antidote, good use of points that I have, good use of my language in trying to convey my message. Some weaknesses are, not enough information to have a convincing argument/ some points are weak, transitions are not very evident, apologized for mistake, not a every good job at answering the questions, I was not prepared as well as I could have been. I think I did a okay job at achieving my goal because I showed how Ebonics is used but then used that to show how its a language. I would definitely change how I prepared for my FOA because I really only practiced it once, once I finalized what I was going to talk about also have more sources from different people because three out of the four main ones that I had where from John Rickford (more research).