The students are two Year 8's and two Year 7's who have been captains or vice captains for our school sports teams. The Year 8's are a prefect and a house captain, so they are in roles where they are expected to speak to large groups of people as school leaders.
I would like for them to learn about the 'when and what to say':
- to ask questions (e.g to the coach, match officials)
- to use social etiquette
- to react to the opposition's words (good or bad)
- to justify a decision they made on the field or court (be able to explain in detail)
- to explain the coach's game plan to their team-mates
- in a half time time talk (how to critique the game & come up with a strategy to improve)
- to match officials (e.g how to approach or talk to a referee)
- in a captain's speech (e.g. who to acknowledge, to have a an opinion)
- thank you speech
Ideas on how to measure the progress of their language acquisition:
- shared google doc
- self reflections shared on blog
- peer reflection
- use audio voice memo to record speeches
- possibly a rubric?
- the sports calendar of training and games for 2018
- purpose for the group
- set goals to work towards
I'm looking forward to this inquiry as I have tried to teach our athletes over the years about the language to use above, but have not intentionally made it a focus on, to document, measure and share with athletes over the years.