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    President:
    *It is the President's responsibility to run the State of the Class meeting on Friday (sometimes Thursday). 
     
    *The President should complete the All About Me poster for the meeting and be ready to share it at the meeting.
     
    *He/she will ask people to speak and also help guide the conversation for the entire meeting.
     
    *During the week, the President is responsible for:

                *Leading Brain Breaks
                *Helping the teacher
                *Line leader

               
    Newscaster:
    Choose a current event from the newspaper or the internet that you think will have or has had an impact on our society.

    *Read the article, highlight important information and cut the entire article out. Be sure to bring it with you to the State of the Class meeting on Friday (sometimes Thursday)!

    *Use either GoogleDocs, PowerPoint, or another mode to present your work. You may also do a poster. 

    Be sure to include the following information in your presentation:
    1. Your Name.
    2. Title of the newspaper/site (underline newspaper titles).
    3. Title of the article (quotes around the title).
    4. Date of the article.
    5. Presentation date.
    6. Summarize the article. This should be about a paragraph long (5-7 sentences). Don't forget a topic sentence and conclusion.
    7. Be ready to explain how the article's topic affects our society.
    8. Write 3-4 questions you have concerning the article. These questions should not be able to be answered with the article. They are questions that "linger" in your head after reading the article because you want to find out more information. 

    *Be prepared to share your information during the State of the Class Meeting at the end of the week.  
     
    Sportscaster/Trivia: 

    *You may choose to either be a sportscaster or trivia person for the week. The decision is purely yours! But just pick one! See below for details about both. 

    Sportscaster:
     
    *Choose a sporting event from the newspaper or the internet that you think is interesting.
    *Read the article, highlight important information and cut the entire article out. Be sure to bring it with you to the State of the Class meeting on Friday (sometimes Thursday)!
    *Use either GoogleDocs, PowerPoint, or another mode to present your work. You may also do a poster. 
    Be sure to include the following information in your presentation:
    1. Your Name.
    2. Title of the newspaper/site (underline newspaper titles).
    3. Title of the article (quotes around the title).
    4. Date of the article.
    5. Presentation date.
    6. Summarize the article you found. This should be about a paragraph long (5-7 sentences). Don't forget a topic sentence and conclusion.    
    7. Be ready to explain why you chose this article and how it connects to your life.
     *Be prepared to share your information during the State of the Class Meeting at the end of the week.
     
    Trivia: 
     
    *Find 3-5 trivia related questions. If you make the answers multiple choice, you might want to have a visual so that your audience can see the choices. 
    *Your questions can be about anything, but should all be connected somehow.  You can try to have your trivia relate to information we are studying in class, but you are not limited to this. 
    *Be prepared to share your information during the State of the Class Meeting at the end of the week.

    Poet:

     
    *Find a poem you would like to share with the class. It can be about anything that interests you or has special meaning for you, but please make sure it is appropriate to share with the class. 
    *It should be a poem that is in a book, on the internet, etc.
    *Read the poem and make sure you understand what it means. 
    *In addition, you may also share a poem that you wrote.

    *Use either GoogleDocs, PowerPoint, or another mode to present your work. You may also do a poster. 
    Be sure to include the following information in your presentation:
    1. Your Name
    2. Title of the source (where did you find the poem).
    3. Poet's name.
    4. Presentation date.
    5. Please include a copy of the poem.
    6. Be prepared to share what the poem is about. 
    7. Explain why you chose this poem (2-3 sentences)
    8. Explain what poetic device you like that the poetic use and give examples in the poem. i.e. alliteration (2-3 sentences)
    *Be prepared to share your information during the State of the Class Meeting at the end of the week.
     
     Motivator:
     

    *The job of the motivator is to find a motivational quote that the class could follow for the week. At the conclusion of the week the motivator must pick one girl and one boy that best attempted to exemplify this quote in class.

    1. The quote must be something that we can strive toward making us better.
    2. The quote should be typed and illustrated in someway and shared with the teacher to print and hang in the classroom.
    3. This quote will be shared on Monday of the week and revisited on Friday at the class meeting.