Proclamation—A FORMAL PUBLIC STATEMENT/ AN ANNOUNCEMENT
1. GET INFO ON TOPIC—ADD BACKGROUND INFO RESEARCH TO WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW.
2. STUDY FORMAT—FIND KEY ELEMENTS
3. BLEND KEY ELEMENTS WITH KEY INFO—ADD IN PERSONAL/RELEVANT CURRENT SITUATION
4. REVISE TO FOCUS AND DEEPEN MESSAGE.
THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION—formal writing begun collaborativelyPART A.—WRITE THE PROCLAMATION. USE THE FORMAT BELOW. 1PT. PER SENTENCE-- 15 PTS.
I. As Americans gather/It has long been/In this year of/Nearly 389 years ago... 2sents.
II. Our history/The Thanksgiving tradition/This year/On this day...2 sents.III. The tradition/At this time of/A new day/We have...2 sents.
IV. As we pause/Today/We give thanks/Let us not forget...2 sents.
V. We are grateful/Our citizens/Let us pray/Our Thanksgiving...2 sents.
VI. Let us honor/On this Thanksgiving/We will not/We must assist...2 sents
VII. Wherefore, I, first name—last name, do hereby designate Thursday, November 25, 2010 as a day of____________, a day of ____________, and a day of __________. May we continue...1 sents. May...1 sents.Next, you need to type out or hand write it into your own writing. As you do this, make at least four changes to the collaborative “proclamation.” Make one of each of the following kinds of changes: *A WORD*PHRASE—TWO TO FIVE WORDS FROM SENTENCE*A WHOLE SENTENCE* ADD SENTENCES
Keep track of the changes that you made. You will be putting footnotes next to each change. 5pts per change/ 1 pt. per footnote sentence; /45pts.
Footnote 1:Information: This explains…5 sents. Footnote 2: Opinion: I feel/think/believe that…5 sents. min. Footnote 3: Inquiring: Should/Could/Would….5 sents. min. Footnote 4: Possibility: Maybe….10 sents. min.
NEXT, YOU NEED TO PRESENT YOUR PROCLAMATION AT YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER! LATER, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS RELATED TO IT.
PART C—Answer and/or do the following: /27 pts.
1. What do you like about your proclamation? I like that I....4 sents. min.
2. Introduce and read your proclamation at Thanksgiving. /10 pts
a) How did you introduce it? What did you say? I said...3 sents. min.
b) Describe experience reading it. Were you nervous? Self conscious? I was feeling/thinking…4 sents.
c) Describe conversation that followed. My mom/dad/relative/siblings talked about...4 sents.
PART D— /15 pts
COMPARE YOUR PROCLAMATION TO A PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION –complete the chartPresident_______ for year of______ The biggest similarity/difference was….
First 3 to 5 sents
What it includes
About the past
What it thanks for
Doing this project made me realize/made me think about/showed me….6 sents. Min.