Verb Tense — Practice

Future – Will Play / Am Going to Play

Present Perfect + Simple Past

Past Continuous + Simple Past


HW – 1-Minute Speech – Mr. Autry’s Favorite Authors

The topic for today’s 1-Minute HW Speech is – Mr. Autry’s Favorite Authors


1st – Read the handout linked below. It is in Turkish. It contains information about each writer. There are 3 of them.

2nd – Pick one of the authors to talk about.

Last – Describe the one author you chose in a 1-Minute Speech you will upload to SeeSaw or your ePortfolio

Important: Name/Rename your uploaded video – “Mr. Autry’s Favorite Authors Video”

Rubric:  This is Pass/Fail – You either get a 100 or a 0. You have until Monday 12 Dec before the HW grade will go into Engrade.

HW Speeches Rubric/Explanation

You can check what speeches have already been assigned at this link…

HW 1-Minute Speeches

Each week, the students will have one or more (hopefully 3) 1-minute speeches for homework.

Purpose: The most important thing for ESL students to do is put their own thoughts into English. Output in speaking or writing helps program language input into their brains in a way that allows them to naturally and easily access it in the future.

In class, it is impossible to give each student enough time to speak in English.

This homework gives each student the opportunity to speak – for an extended amount of time – on a topic. It will push them to move beyond simple, everyday English they have already mastered.

Grading: In Engrade, the HW 1-Minute Speech Grade will change each week.

It will reflect the average of the student’s speeches completed so far.

Each Speech: Each speech is Pass/Fail: The student either gets 100 for doing it or a 0 for not doing it.