Superhero signal phrases for speech

To help students practice using verbal signal phrases, this activity asks them to create a short pitch speech advocating for a character to be included in a Superhero Hall of Fame. Students must use at least some of the quotes provided on the handout to construct the pitch, and they must paraphrase at least once and quote at least once.


Course Name: 
WRD 110
WRD 111
WRD 112
Assignment Type: 
Classroom Activity
Group Activity
Assignment Length: 
One Class Period
Primary Pedagogical Focus: 
Preparation Guidance and Instructor Advice: 

Discussion of verbal citations, as well as the differences between summarizing, paraphrasing, and quoting, is important prior to this assignment. Audience analysis is also useful, especially if you want to emphasize the importance of dealing with sources ethically.

Instructions to Students: 

See handouts.

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