Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Openings and Closings

Today you will have the opportunity to put any final touches on your opening statements using last night's homework assignment. Make any changes you find are necessary, then save and upload it to the Wiki (as discussed yesterday. Make sure only the most up-to-date version is on the Wiki.

When you are finished, you will work with the same partner to craft a closing argument. Follow the guidelines from class, watch the example from To Kill a Mockingbird below, and check out the section on this rubric for "Openings and Closings."

The rubric is on a 5 point scale. I will multiply that score by 10 to give you a 50 point score for both opening and closing. It is the official rubric used by judges in the trial.

When you are done with your closing, upload it to the Wiki.

Here's an example closing from Hinsdale's closing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j4H7pTOw6A

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