Transcript: Student Session 6A | Aug 24, 1998

(music plays)

The opening slate pops up with a countdown timer from 10 seconds. A title reads "TVO’s Virtual Classroom. Get connected." The "V" in "Virtual" is a tick, the "A" in "classroom" is an at sign with an extended loop that turns into a power cord with a plug at the end, and the first "O" in "classroom" is a spinning globe.

Next, a new slate shows a graphic of two hands, one on top of the other and reads "The ‘Virtual’ Talk Show!"

Missus UJ appears on screen. She’s in her forties, with shoulder. She says length curly blond hair. She’s wearing a black blazer over a striped blue shirt with a white collar.

She says
HI, AND WELCOME BACK
TO LANGUAGE ALIVE.
THIS IS OUR VERY
LAST SESSION,
AND IT'S GOING TO BE
CALLED SUMMERTIME.
WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO
DO IS GET YOUR AGENDAS
IN FRONT OF YOU, AND
PUT SESSION NUMBER SIX,
THIS IS THE END, JUNE 12TH,
AND SUMMERTIME IS OUR THEME.
NOW, WHAT I'D LIKE YOU
TO DO TODAY IS WHILE
WE ARE GOING THROUGH
TODAY'S LESSON,
I'D LIKE YOU TO WRITE
DOWN ALL THE IDEAS.
WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW.
WE'RE GOING TO SHOWCASE,
AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
TONS OF IDEAS TO KEEP
LANGUAGE ALIVE IN SUMMER.
NOW, JUST BEFORE WE GET
INTO OUR VIDEO CLIP,
WHICH IS A SPECIAL
REVIEW TODAY, TOO,
WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO IS I'M
GOING TO PUT YOU TO BUZZ.
AND I WANT YOU TO THINK
ABOUT, IN THE SUMMERTIME,
WE HAVE A LOT
OF RAINY DAYS.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S
LIKE FOR YOU TODAY,
BUT IT'S POURING
RAIN HERE IN TORONTO.
AND GOING TO A MOVIE,
THAT'S SOMETHING
OR WATCHING A VIDEO IS
SOMETHING YOU MIGHT
DO A LOT OF THIS SUMMER.
SO WHAT I'D LIKE
YOU TO DO IS BUZZ.
AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT,
WITH YOUR FRIENDS, WHAT
ARE SOME OF THE THINGS
YOU TALK ABOUT AFTER
SEEING A MOVIE OR VIDEO?

A handwritten blue sheet of paper pops up. It reads "Buzz. What do you do and your friends ‘talk about’ after you see a movie or video?"

She continues
I'LL GIVE YOU A
COUPLE OF MINUTES.
DON'T CALL IN, JUST
TALK ABOUT IT AS
WE'RE ALL LOGGING IN
AND GETTING READY.
THIS IS YOUR BUZZ.

She remains silent for a moment and then continues.

She says
ONE OF THE THINGS
WE REALLY TRIED TO DO
IN LANGUAGE ALIVE WAS WHEN
WE WATCHED THE VIDEO CLIPS,
TO GIVE YOU LOTS OF THINGS
TO TALK ABOUT BEFORE,
AND THINGS TO DO AFTER.
SO WHAT I'M GOING TO DO THIS
MORNING IS I'M GOING TO DO
A REVIEW OF ALL THE
VIDEOS WE HAVE DONE.
AND WE'RE GOING TO DO A
SPECIAL ACTIVITY WITH IT.
NOW, FIRST OF ALL, WHAT
I'D LIKE YOU TO DO IS
I'D LIKE YOU TO TAKE A
PIECE OF PAPER THAT YOU HAVE,
AND I WANT YOU TO FIRST
OF ALL FOLD IT IN HALF.
FOLD IT IN HALF AGAIN.
AND FOLD IT IN
HALF AGAIN.

She folds a pink paper sheet three times. The sheet has a list to the left that reads "Rollercoaster, Dog show, Orangutan, Octopus."

She continues
SO THAT WHAT YOU WILL HAVE
WHEN YOU OPEN IT OUT,
IS THE LIST OF THE FOUR
VIDEOS THAT WE DID TOGETHER.
SO ONCE YOU'VE GOT
YOUR PAPER ORGANIZED,
PUT IN EACH AREA OF FOUR.
THE ROLLERCOASTER
WHICH WENT FIRST,
THEN WE HAD THE
DOG SHOW.
REMEMBER THAT GREAT
FACE ON THAT DOG?
THEN WE HAD THE
ORANGUTAN, WHERE WE
LEARNED HOW TO SPELL IT.
AND THEN WE HAD
SEA CREATURES,
AND WE DID THE OCTOPUS.
SO SET YOUR
PAPER UP NOW.

Next, she appears on a small window at the right bottom of the screen.

She continues
NOW THAT YOU'VE GOT YOUR
RIGHT SPELLING DOWN
FOR THIS, WHAT WE'RE
GOING TO DO IS THIS.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO DO
AN ACTIVITY CALLED
WORD COLLECTING.
AND I WANT TO HEAR FROM
EACH SCHOOL THIS MORNING,
AND WHAT YOU ARE GOING
TO DO IS YOU ARE
GOING TO APPOINT A LEADER.
THAT LEADER IS SOMEONE
THAT CAN WRITE FAST.
AND AS WE GO
THROUGH EACH VIDEO,
YOU'LL SEE A CLIP
FROM EACH ONE.
I WANT YOU TO CALL OUT WORDS
THAT MADE YOU THINK OF,
MAYBE THINGS THAT WE DID
WITH IT ON THE SHOW,
AND JUST GIVE THAT
LEADER, CALL THEM OUT,
ALL THE THINGS
ABOUT THOSE VIDEOS.
NOW, AS SOON AS THE
VIDEO CLIP IS OVER,
I WANT THAT ONE PERSON IN
YOUR CLASS TO CALL IN AND
START GIVING ME SOME OF THE
LISTS OF ALL THE THINGS
THAT WE HAVE DONE.
SO IT'S WHAT DID THE
VIDEO MAKE YOU THINK OF?
YOU CAN DO WORDS,
CHUNKS OF WORDS.
HOW DID IT MAKE
YOU FEEL?
THINGS THAT WE DID.
AND CALL THEM IN.
SO WATCH CAREFULLY.
REMEMBER, SPELLING DOESN'T
COUNT FOR THAT LEADER.
THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO
SHOW LEADERSHIP SKILLS.
OKAY, LET'S LOOK
AT THE VIDEO CLIP.
[clattering and rumbling]

A video plays on screen. It shows a rollercoaster followed by a dog at a show where he collects tennis balls and carries them inside its mouth; Next, a huge tree falls after being cut in the base a man. Then, a couple of orangutans descend from a treetop while a group of men has captured one of them. The animal remains on the floor immobilized by a net. Following, in deep waters a camera follows an octopus that tries to escape.

The clips end and she appears back in the studio.

She says
OKAY, WEREN'T
THEY GREAT CLIPS?
WE GOT A LOT OF GOOD
STUFF OUT OF THOSE,
TOO, DIDN'T WE?
NOW, I'VE GOT A
CALLER ON THE LINE.
AND I'M GOING TO BE
TALKING TO COLLEGE AVENUE.
NOW, REMEMBER, I WANT TO
HEAR FROM EVERY SCHOOL.
SO I WANT ONE LEADER FROM
EACH CLASS TO CALL IN
AND GIVE ME LOTS OF
STUFF THAT YOU DID,
THINGS THAT MADE
YOU THINK OF,
AND THINGS YOU
DID WITH IT.
OKAY, MY FIRST CALLER
FROM COLLEGE AVENUE.
AND WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Dan says THIS IS DAN BERN.

She says HI, DAN.
LET'S GO THROUGH AND LOOK
AT THE ROLLERCOASTER.

Dan says ALL RIGHT.

She says WHAT WORDS DID YOUR
CLASS COME UP WITH?

Dan says SCARY,
CREEPY,
FAST.
NERVE WRACKING.

As Dan says the words she writes them on the blank space next to rollercoaster.

She says NERVE WRACKING.
THERE'S A GOOD ONE.

Dan says STOMACH TWISTING.

She says STOMACH TWISTING.
GOOD ONE.

Dan says AND IT ALSO MADE ME
FEEL SORT OF PUKEY.

She says OH, IT DID.
WE WON'T LIST THAT ONE,
BUT I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN.
I'VE BEEN ON THAT
ROLLERCOASTER.
NOW, JUST BEFORE I MOVE
TO THE NEXT SCHOOL, DAN,
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
DISCONNECT AND GET ANOTHER
ONE GOING, DID YOU HAVE
SOME SUCCESS WITH SOME
THINGS ON THE
ROLLERCOASTER RIDE
WHEN YOU DID THAT IN
YOUR CLASSROOM?
DID YOU HAVE FUN
WITH THAT VIDEO?

Dan says YEAH.

She says OH, THAT'S GOOD,
THAT'S GOOD.
LISTEN, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN,
AND WE ARE GOING TO MOVE
ON TO THE NEXT SCHOOL
AND THE NEXT CALLER.
OKAY, THAT WAS GREAT.
BOY, THEY GOT
A LOT OF WORDS.
REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE
TALKING ABOUT WORDS
AND CHUNKS OF WORDS.
I REALLY LIKE THAT STOMACH
TWISTING AND NERVE WRACKING.
THAT WAS GREAT.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT TO
PINES, HI, GOOD MORNING.
HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Ashley says ASHLEY.

She says HI, ASHLEY.
OKAY, THE
DOG SHOW.
WHAT WERE SOME WORDS YOUR
TEAM STARTED THINKING OF?

Ashley says DOG CARRYING
BALLS IN HIS MOUTH.

She says OKAY.
SO WE'LL PUT
THE DOG.
AND CARRYING,
THE MOUTH.
DO YOU REMEMBER HOW MANY
BALLS WERE IN THE MOUTH?

Ashley says THREE.

She says OKAY.
ANY OTHER WORDS
FROM THE DOG SHOW?

Ashley says TRICKS.

She says TRICKS, OKAY.
DID YOU WATCH
THAT WITH US?
WERE YOU WITH
US ON THAT SHOW?

Ashley says YEAH.

She says OKAY.
REMEMBER WE TALKED
YOU COULD TEACH
AN OLD DOG
NEW TRICKS?
WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT
THAT DOG, DIDN'T WE?

Ashley says YEAH.

She says HAVE YOU GOT ANY OTHER WORDS
FROM ANY OF THE OTHERS
AS YOUR TEAM LEADER?

Ashley says NO.

She says OKAY, GOOD.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
GREAT.
WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF OTHER
SCHOOLS TO HEAR FROM.
HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET
SOME MORE WORDS THERE
ON THE DOG SHOW, AND
ON THE ORANGUTAN.
REMEMBER THAT FACE.
WE CERTAINLY GOT A LOT
OF GOOD WRITING
OUT OF SOME OF THESE.
DON'T FORGET YOU CAN SAY
SOME THINGS YOU DID
WITH THE VIDEOS IN
YOUR CLASSROOM.
THINGS THAT WORKED AS A
FOLLOW UP TO THE CLIPS.
THEY WERE GREAT.
OKAY, ELGIN AVENUE,
GOOD MORNING.

David says HELLO.

She says YOU GUYS CONNECTED REALLY
EARLY THIS MORNING.
I SAW AT 20 TO NINE A
WHOLE BUNCH OF YOU
ALREADY WERE CONNECTED.
THAT'S GREAT.
SO YOU'RE READY TO GO.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

David says DAVID.

She says OKAY, DAVID,
LET'S GO.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE
ON THE DOG SHOW?

David says FUNNY, HILARIOUS.

She says OKAY.
GREAT.
WHAT ABOUT THE
ORANGUTAN?

David says TIMBER, SAD, CLIMBING,
FAMILY, CRUEL,
POACHING, TEASING.

She says TEASING, GOOD.
POACHING.
WE SURE DID A LOT
ON THAT, DIDN'T WE?
ESPECIALLY YOUR SCHOOL
REALLY DID A LOT ON THAT.
OKAY, THAT'S GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
WE'RE GOING TO MOVE
ON TO ANOTHER SCHOOL.
BOY, WE'VE REALLY
GOT GOING QUICKLY.
I HOPE ONE OF THE THINGS
ON THE LANGUAGE ALIVE SHOW
WAS TO GET YOU INTO THE
VIDEOS, AND INTO BEING ABLE
TO TALK ABOUT THINGS, AND
TALK ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL,
AND WORDS THAT COME OUT OF
VIDEOS SO WHEN YOU DO COME OUT
OF THE SHOW, OR YOU DO
WATCH A VIDEO WITH A FRIEND,
YOU DON'T JUST SAY,
YEAH, IT WAS GOOD.
YEAH, I LIKED IT.
WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT LOTS
OF STUFF ABOUT VIDEOS.
OKAY, JACK MINER,
GOOD MORNING.

Ian says HELLO.

She says HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Ian says IAN.

She says OKAY, IAN, WHAT HAVE YOU
GOT ON THE ORANGUTAN
OR THE OCTOPUS?
WHAT'S YOUR BEST SHOT?
LET'S GO.

Ian says
FOR THE OCTOPUS, IT WAS
FAST AND INCREDIBLE.

She says SORRY, I DIDN'T
HEAR THAT LAST ONE.

Ian says INCREDIBLE.

She says CAN YOU TELL ME SOMETHING
THAT WAS INCREDIBLE?

Ian says HOW IT WENT
UNDER THE SAND.

She says OH, GOOD, THAT WAS.
REMEMBER THAT
ORANGE ONE?
GLUG, GLUG, THAT
WAS GREAT.
ANYTHING ELSE?

Ian says AND THE INK.

She says THE INK, RIGHT.
ANY MORE WORDS?
GO FAST.

Ian says PARDON?

She says GO FAST.
HAVE YOU GOT
SOME MORE?

Ian says IT WAS FLEXIBLE.

She says OH, GOOD, THERE'S
A GOOD ONE.
FLEXIBLE.

Ian says ALSO EIGHT LEGS.
She says YES, YES.
DID YOU HAVE ANYTHING
ON THE ORANGUTAN?

Ian says NO.

She says OKAY.
WHAT ABOUT THE
DOG SHOW?

Ian says NO.
I ONLY CALLED IN
FOR THE OCTOPUS.

She says YOU DID A VERY GOOD
JOB OF THE OCTOPUS.
THANKS VERY MUCH.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO
HAVE TO MOVE ON NOW
TO THE NEXT PART
OF THE SHOW.
BUT REMEMBER, THAT 15
MINUTES AT THE END,
IF YOU DIDN'T GET
YOUR CALL ANSWERED,
I THINK WE HEARD FROM
MOST SCHOOLS THAT
WERE CONNECTED
THIS MORNING.
IF WE DIDN'T, THERE'S A
CHANCE AT THE END TO CALL IT.
NOW, WHAT I WANT
TO JUST SHOW YOU,
FIRST OF ALL IN THE
REVIEW, I AM SO THRILLED,
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO
ALL OF YOU OUT THERE
IN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
THAT HAVE BEEN WATCHING
THE LANGUAGE ALIVE SERIES.
WE HAVE RECEIVED,
AND BEHIND ME,
I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'LL BE
ABLE TO SEE ALL OF IT,
BUT WE HAVE DISPLAYS HERE
OF ALL OF THE WORK
THAT YOU HAVE DONE.
AND IT HAS JUST
BEEN INCREDIBLE.

She turns around to see the many drawings and letters sticked to the wall behind her.

She continues
AND ALL OF US HERE AT TV
ONTARIO HAVE ENJOYED
SO MUCH ALL THE THINGS
THAT YOU HAVE SENT.
WE HAVE A WHOLE PACKAGE THAT
CAME OF ALL BOOK BURGERS,
WHICH I'M GOING TO TALK
ABOUT IN A MOMENT.
WE'VE HAD FABULOUS THINGS
FROM ALL OF YOU
ON THE POACHER, IDEAS
FROM YOUR CLASS,
AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN ON
DISPLAY HERE, YOU CAN SEE.
AND AS WE MOVE ON THROUGH
THE CAMERAS TODAY,
YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HOPEFULLY
RECOGNIZE SOME OF
YOUR WORK THAT'S UP THERE,
AND IT HAS BEEN TERRIFIC.
AND THAT'S WHAT THIS WHOLE
SHOW HAS BEEN ABOUT.
CREATING A REASON
FOR WRITING,
AND DOING ALL KINDS OF
WRITING AND KEEPING
YOUR LANGUAGE ALIVE.
SO GOOD WORK, GUYS.
IT'S BEEN FABULOUS.
AND WE'VE ALL
ENJOYED IT.
KEEP WRITING,
DON'T FORGET.
WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO DO
A QUICK REVIEW ON
THINGS THAT WORKED.
I'M GOING TO QUICKLY GO
THROUGH SOME OF THE SHOWS
AND SORT OF HIGHLIGHT SOME
OF THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGES.
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU A FEW
LITTLE PIECES FOR EACH ONE.
AND AT CERTAIN TIMES, I'M
GOING TO ASK YOU TO CALL IN.
AND WHAT I WANT YOU
TO CALL IN WITH IS,
IS THERE SOMETHING THAT
WORKED IN YOUR CLASSROOM
WITH WHAT WE ARE
TALKING ABOUT?
SOMETHING THAT WORKED
THAT YOU COULD CALL IN
AND SHARE WITH ALL
THE OTHER KIDS?
SO LET'S REVIEW, AND LET'S
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME
OF THE THINGS THAT WE
DID IN THE SERIES.

A blue paper sheet appears on screen. It reads "Video: Where, What, Who" and it connects with "Book: Setting, Plot, Character," respectfully. Again, she appears in a small window at the bottom of the screen.

She says
FIRST OF ALL, REMEMBER
THAT FIRST SHOW AFTER
THE ROLLERCOASTER WHEN WE
TALKED ABOUT STORY GRAMMAR,
AND WE LEARNED, WHEN YOU
WATCH A VIDEO, YOU KNOW,
YOU QUICKLY ZERO
INTO THE THREE W'S.
WHO'S INVOLVED? WHERE ARE WE?
AND WHAT'S HAPPENING?
AND THEN WE ATTACH THAT TO
SETTING, PLOT AND CHARACTER,
AS WE DID A
STORY FOLLOW UP.
NOW, WITH THAT, I GAVE YOU
THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE,
WHICH WAS THE
BOOK BURGER.

A new sheet shows the drawing of a burger. To the left, a list of the ingredients and to the right a list of the information to include.

She continues
AND WE REALLY HAD A
LOT OF FUN WITH THAT.
AND I'VE TALKED
TO SO MANY OF YOU,
AND YOU'VE SEEN ALL KINDS
OF THINGS WE'VE DONE.
AND I JUST WANTED
TO SHARE WITH YOU,
FROM RUSSELL HOLLY, DID A
REALLY, REALLY CUTE ONE.
THEY SENT IN,
FROM THEIR SCHOOL,
A WHOLE HUGE
PACKAGE OF THESE.
AND THIS ONE I'M GOING
TO SHARE WITH YOU
BECAUSE RUSSELL
DID HIS IN ROLE.
REMEMBER LAST WEEK WHEN WE
DID MAKING PRESENTATIONS,
WE TALKED ABOUT
ROLE-PLAYING,
AND BEING IN ROLE.
AND HE DID A BOOK BURGER
FROM THE VIDEO
OF THE ROLLER COASTER, AS
DID A LOT OF THE KIDS.
IT WAS FABULOUS.
THIS IS CALLED "THE DARN
TOOTINEST RIDE THAT EVER WAS."
AND HE DID HIS VIDEO
BURGER, IF YOU WILL,
HE WAS ACTUALLY
A HILLBILLY.

She shows a series of small pieces of paper the size and shape of the ingredients for a burger that contain different information.

She continues
SO HE WENT THROUGH AND HE
TALKED ABOUT THE SETTING,
AND THE CHARACTERS, AND
SO ON, AND WHAT HAPPENED.
IT WAS THE DARN TOOTINEST
RIDE THAT EVER WAS.
WHERE DID IT TAKE PLACE?
IT TOOK PLACE UP IN THE BOONS
IN THE SUMMER AROUND NOON.
AND HE GOES ON TO TALK
ABOUT JOE BEING THE MAIN
CHARACTER, AND WHERE
HE'S FROM IN THE COUNTRY.
AND HE WRITES THE WHOLE
STORY ABOUT THE VIDEO.
AND THEN AT THE END, I JUST
LOVE THIS RECOMMENDATION.
YOU CAN JUST HEAR WHEN I'M
SAYING IT THAT HE'S IN ROLE.
HE SAID, "I GAVE THIS STORIA
A 10 'CAUSE IT WAS PRETTY
GOSH DARN CLOSE
TO THE HEART.
AND IF YOU KNOW
WHAT I MEAN.
I RECKON I RECOMMEND
THIS HERE BOOK TO YOU
IF YOU ARE A COUNTRY-TIME
BOY LIKE MYSELF."
AND THAT WAS GREAT.
NOW, WE'VE CERTAINLY ENJOYED
ALL OF THESE BOOK BURGERS.
AND I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED
THE WAY A LOT OF KIDS
ACTUALLY TOOK
THEIR BURGERS,
AND INSTEAD OF
DOING A BOOK BURGER,
THEY DID A
VIDEO BURGER.
AND THAT WAS TERRIFIC.
THAT WAS GREAT.
NOW, HERE'S ANOTHER ONE
WHERE WE HAD ONE SENT IN.
I'LL JUST QUICKLY
SHOW THIS ONE.
AND I HAD SHOWN
THE 3D BURGERS,
AND WE ALSO HAVE ONE
HERE, AND ALONG WITH IT,
AND THIS WAS FROM MANDY.
AND MANDY SENT A MENU
ALONG WITH HER BURGER.
AND SHE INCLUDED
IN HER MENU,
ALL OF THE
DIFFERENT PARTS.
I'LL JUST QUICKLY
SHOW YOU HERE.
AND SHE WROTE IT
ON PAPER HERE,
ALL THE DIFFERENT
PARTS OF THE BURGER.

Now she shows a fake burger that came in with a script she reads.

She continues
SO WE HAD GREAT SUCCESS
WITH THE BURGER.
AND YOU CAN CALL IN IF
THERE'S ANYTHING FROM
THAT CHALLENGE THAT WORKED
FOR YOU IN YOUR CLASSROOM
THAT YOU'D LIKE TO
TALK TO US ABOUT,
YOU CAN CALL THAT ONE IN.
I'M GOING TO MOVE
ON TO THE NEXT SHOW,
BUT CALL IN IF SOMETHING WAS
SPECIAL AND WORKED WELL.
OKAY, GOOD MORNING.
COLLEGE AVENUE?
She says GOOD MORNING.

Chris says HI.

She says WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Chris says CHRIS.

She says HI, CHRIS.
DID SOMETHING WORK
WELL IN YOUR CLASSROOM
WITH THE BOOK BURGER IDEA?

Chris says I'M NOT SURE.

She says OH, OKAY.
WERE YOU CALLING IN
WITH A COMMENT
ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE?

Chris says I WAS GOING TO SAY
FOR THE OCTOPUS THING,
SLEEK AND STRONG.

She says OH, THOSE ARE
GREAT WORDS.
OKAY, I'M GLAD YOU
GOT YOUR CALL IN, GREAT.
THOSE WERE GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.

Chris says OKAY, BYE.

She continues OKAY, BYE.
LET'S, WHILE I'M WAITING
FOR SOME CALLS ON THINGS
THAT WORKED WITH THE BOOK
BURGER, LET'S JUST REVIEW
SOME OF THE THINGS
ON THE SECOND SHOW.

A new handwritten blue paper sheet appears on screen. It reads "The street was crowded with cars!" And is signed Partner.

She says
OKAY, SO REMEMBER WE
WENT ON FROM THERE
TO WORD EXPANSIONS.
WE TALKED ABOUT WRITING
TIPS ON THIS SHOW.
AND HERE WE WERE LOOKING
AT ADJECTIVES
AND ADVERBS, AND
EXPANDING.
AND THE TIP WAS
VOCABULARY BUILDING.

She now covers the paper sheet with a new one that has a graphic in the center that connects four blank boxes. Next, a new paper sheet has six blank boxes. Then, a new one, increases the number to a total of ten. The annotations in it read "What, benefits, why, career, where, hazards, solutions."

She continues
IF YOU HAD SOME GREAT
SUCCESS WITH THIS ONE,
REMEMBER WE TALKED ABOUT
STARTING WITH A WORD
AND BUILDING ON.
AND WHAT DID THOSE WORDS
MAKE YOU THINK OF?
THEN IT GOT HARDER AND
HARDER AS WE MOVED ON
TO EVEN A LARGER ONE.
AND PUTTING A WORD AT THE
TOP, AND THEN TWO WORDS,
AND CHUNKS OF
WORDS, AND SO ON.
AND IDEAS OF BUILDING IT
UNTIL WE FINALLY BUILT UP
TO THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
WHERE WE COULD ACTUALLY
BUILD HUGE LISTS OF WORDS.
AND THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A
GREAT WAY TO ACTUALLY
START YOUR SPEECH OR TO
START A PROJECT OR A TALK.
AND THAT WAS WORKING.
OKAY, WE HAVE A CALLER
ON THE LINE WITH
SOMETHING THAT WORKED.
AND THIS IS USBORNE?

Corey says HI.

She says HI.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

Corey says COREY.
She says HI, COREY.
DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT
SOMETHING THAT WORKED
IN YOUR CLASSROOM?

Corey says NO, FOR THE SHOW
FOR THE OCTOPUS.

She says YES.

Corey says
BLEND IN AND COLOURFUL.

She continues OKAY, GOOD.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
FOR CALLING IN.
I'M GLAD WE GOT YOUR
CALL IN FROM USBORNE.
THANKS, THAT'S GREAT.
BOY, THOSE TEAM LEADERS
DID A GREAT JOB.
THAT'S A GOOD IDEA,
TOO, IN THE CLASSROOM,
TO HAVE A LEADER
THAT'S THE SCRIBE,
TO GET THINGS GOING QUICKLY
TO CALL SOMETHING OUT
TO GET A KID TO ANSWER.
IT'S A GREAT IDEA.
TRY THAT AGAIN.
OKAY, WE HAVE ONE MORE
CALLER She says COLLEGE AVENUE.
THIS IS THE LAST CALL I'LL
TAKE UNTIL WE MOVE ON
TO SOMETHING ELSE.
OKAY, GOOD MORNING.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

Glen says HEY.

She says HI, WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

Glen says GLEN.

She says HI.

Glen says I DON'T KNOW
WHAT I'M DOING.

She says DID YOUR CLASS DO
THE BOOK BURGERS?

Glen says YES, WE DID.

She says OKAY.
AND HOW DID THAT
WORK FOR YOU?

Glen says IT WORKED GOOD.

She says DID YOU HAVE A
GOOD TIME DOING IT?

Glen says YES, WE HAD SO
MUCH FUN.

She continues DID YOU?
THAT'S GREAT.
OKAY, THANKS FOR
CALLING IN.
OKAY, LET'S MOVE ON NOW,
AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
THE NEXT ACTIVITY,
WHICH WAS OUR
SPELLING DAY.

A new paper sheet with the title Spelling appears on screen. It reads "word play, tricky words, generalizations, problem words."

She says
AND HERE WE REALLY
FOCUSSED IN ON TAKING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR
OUR SPELLING.
WE TALKED ABOUT WORD
PLAY, TRICKY WORDS,
MAKING GENERALIZATIONS,
GOING THROUGH AND
MAKING LISTS OF YOUR
PROBLEM WORDS.
AND SOMETHING THAT
SEEMED TO REALLY WORK,
AND WE GOT A GREAT RESPONSE
FROM ALL OF YOU OUT THERE
WITH THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
WAS THE RESPONSE WHEEL.
AND THAT VIDEO ON THE
ORANGUTAN WAS VERY POPULAR,
AND WE WERE LOOKING FOR
THINGS YOU COULD DO.

A new sheet has a circle in the center divided in 4 pieces. Each one has a number and they read "1. See, 2. Feel, 3. Think and 4. Do."

She continues
WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING AND
YOU HAVE SOME FEELINGS
ABOUT SOMETHING, AND YOU
WANT SOMETHING TO HAPPEN,
WHAT CAN YOU DO
ABOUT THAT?
NOW, I'D LIKE SOME OF YOU
TO CALL IN AND TALK
ABOUT THINGS THAT WORKED
IN YOUR CLASSROOM.
AND WHILE WE'RE DOING
THAT, I'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU
SOMETHING THAT WORKED
WELL IN MY CLASSROOM
AT WINFIELD'S
JUNIOR HIGH.

She shows a small picture of Dian Fossey on the cover of a jungle themed box.

She says
NOW, WHILE WE WERE WORKING
ON THE POACHING ACTIVITY
HERE IN THE
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM,
IN MY OWN CLASSROOM, WE
WERE DOING BIOGRAPHIES.
AND ALL THE GRADE 7s
IN MY ENGLISH CLASSES
HAD TO READ A BIOGRAPHY
OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS
REALLY WORTHWHILE
TO SHOW YOU BECAUSE
ONE OF THE STUDENTS,
ROBIN GREENWOOD, SHE READ
A BOOK ON DIAN FOSSEY.
AND AS YOU KNOW, DIAN
FOSSEY WAS CERTAINLY
A VERY IMPORTANT LADY IN THAT
SHE TRIED VERY MUCH
TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE
POACHERS, JUST AS YOU DID,
ON OUR WRITING ON THE
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.
I'LL JUST OPEN IT
UP, AND YOU CAN SEE.
THIS IS A
CHARACTER BOX.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO
THIS IN YOUR CLASSROOM.
YOU CAN SEE SHE'S
DECORATED IT ALL.
AND ALL ALONG THE SIDES
THERE'S ALL SORTS OF TREES
AND LEAVES AND SO ON,
AND SHE'S DECORATED
SO IT LOOKS LIKE A
RAINFOREST ON THE OUTSIDE.
AND WHEN WE OPEN IT
UP ON THE INSIDE,
WE CAN SEE SHE ACTUALLY HAS
THE ROPES TIED IN THE WAY
THE POACHERS WOULD TIE IT.
AND IN THE BOX SHE HAS
EVERYTHING THAT RELATES
TO DIAN FOSSEY.

She opens the box and finds inside a series of objects like puppets, small notebooks, notes and pictures.

She continues
SHE HAS A VERY STRONG
WRITTEN COMPONENT
ON ALL THESE THINGS.
BECAUSE ON EVERYTHING
THAT'S IN THE BOX,
SHE'S GOT THINGS THAT'S
RELATED TO HER.
DIAN FOSSEY LOVED GORILLAS,
BUT SHE HAD OTHER PETS.
THIS IS HER PET
MONKEY KIMA.
DIAN FOSSEY'S PET
DOG, CINDY, IS HERE.
SHE THREATENED TO
KILL THE NATIVE COWS
UNTIL CINDY WAS
RETURNED SAFELY.
IN THE BOX, ALSO, SHE HAS
ALL KINDS OF NEAT STUFF.
THIS IS ALL OF HER THREE
FAVOURITE GORILLA GROUPS.
AND THESE ARE THE NOTES OF
HER EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.
SO SHE'S MADE THINGS
THAT LIKE LOOK THAT.
THE PERSON THAT SHE WAS
ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED WITH,
SHE'S DONE IT IN A HEART
WITH A PHOTOGRAPH
OF BOB CAMPBELL.
SHE HAS HER GRADUATION
HAT OF THE COLLEGE
SHE GRADUATED IN, WITH
WHAT SHE DID AFTER.
ISN'T THIS A
NEAT THING TO DO?
YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO
THIS WITH ANY BOOK
YOU'VE READ OVER
THE SUMMER.
THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF
IMPORTANT PICTURES IN HERE.
SHE HAS A VIDEO CASE THAT
SHE HAS MADE FROM THE MOVIE
THAT SIGOURNEY WEAVER
PLAYED HER IN,
GORILLAS IN THE MIST,
SO THAT RELATES TO HER.
SHE HAS THE BOOK IN HERE,
A LITTLE MOCK OF IT,
OF GORILLAS IN THE MIST
BY DIAN FOSSEY.
THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.
WE CALL THIS A
CHARACTER BOX.
AND I SHOWED IT TO YOU NOW
BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT
WORKS IN MY CLASS, AND
IT'S ALSO NEAT BECAUSE
IT REALLY RELATED TO
THAT WHOLE ACTIVITY
WE HAD ON THE POACHER.
SO THAT WAS
REALLY A GOOD ONE.
AND REMEMBER ALL THE
THINGS THAT WERE SENT IN
FROM THE STUDENTS IN THE
VIRTUAL CLASSROOM ON THAT,
WAS A SUCCESSFUL
ONE, TOO.
NOW, FROM THERE, WE
MOVED ON TO EDITING.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT
OUR EDITING LOOKED LIKE
WHEN WE WERE SHAPING.
REMEMBER THE OCTOPUS AND ALL
THE GREAT WRITING WE GOT,
THE THING WE WERE REALLY
WORKING ON WAS GETTING RID
OF GOOD COPY, BAD COPY.
THINKING ABOUT
SHAPING IDEAS.

The screen shows yet a new paper sheet. The page has a sentence that reads "THe octopus swims in the sea and can squeeze through holes because of its body and it can hide in coral." The original text is edited and corrected using a red pen.

She says
LOOKING AT CHANGING
THINGS, ADDING THINGS ON,
AND THAT'S WHAT
IT LOOKED LIKE.
OKAY, COLLEGE
AVENUE, GOOD MORNING.
HI, GOOD MORNING.

Craig says GOOD MORNING.

She says HOW ARE YOU?
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

Craig says YOU'RE SPEAKING
TO CRAIG DREXLER.

She says HI.
NOW, DID YOU HAVE
SOMETHING THAT WORKED
IN YOUR CLASSROOM
THAT SHARED FOR US?

Craig says WE DIDN'T DO
THE BOOK BURGER.

She says OH, WERE YOU NOT
WITH US FOR THAT SHOW?

Craig says YEAH, WE WERE.

She says OH, BUT YOUR
CLASS DIDN'T DO IT?

Craig says NO.

She says WELL, MAYBE NEXT YEAR, WHEN
YOUR TEACHER ASKS YOU
FOR A BOOK, YOU KNOW, THAT
YOU CAN DO A BOOK REPORT,
MAYBE YOU COULD TAKE THAT
IDEA AND DO IT THEN.

Craig says YEAH, THAT
WOULD BE FUN.

She says THAT WOULD BE
A GOOD IDEA.
THANKS FOR
CALLING IN.

Craig says BYE.

She continues BYE.
AFTER WE FINISHED
THE OCTOPUS,
REMEMBER THAT LESSON WAS
TO MAKE AN EDITING KIT.
AND PERHAPS IN THE QUESTION
PERIOD AT THE END,
YOU MIGHT CALL IN
AND TALK TO US
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT
THE EDITING KIT.
HOPEFULLY SOME OF
YOU HAVE MADE THOSE.
FOR THOSE THAT
MISSED THAT SHOW,
WE MADE KITS JUST FOR
THE PURPOSE OF EDITING.
AND INSIDE THE KITS She says I'LL
JUST PUT THIS DOWN HERE She says
INSIDE THE KIT, WE HAD
ALL SORTS OF THINGS
IN IT THAT RELATED
TO ALL THE THINGS
WE'D DONE ON
LANGUAGE ALIVE.

She shows a red folder labelled under "Editing" that contains a series of paper sheets and books used to edit.

She explains
HOW TO IMPROVE OUR
SENTENCES AND SPELLING,
AND ACTUAL EDITING
SYMBOLS THAT WERE THERE,
OUR THESAURUS, AND MANY OF
YOU WERE GOING TO START She says
THEN WE HAD THE ACETATE AT
THE BACK SO THAT YOU
COULD ACTUALLY PUT YOUR
PAPERS IN AND EDIT,
AND ALL SORTS OF MATERIALS
THAT I THINK SOME OF YOU,
WHEN I LEFT THAT SHOW,
WERE GOING TO BE VERY BUSY
GATHERING THE MATERIALS
FOR THE EDITING KIT.
SO THAT WAS A GREAT
SHOW, WASN'T IT, TOO?
OKAY, USBORNE,
GOOD MORNING.

Julian says HI.

She says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

Julian says JULIAN.

She says HI.
DO YOU WANT TO TALK TO
US ABOUT SOMETHING
THAT'S WORKED IN THE
CLASSROOM FOR YOU?

Julian says WELL, I CALLED
IN FOR EDITING.

She says OH, FOR EDITING.
GOOD, OKAY.
WAS THERE SOMETHING THAT
WORKED FOR YOU IN THE CLASS?

Julian says COPS.

She continues OH, GOOD.
GOOD, OKAY, GOOD,
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU,
JUST AS A REMINDER,
IN OUR LAST WEEK'S SHOW,
WE TALKED ABOUT
MAKING PRESENTATIONS.
AND I'M GOING TO SHOW
YOU A SMALL LITTLE CLIP,
JUST AS A REVIEW FOR
YOU, WITH ONE OF
THE GRADE 7s DOING
SOME PUBLIC SPEAKING.
SO I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
THE CLIP, THEN AFTERWARDS,
I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE
YOU TO MY GUEST SPEAKER.
SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK
AT THAT CLIP
ON MAKING PRESENTATIONS.

A video plays. In it, a kid of a about 8 years old appears on screen. He has short curly dark hair and wears a blue T-shirt.

Joseph says THE TOPIC I HAVE CHOSEN
TO DO MY SPEECH ON
IS SPECIAL FOR A REASON.
NOBODY IN THIS ROOM COULD DO
THE SAME TOPIC AS WELL AS ME.
I AM VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE,
AND I'VE HAD 13 YEARS
OF FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE.
AS A MATTER OF FACT, YOU
CAN EVEN SAY I'M AN EXPERT.
YOU'RE PROBABLY WONDERING
WHAT IT COULD BE?
SO I WON'T LEAVE YOU
HANGING ANY LONGER.
SO HERE IT GOES.
BEING DEAF.
IF YOU LOOK UP THE WORD
DEAF IN THE DICTIONARY,
YOU WILL FIND
THIS DEFINITION:
BEING DEAF MEANS PARTLY OR
COMPLETELY UNABLE TO HEAR.
IN MY OWN WORDS, BEING ABLE
MEANS NOT BEING ABLE TO HEAR.
I CAN TELL YOU IT'S VERY
IMPORTANT TO COMMUNICATE
WITH PEOPLE EVERYWHERE,
NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE.
BEING DEAF IS
NO DIFFERENT.

The clip ends and she appears back in the studio sitting next to Joseph.

She says WELL, HERE WE HAVE, I'D
LIKE TO INTRODUCE YOU
TO JOSEPH SUSSMAN, AND WE
ALL SEEM TO KNOW HIM
BECAUSE WE SAW HIM ON
LAST WEEK'S VIDEO.
SO WELCOME TO TV
ONTARIO, JOSEPH.
NOW JOSEPH, YOU HAD
A VERY BIG WEEK
AT WINFIELD'S JUNIOR
HIGH SCHOOL.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL
THE KIDS OUT THERE ABOUT
MAKING PRESENTATIONS,
AND WHY THIS WAS
SUCH A BIG WEEK
FOR YOU?

Joseph says SURE.
EVERY GRADE 7 DID
PUBLIC SPEAKING.
TWO PEOPLE PER
ENGLISH CLASS DID IT.
THERE WERE 14 PEOPLE
DID PUBLIC SPEAKING.
AND I WON MY PUBLIC
SPEAKING CONTEST.
AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DID
IT ON DIFFERENT TOPICS.
AND I DID MINE
ON BEING DEAF.

She says THAT WAS GREAT.
WE REALLY, REALLY ENJOYED
WATCHING IT TOO, JOSEPH.
THAT WAS TERRIFIC.
I'M JUST GOING TO PUT THIS
OUT THERE SO YOU CAN ALL SEE.
JOSEPH, BECAUSE IN OUR
SCHOOL WE DECIDE EACH YEAR
WE ARE GOING TO DO A
PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST,
DID THAT MAKE YOU WANT TO
DO A REALLY GOOD SPEECH
RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING?

Joseph says YEAH.


She continues OKAY.
SO DO YOU WANT TO TELL A
LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW YOU
FELT WHEN YOU GOT UP THERE
TO GIVE THAT SPEECH?
WERE YOU REALLY
NERVOUS?

Joseph says YEAH.
250 PEOPLE
WERE IN THERE.
I WAS SO NERVOUS.
DURING MY SPEECH,
I FELT RELAXED.
AND I FELT BETTER.
AND I WAS
GETTING CALMER.

She says THAT'S RIGHT.
IT WAS AMAZING.
AND WHAT I REALLY
LIKED ABOUT IT, JOSEPH,
WAS WHEN YOU GOT UP TO
GIVE YOUR SPEECH,
EVERYONE IN THE WHOLE She says
ALL THE GRADE
7 AUDIENCE,
HE GOT A STANDING
OVATION FROM HIS CLASS,
WHICH WAS GREAT.
DOING A PUBLIC SPEAKING
CONTEST KIND OF GETS
TEAM SPIRIT AND SO ON
GOING IN THE CLASSES.
AND IT WAS
REALLY GREAT.
AND YOU DID A
TERRIFIC JOB.
NOW, JOSEPH IS GOING
TO BE HERE WITH ME
FOR THE REST OF
THE SHOW.
SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
YOU'D LIKE TO CALL IN
AND ASK JOSEPH, ABOUT
PUBLIC SPEAKING,
OR ABOUT HIS SPEECH.
I KNOW LAST WEEK, AT
THE END OF THE SHOW,
WHEN I SAID TO THE KIDS,
WE'LL JUST WAIT FOR A
CALL TO COME IN HERE,
WHEN I SAID TO THE KIDS She says
THEY CALLED IN ABOUT YOUR
SPEECH, THEY REALLY THOUGHT
YOUR SPEECH HAD A
LOT OF THINGS THAT
WERE WORKING FOR AN
ORAL COMMUNICATION.
AND THAT WAS, YOU
WERE ENTHUSIASTIC,
YOU HAD A GREAT
SENSE OF HUMOUR,
YOU TOLD LOTS
OF GOOD STORIES,
AND YOU WERE USING
ALL SORTS OF GESTURES.
AND I THINK THAT'S SO
IMPORTANT BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY,
YOUR CONFIDENCE WAS
ENOUGH YOU WERE ABLE
TO DO THAT AND TO SMILE.
BECAUSE YOU WERE
SMILING IN YOUR SPEECH,
IT KIND OF MADE
US SMILE, TOO.
AND THAT WAS TERRIFIC.
OKAY, SO IF THERE IS ANYONE
THAT WOULD LIKE TO CALL IN,
AND TO TALK TO JOSEPH,
OR TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS.
OKAY, GOOD
MORNING USBORNE.

Lindsay says HELLO.

She says HI.
AND WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Lindsay says LINDSAY.

She says OH, HI, LINDSAY.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION FOR JOSEPH?

Lindsay says
HOW FAR EXACTLY DID HE GET
WITH HIS SPEECH, AND STUFF?

She says OKAY.
SHE WANTS TO KNOW HOW FAR
YOU GOT WITH YOUR SPEECH.
SO YOU'LL HAVE TO TELL
HER WHERE YOU WERE.

Joseph says UM, HOW FAR?

She says YOU ACTUALLY WON.

Joseph continues
WELL, I ACTUALLY
CAME IN FIRST.
WHEN I DID MINE WITH
MY ENGLISH CLASS,
I WAS THE FIRST TOP
PERSON TO GET PERFECT.
THEN I DID MY PUBLIC
SPEAKING AND I WON
THE TROPHY, NUMBER ONE.

She says THAT'S RIGHT.
SEE, WE HAD ALL OUR ENGLISH
STUDENTS IN OUR WHOLE SCHOOL,
EVERYBODY IN GRADE 7
HAD TO DO A SPEECH.
AND I KNOW THAT A LOT OF
YOU HAD TO DO SPEECHES
IN YOUR SCHOOL, TOO.
SO WE SELECTED TWO KIDS FROM
EACH OF THE GRADE 7 CLASSES.
WE HAVE SEVEN GRADE 7
CLASSES IN OUR SCHOOL.
SO JOSEPH WON
FROM THE CLASS.
SO THERE WERE
14 SPEAKERS.
THERE WERE TWO PER
CLASS THAT WENT
TO THE AUDITORIUM.
AND WE HAD 250
KIDS WATCH.
AND JOSEPH, TO
ANSWER YOUR QUESTION,
HE WENT ALL THE WAY
TO DO TOP, AND HE WON.
OKAY, GOOD MORNING,
JACK MINER?

Erin says HELLO.

She says HI.
WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Erin says ERIN.

She says HI, ERIN.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION FOR JOSEPH?

Erin says YEAH.
I JUST WANTED TO KNOW
IF ANYONE TEASES HIM
BECAUSE HE'S DEAF.

She says OH, OKAY.
DOES ANYONE TEASE YOU
BECAUSE YOU ARE DEAF?

Joseph says NOT A LOT
OF PEOPLE.
SOME PEOPLE TEASE ME
BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KNOW
WHAT THIS IS, AND
THEY MAKE FUN OF ME.
BUT I'M USED TO IT.
I DON'T REALLY
CARE WHAT THEY SAY.
BECAUSE I LIKE
BEING DEAF.

She says YEAH, YOU GAVE US A
LOT OF PLUSES, RIGHT?
I THINK IN JOSEPH'S SPEECH,
HE GAVE US ALL THE REASONS
THAT HE ENJOYS IT.
I THINK THE BEST ONE WAS
IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR
YOUR MOTHER, YOU
COULD TURN HER OFF.
NOW, WHENEVER YOU DON'T
WANT TO HEAR Mrs. U.J.,
DO YOU EVER
TURN ME OFF?

Joseph giggles and says YES.

She says OH, HE TURNS ME OFF!
THAT'S TERRIBLE!
THAT'S TERRIBLE.
OKAY, COLLEGE
AVENUE, GOOD MORNING.

The Caller says OKAY.
I JUST WANT TO KNOW,
WHAT THE WORST PART
OF BEING DEAF?

She says OH, OKAY.
WHAT'S THE WORST PART
ABOUT BEING DEAF?
YOU GAVE SO MANY
GOOD THINGS.
WHAT'S THE WORST?

Joseph says
WELL, THE WORST PART
OF BEING DEAF IS THAT,
LIKE, I GET LOTS OF
EAR INFECTIONS,
AND MY EARS GET
REALLY DRAINS,
AND I CAN'T HEAR
SINGERS OR MUSIC.
AND IF I GO TO A PARTY, AND
THERE'S A LOT OF MUSIC,
I WON'T BE ABLE TO
HEAR THE SINGER.
AND WHEN I TALK
TO MY FRIENDS,
I WON'T BE ABLE
TO HEAR THEM.
THAT'S THE WORST THING
ABOUT BEING DEAF.

She says OH, YOU ANSWERED
THAT VERY WELL.
BECAUSE THERE ARE SO
MANY OTHER NOISES,
IT'S VERY
DIFFICULT, RIGHT?
SO MANY OUTSIDE
NOISES.
HOW ARE YOU AT
A SCHOOL DANCE?
WHAT'S THE NOISE LIKE AT
A SCHOOL DANCE FOR YOU?

Joseph says
WELL, THE SCHOOL DANCE
FOR ME, I CAN HEAR IT,
IF IT'S REALLY
LOUD AND VIBRATING.
I FEEL LIKE
I'M SHAKING.

She says YEAH.
YOU JUST HAVE TO
TURN EVERYBODY OFF.
OKAY, ELGIN AVENUE,
GOOD MORNING.

Shannon says HI.

She says HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Shannon says SHANNON.

She says HI, SHANNON.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION FOR JOSEPH?

Shannon says IT'S NOT REALLY
A QUESTION.
I JUST WANTED TO SAY,
LIKE, YOU DID REALLY GOOD
ON YOUR SPEECH.
She says OH.
DID YOU HEAR
THAT, JOSEPH?

Joseph says NO.

She says OKAY, SHANNON WANTS TO SAY
THAT YOU DID REALLY WELL
ON YOUR SPEECH.

Joseph says THANK YOU.

She says THANK YOU FOR CALLING
THAT IN, SHANNON.
THAT'S TERRIFIC.
WE'LL TAKE ONE MORE
CALL, AND THEN SAVE
YOUR QUESTIONS
BECAUSE JOSEPH AND I
WILL BE HERE UNTIL
10:00 TO TALK TO YOU.
OKAY, ONE MORE CALL.
ELGIN AVENUE,
GOOD MORNING.
HI, ELGIN AVENUE?
GOOD MORNING?
HI, MIKE OR JOHN,
ARE YOU THERE?
OOPS, I THINK WE MAY
HAVE GOT DISCONNECTED.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING
TO CONTINUE ON.
AS I SAY, IF YOU WANT
TO TALK TO JOSEPH
ABOUT HIS WONDERFUL TROPHY,
AND ABOUT ORAL COMMUNICATION,
THAT WAS THE WHOLE
IMPORTANCE OF THAT
WHOLE LESSON ON MAKING
PRESENTATIONS BECAUSE
REMEMBER ON THAT
REPORT CARD NEXT YEAR,
ORAL, VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
IS SUCH A HUGE PART
OF OUR EVALUATION
ABOUT LANGUAGE.
IT'S REALLY ABOUT READING,
WRITING, AND ORAL.
OKAY, THIS SUMMER, I'M GOING
TO GIVE YOU SO MANY IDEAS
RIGHT NOW TO KEEP
LANGUAGE ALIVE.
NOW, WHAT I WANT YOU
TO DO ON YOUR AGENDA,
IS JUST KEEP WRITING
DOWN ALL THESE IDEAS.
BECAUSE THERE ARE GOING
TO BE SO MANY THINGS THAT
YOU ARE GOING TO SEE, THAT
YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO DO.
SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK
AT, FIRST OF ALL,
A REASON FOR DOING
ALL THESE THINGS.
NOW, WHAT I WOULD LIKE
YOU TO THINK ABOUT,
AND EVERYTHING WE'VE TALKED
ABOUT IN LANGUAGE ALIVE
HAS BEEN ABOUT HAVING A
REASON FOR DOING THINGS.

A new paper sheet reads "Organize a class reunion."

She continues
SO IF THE REASON FOR DOING
ALL THESE SUMMER ACTIVITIES
I'M GIVING YOU IS, PERHAPS,
WHEN YOU KIDS GET BACK TOGETHER
ON THE FIRST
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER,
IF YOU ORGANIZE
A CLASS REUNION,
WHERE YOU MIGHT GET
TOGETHER ON THE FIRST DAY
OF SCHOOL AND BRING ALL THE
STUFF THAT YOU HAVE DONE,
AND TO SHARE IT, THEN
PERHAPS YOU'D HAVE A REASON
FOR DOING A REALLY
GOOD JOB ON THAT.
NOW, I'M GOING TO START
NOW WITH SHOWING YOU
SOME WONDERFUL IDEAS.
AND AT THE END OF IT,
YOU CAN CALL IN
AND ASK QUESTIONS
ABOUT IT.
YOU CAN ALSO CALL IN AND
TALK TO JOSEPH, TOO.
OKAY, FIRST OF ALL,
THIS IS REALLY FABULOUS.
THIS IS CALLED, THE
LITTLE VAMPIRE'S DIARY.

She shows a small book with the title "The little vampire’s diary." The book cover is mainly yellow with a pattern based on bats and the drawing of a little kid and a small dragon wearing eye masks. She opens up the book and goes through the interior.

She continues
AND THE REASON WHY I'M
SHOWING IT TO YOU IS
YOU CAN DO A TAKEOFF
ON THIS DIARY AND DO
A FABULOUS SUMMER
DIARY OF YOUR OWN.
OKAY, FIRST OF ALL,
IT'S REALLY NEAT.
THE THINGS THAT ARE NEAT,
THERE'S ALL KINDS OF STUFF.
I CALL IT KIND OF
A 3D DIARY, OKAY?
EVEN THE WAY OPENING IT
IS FUN BECAUSE IT'S A
VELCRO OPENING, WHICH I
JUST LOVE VELCRO.
INSIDE YOU CAN SEE, THERE'S
ALL SORTS OF POCKETS.
YOU CAN MAKE POCKETS
IN YOUR DIARY BY PUTTING
A LITTLE PIECE OF BRISTOL
BOARD AND TAPING THINGS.
BUT WHAT I LOVE ABOUT
THIS, THIS ONE HAS
SPECIAL GLASSES, OKAY,
THAT YOU CAN MAKE TO LOOK
THROUGH THE DIARY,
AND IT'S GREAT.
NOW, ALL THE PAGES ARE
REALLY, REALLY NEAT.
YOU CAN SEE THERE
ARE FOLD-DOWN PAGES,
THERE ARE PEEK-A-BOO PAGES
WHERE YOU CAN MAYBE WRITE
SECRET THINGS YOU DON'T
WANT ANYONE MAYBE TO SEE.
THERE ARE ALL SORTS
OF POCKETS IN HERE.
PERHAPS YOU MIGHT
HAVE A SPECIAL DAY,
OR A TRIP THAT
YOU'VE BEEN ON,
THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE A
LITTLE MAP OF WHERE
YOU HAVE BEEN, OR
A SECRET PLACE,
MAYBE YOUR TREE
HUT OR SOMETHING.
SOMETHING THAT
YOU DO.
NOW, YOU CAN ALSO
PUT IN YOUR 3D DIARY,
LITTLE PIECES OF REALIA.
OKAY, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT
REALIA A LOT ON THE SHOW.
THIS IS A PICTURE
OF A BAND-AID.
AND MAYBE IF YOU CUT
YOURSELF OR SOMETHING,
YOU WANT TO WRITE ABOUT THE
DAY YOU INJURED YOURSELF,
AND HOW IT ALL
HAPPENED.
HERE'S A REALLY
COOL PAGE.
IT'S A POP-UP BOOK.
AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO
CONSTRUCT A POP-UP PAGE,
A 3D PAGE OF A
SPECIAL SOMETHING,
A SPECIAL DAY OR SOMETHING
NEAT THAT HAPPENS.
EVEN USING BAND-AIDS IS A
GREAT WAY TO MAKE
LITTLE PEEK-A-BOO
AND 3D THINGS.
HERE, WE'RE GOT
A POCK UP.
IT'S A LITTLE POCKET,
AND INSIDE THE POCKET
YOU CAN SEE IT POPS
UP, AND THERE ARE
SECRET CODES
BEHIND THING.
YOU MIGHT EVEN
GLUE ON TICKETS,
PLACES THAT YOU'VE GONE, IF
YOU GET TO GO TO WONDERLAND,
OR ANY LITTLE PIECES OF
THINGS THAT YOU CAN KEEP
THAT YOU CAN GLUE
AND TAPE INTO YOUR
DIARY TO MAKE IT 3D.
MAYBE YOU HAVE A
REALLY SPECIAL DAY,
AND YOU WANT TO WRITE
A SPECIAL LITTLE PAGE
THAT YOU CAN TAPE ON.
THIS, OBVIOUSLY,
IS A FISHING DAY.
SO THERE'S A LITTLE
FISH HANGING HERE
OF SOMETHING
THAT'S HAPPENED.
OKAY, SO THERE'S AN
IDEA OF A 3D DIARY.
I WON'T DO THE WHOLE
THING WITH YOU,
BUT THAT'S MY FIRST
IDEA FOR SUMMER,
AND KEEPING
LANGUAGE ALIVE.
THAT LOOKS FUN,
DOESN'T IT, JOSEPH?
NOW, THE NEXT THING IS,
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
A NUMBER OF
THINGS TO DO.
BUT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU
AN IDEA OF SOMETHING
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR
THINGS IN IN THE SUMMER.
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE
OF A SUMMER BOX.

A small box appears on screen. The cover on top has colourful feathers and confetti mixed with small pieces of wood.

She continues
AND THIS JUST LOOKS LIKE
A SUMMER BOX, DOESN'T IT?
BECAUSE IT'S ALL DECORATED
WITH FEATHERS AND BARK,
AND PIECES OF THINGS.
AND IT'S MAKING A
SUMMER OF '98 BOX.
ISN'T THAT A
GREAT IDEA?
SO YOU CAN PUT YOUR 3D DIARY
AND ALL THE THINGS I SHOW YOU,
YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
PLACE YOU CAN KEEP THEM.
SO YOU CAN DECORATE YOUR
BOX AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE
THE SUMMER OF '98.
THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL WANT
TO KEEP ALL YOUR STUFF.
NOW, HERE'S A NEAT IDEA OF
SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN MAKE.
AND I CALL THIS MY
CAR OR MY CAMP KIT.
AND I'LL JUST PUT YOU
DOWN HERE ON THE
GRAPHIC'S CAMERA
SO YOU CAN SEE.
I USE BAGGIES A LOT.
AND THESE ARE GREAT,
THESE ZIPLOCK BAGS
BECAUSE IT KEEPS THINGS.
AND YOU CAN LABEL THINGS,
AND DATE THINGS, AND SO ON.
AND INSIDE THE CAMP KIT,
WE HAVE A HARD DIARY.
YOU CAN GET THESE, THEY
CAN BE LINED OR UNLINED.
I THINK I GOT THIS
ONE AT A DRUGSTORE.
OOPS, UPSIDE DOWN.
IT'S A GREAT DIARY.
AND INSIDE, YOU CAN
USE THE 3D IDEA,
BUT WHAT I LIKE MY KIDS
TO DO IN THE SUMMER,
IS TO USE THE
POST-IT NOTES.

Now she shows a new journal with blank pages. Inside, she uses colourful posting sticky notes in different pages.

She continues
AND YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE
ALL DIFFERENT SHAPES
AND SIZES, AND SOME OF THEM
ARE LINED AND UNLINED.
AND THIS IS A GREAT THING
TO DO IN THE CAR WHERE
YOU CAN WRITE THINGS
ON YOUR POST-IT NOTE
AND ACTUALLY USE THE
POST-IT, YOU CAN WRITE ON IT
BECAUSE IT'S A
HARD SURFACE.
AND THEN WHEN
SOMETHING HAPPENS,
YOU CAN JUST PUT IT OFF,
AND YOU PUT IT
WHEREVER YOU WOULD
LIKE ON YOUR DIARY.
SO DOESN'T THAT
MAKE A GREAT IDEA?
AND IF YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR THINGS,
AND I KNOW WHEN KIDS GO
OFF TO CAMP, AND SO ON,
WHEN I SEND MY KIDS, WE
HAVE TO SEND A WRITING KIT,
SO THEY'LL WRITE THE
PARENTS AND SO ON.
BUT IF YOU WANT TO GET YOUR
SUMMER CAR AND CAMP KIT READY,
THIS WOULD BE A
GREAT IDEA.
IF YOU HAVE ANY STICKERS OR
THINGS AROUND YOUR HOUSE,
OR LEFT OVER FROM YOUR
STICKER BOOK COLLECTIONS
AND SO ON, THESE ARE
NEAT THINGS TO PUT INTO
YOUR CAR AND
YOUR CAMP KIT.
SO GET THAT IDEA DOWN.
THAT'S A REALLY
GOOD ONE, TOO.
NOW, MORE ON THE
SUMMER JOURNAL IDEAS.
LET ME JUST SHOW
YOU SOME OF THESE.
YOU CAN MAKE JOURNALS
THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY
FOR THE SUMMERTIME.
AND TRY TO THINK IN THE
SUMMER OF DOING THINGS
THAT USE THINGS THAT
ARE AROUND YOU
IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT,
AND SO ON.
AND HERE'S A NEAT
SUMMER JOURNAL.
AND THE COVER IS ACTUALLY
MADE OF BEESWAX.
YOU CAN SEE IT HAS DRIED
FLOWERS AND SO ON ON IT.
AND YOU CAN MAKE IT
VERY AUTHENTIC-LOOKING.
HERE'S ANOTHER SORT OF,
MAKING YOUR DIARIES
LOOK ALIVE, AND
FOR YOUR DIARY.
YOU CAN SEE IT'S TIED
WITH A SHOELACE,
AND THERE'S SOME
FEATHERS AND THINGS.
AND PAPERS ARE ALL, THEY
MIGHT BE HANGING OUT.
YOU MIGHT FIND DIFFERENT
KINDS OF THINGS
FOR PAPERS THAT
YOU CAN USE.
SO THERE IS ANOTHER
SUMMER DIARY IDEA.
NOW, THIS IS ONE OF
MY FAVOURITE ONES.
I CALL THIS MY
ENVIRONMENTAL COLLECTOR
WHERE YOU CAN
COLLECT THINGS.

She shows a series of diaries and boxes made of different materials.

She continues
WE'LL CALL THIS AN
ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNAL.
DOESN'T THIS LOOK NEAT?
DON'T YOU JUST WANT
TO MAKE ONE OF THESE?
OKAY, YOU CAN SEE, DON'T
TAKE THINGS OFF TREES,
BUT IF YOU ARE WANDERING
AROUND IN THE SUMMER
AND YOU SEE THINGS
ON THE GROUND,
LIKE THIS LOOKS LIKE SOME
DOWN FROM SOME FEATHERS,
AND THIS IS BIRCHBARK
THAT WAS FOUND
AROUND ON THE
GROUND AND SO ON,
AND YOU CAN KEEP YOUR
ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNAL.
YOU CAN USE THIS TO COLLECT
STUFF OVER THE SUMMER.
YOU CAN WRITE THINGS.
THIS IS ONE THAT'S DONE ON,
IT'S LIKE A RICE PAPER.
YOU MIGHT DO A
PAGE FOR EACH DAY,
OR VARIOUS THINGS
THAT YOU DO,
AND COLLECT OTHER THINGS
IN THE ENVIRONMENT.
SO THAT'S JUST A
REALLY NEAT IDEA
FOR A SUMMER OF '98 BOX.
SO THERE'S ANOTHER IDEA.
GET THAT ONE DOWN, 'COS
THAT'S A GOOD ONE.
NOW, WE'VE TALKED A LOT
ABOUT MOVIES THIS YEAR,
OR IN THIS SESSION, AND
THIS IS CALLED MOVIE TALK.
AND IT'S A SUMMER
MOVIE JOURNAL.
AND HERE'S SOME
THINGS YOU MIGHT DO.
NOW, I'VE JUST SORT
OF DECORATED MINE
SO IT LOOKS LIKE A
MOVIE, AND YOU COULD
MAKE IT OUT OF BRISTOL
BOARD, OR ANYTHING
YOU MIGHT HAVE AT
HOME TO DO THAT.
AND ANYTHING THAT RELATES
TO MOVIES AND VIDEOS,
YOU CAN COLLECT THEM AND
PUT THEM IN YOUR JOURNAL.
NOW, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MIGHT
COLLECT ALL THE DIFFERENT ADS
OF THINGS, MOVIE
ADS OF WHAT'S UP,
AND WHAT'S COMING ON VIDEO,
AND WHAT'S AT THE MOVIES,
AND YOU MIGHT MAKE
A WHOLE COLLECTION
OF SOME OF THE ADS AND CIRCLE
THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO DO.
YOU MIGHT MAKE A LITTLE
POCKET LIKE MY VAMPIRE DIARY,
AND KEEP ALL THE
TICKET STUBS OVER
THE SUMMER, THE ONES
YOU'VE GONE TO.
YOU MIGHT WRITE UP SOME
MOVIE REVIEWS, OKAY?
THINGS YOU LIKED
ABOUT THE MOVIES.
YOU CAN EVEN USE, I'M
USING POST- IT NOTES HERE,
AS YOU KNOW, I
JUST LOVE THOSE.
AND YOU CAN ALSO CUT
OUT FROM THE NEWSPAPER,
SOME OF THE PROFESSIONAL
MOVIE REVIEWS.
SOMETIMES WHAT WE
THINK ABOUT MOVIES,
AND WHAT THE PEOPLE WRITE
UP IN THE PAPERS
ARE VERY, VERY DIFFERENT.
NOW, YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO
RATE SOME OF THE MOVIES.
AND WE'VE TALKED
ABOUT RUBRIC SCALE.
HERE'S AN IDEA FOR MAKING A
MOVIE RATING THAT'S EASY.
WE TALKED ABOUT THE
SMILING FACE BEING She says
IT WAS A SUPERSTAR
MOVIE, OR IT WAS JUST,
SORT OF A MEDIUM FACE.
IT WAS AN OKAY MOVIE.
OR THIS SAD FACE MIGHT BE
THAT YOU DIDN'T ENJOY IT.
AND THEN IF YOU LOVED IT, OR
YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT AT ALL,
THEN THERE'S A PLACE
TO START WRITING.
I THINK THE KEY, THIS
SUMMER, EVERYONE,
IS TO KEEP THE
LANGUAGE GOING.
AND IF WE CAN DO SOME OF
THESE FUN ACTIVITIES,
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.
NOW, A LOT OF THOSE THINGS
I'VE SHOWED YOU HAVE BEEN
WRITING IDEAS, BUT WE
CAN'T FORGET THAT WHAT WE
WANT TO DO IS TO KEEP
THE READING GOING, TOO.
THAT'S REALLY,
REALLY IMPORTANT.
REMEMBER, YOU'RE ONLY GOING
TO IMPROVE YOUR READING
BY READING EVERY DAY.
AND OVER THE SUMMER, IT'S
GREAT BECAUSE YOU CAN
READ ANYTHING YOU WANT.
LET ME SHOW YOU MY
READ-AND-ROLL IDEA.

A white paper rolled contains sticky notes and comments all along.

She continues
YOU CAN USE SHELF PAPER.
WHAT I'VE DONE HERE IS I'VE
CUT PAPER UP IN STRIPS,
AND IT'S ACTUALLY A ROLL,
SO IT'S QUITE LONG.
AND I'VE JUST ROLLED IT
UP AND FASTENED IT SO
YOU CAN SEE IT CAN GO ON
AND ON AND ON AND ON.
SO WHAT YOU WOULD DO, YOU
WOULD START AT THE TOP
WITH YOUR ROLL.
ANOTHER THING YOU COULD
USE HERE IS PAPER
FROM ADDING MACHINES.
YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME OF
THOSE OLD THINGS AROUND
YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU
COULD ACTUALLY ROLL OUT.
SO IT'S CALLED
READ AND ROLL.
YOU CAN COUNT ON THIS,
COMICS, MAGAZINES,
NEWSPAPERS, ANYTHING YOU
CAN GET YOUR HANDS ON
THAT YOU MIGHT LIKE
TO READ, OKAY?
SO YOU WOULD UNROLL AS YOU
RECORD WHAT YOU ARE READING.
SO JULY 1ST, THIS MIGHT
BE SOMETHING YOU READ,
A COMIC BOOKING AND YOU
WRITE DOWN THE NAME
OF THE COMIC BOOK, AND WHAT
YOU ENJOYED ABOUT IT.
JULY 5TH, MAYBE YOU READ
SOMETHING IN THE NEWSPAPER.
AND JULY 10TH, AND SO ON.
SO YOU GET THE IDEA THAT
IT'S READ AND ROLL,
AND MAYBE YOU CAN FILL UP
YOUR WHOLE ROLL BY THE END
OF THE SUMMER TO MEAN YOU
HAVE REALLY BEEN DOING
A LOT OF READING.
AND YOU CAN KEEP ALL THESE
THINGS IN YOUR SUMMER BOX.
SO IF YOU HAVE
A BOX LIKE THIS,
THEN WHEN YOU COME TO YOUR
CLASS REUNION IN SEPTEMBER,
AND YOU SHOW YOUR
CLASS, YOU CAN SAY,
LOOK AT ALL THE STUFF THAT
I DID OVER THE SUMMER.
I DID THE MOVIE, I
DID THE READ AND ROLL,
AND I DID A
FABULOUS JOURNAL.
AND THAT WAS MY
SUMMER OF '98.
SO THAT BRINGS
US TO A WRAP UP.
BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY
THE END OF THE SHOW.
AND I HOPE YOU'VE GOT
LOTS OF IDEAS DOWN.
AND I'M GOING TO STAY.
IT'S QUARTER TO 10;
WE HAVE UNTIL 10:00.
I'LL TAKE AS MANY
CALLS AS YOU HAVE.
YOU CAN COMMENT ON THINGS
THAT WORKED IN THE CLASSROOM.
QUESTIONS YOU
HAVE ABOUT ANY
OF THE SUMMERTIME
ACTIVITIES.
JOSEPH, I WOULD LIKE ANYONE
TO CALL IN AND
TALK TO JOSEPH, ASK
QUESTIONS, AND SO ON,
ABOUT MAKING
PRESENTATIONS.
SO CALL IN.
HI, JACK MINER?

Alex says YES.
THIS IS ALEX.

She says HI, ALEX.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR A COMMENT?

Alex says YEAH.
I HAVE A QUESTION
FOR JOSEPH.

She says GREAT.
OKAY, JOSEPH,
WHAT'S THE QUESTION?

Alex says
HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN
YOU WON YOUR TROPHY?

She says OH, THAT'S A REALLY
GOOD QUESTION.
HE WANTED TO KNOW
HOW DID YOU FEEL
WHEN YOU WON
YOUR TROPHY?

Joseph says
I FELT REALLY HAPPY
'COS I WON SOMETHING
THAT I COULDN'T
DO BEFORE.
THAT'S ALL.

She says THAT'S GOOD.
THAT'S RIGHT.
I THINK THAT WAS THE
KEY THING JOSEPH SAID.
HE DIDN'T THINK THIS WAS
ANYTHING THAT HE COULD DO
BEFORE, AND FOR ALL
OF US, YOU KNOW,
TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE
SO WELL ORALLY
IS SO IMPORTANT, AS JOSEPH
SAID IN HIS SPEECH.
AND I THINK ANOTHER
THING YOU FELT WAS,
I SAW A SENSE OF
RELIEF IN YOUR FACE,
WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER.
BUT IT WAS GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
HI, THE PINES,
GOOD MORNING.

Justin says HI.

She says HI.
WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Justin says JUSTIN.

She says HI, JUSTIN.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR A COMMENT?

Justin says YEAH, I HAVE A
QUESTION FOR JOSEPH.
She says SURE.

Justin says OKAY.

She says WHAT'S YOUR QUESTION?

Justin says HOW DID YOU PRACTICE
SAYING YOUR SPEECH?

She says OKAY, GOOD.
THAT'S A GOOD
QUESTION.
HOW DID YOU PRACTICE
SAYING YOUR SPEECH?
HOW DID YOU GET READY TO
GET UP IN FRONT OF CLASS?
BECAUSE THAT WAS A BIG
PART OF IT, THE DELIVERY.
THAT'S A VERY
GOOD QUESTION.

Joseph says
WHEN I PRACTICED,
I DID MY SPEECH,
I TYPED IT UP
ON MY COMPUTER,
THEN MADE FLASH CARDS,
AND I PRACTICED IN
FRONT OF A MIRROR
SOMETIMES.
THEN I DID IT IN FRONT OF
MY DAD MOST OF THE TIME.
HE TOLD ME IF IT WAS CLEAR,
OR IF I HAD TO SLOW DOWN,
WHEN I DID IT IN
FRONT OF MY DAD A LOT.

She says GOOD.
THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA.
AND ONE OF THE THINGS
WE TALKED IN CLASS WAS,
AFTER YOU'D
WRITTEN THE SPEECH,
AND YOU HAD SORT
OF LEARNED IT,
WHEN YOU PUT IT
ON THE CARDS,
REMEMBER WE TALKED
ABOUT NOT PUTTING
THE WHOLE SPEECH
ON THE CARDS?
WHY DID WE DO THAT?
WHY DO WE NOT WRITE THE
WHOLE SPEECH ON THE CARDS?

Joseph says
I DON'T KNOW.

She continues
BECAUSE WE SAID, IF YOU
WRITE THE WHOLE SPEECH
ON THE SPEECH CARDS, THEN
YOU WOULD JUST READ IT.
AND I THINK THAT WAS THE
NICE THING ABOUT
YOUR SPEECH, THAT YOU
WEREN'T READING IT.
THAT YOU HAD LEARNED
IT, AND THE CARDS
WERE JUST A PROMPT.
RIGHT.
THAT WAS A GOOD
QUESTION.
OKAY, USBORNE,
GOOD MORNING.

The Caller says HELLO.

She says HI, DID YOU
HAVE A QUESTION?

The Caller says YES.

She says OKAY.

The Caller says WELL, NOT A
QUESTION.
I'LL GIVE YOU A LOONY FOR
A STORY ABOUT TEACHERS.

She says OH, JOSEPH, SHE
LISTENED CAREFULLY.
SHE SAID, SHE WOULD GIVE YOU
A LOONY IF YOU WOULD
TELL HER ONE OF THE SECRETS
THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT,
THAT YOU KNEW.
OKAY, YOU CAN
TELL IT.
THIS IS
REALLY FUNNY.

Joseph says
SOMETIMES THE TEACHERS TALK
ABOUT HOW BAD THE KIDS ARE.
IF THE KIDS
WOULDN'T BEHAVE.
ABOUT A CLASSROOM, IF
YOU WERE BAD OR GOOD.

She says OH, OKAY.
OKAY.
WHAT ABOUT THE DAY
I WENT SOMEWHERE,
AND I CAME BACK,
AND YOU WERE LAUGHING.
YOU CAN TELL
HER ABOUT THIS
BECAUSE IT'S THE
END OF THE YEAR.

Joseph says
WHICH ONE WAS THAT?

She says SOMETIMES WHEN THE TEACHERS
FORGET TO TURN IT OFF,
AND THEY GO OFF
TO THE WASHROOM.

Joseph says OH.
WELL, SHE FORGOT TO
TURN OFF THE SYSTEM,
AND SHE WENT TO
THE BATHROOM,
AND SHE LEFT
THE FM ON.

She says SO WHEN I CAME BACK
INTO THE CLASSROOM,
JOSEPH WAS LAUGHING.
IS THAT WORTH A LOONY?
I THINK SO.
THAT'S GREAT.
OKAY.
GOOD MORNING, USBORNE,
ARE YOU STILL THERE?
HI.
WAS THAT WORTH
A LOONY?
OKAY.

The Caller says HELLO.

She says HI, GOOD MORNING.

The Caller says WE USE A METHOD
FOR EDITING.

She says YES.
AND WHAT WAS
YOUR METHOD?

The Caller says IT'S CALLED COPS.
AND IT STANDS
FOR SOMETHING.

She says OKAY, I'M GOING TO PUT IT
ON THE GRAPHIC'S CAMERA,
AND YOU CAN TELL ME
WHAT IT STANDS FOR.
OKAY, JUST A SECOND WHILE
I GET IT ON THERE FOR YOU.
OKAY, COPS.

She writes COPS on a paper sheet.

The Caller says
C STANDS FOR
CAPITALIZATION.

She says CAPITALIZATION.
RIGHT.
O STANDS FOR?

The Caller says
OVERALL APPEARANCE.

She says THIS IS GOOD, OKAY.
RIGHT, AND P?

The Caller says STANDS FOR
PUNCTUATION.
She says RIGHT.
AND S?

The Caller says STANDS FOR SPELLING.

She says OH, THAT IS A
GREAT IDEA.
NOW, THERE'S AN IDEA YOU
SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR AGENDA
EVERYONE, IS TO WRITE
DOWN THE WORD COPS.
AND THAT CAME
FROM USBORNE.
WHAT A GOOD IDEA.
C STANDS FOR
CORRECTING CAPITALS,
OVERALL IMPRESSION,
PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING.
GOOD.
THANKS FOR
CALLING THAT IN.
THAT WAS TERRIFIC.
OKAY, I DO HAVE SOME
OTHER THINGS TO SHOW
WHILE WE'RE WAITING
FOR SOME CALLS.
I'LL JUST QUICKLY SHOW
THIS ONE BECAUSE ONE
OF MY STUDENTS WORKED SO
VERY, VERY HARD ON IT.
YOU CAN SEE IT SAYS
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
AND AGAIN THE IDEA OF
DOING A CHARACTER BOX.
AND CATHY, IN ONE OF
MY GRADE 7 CLASSES,
READ ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

She shows a new object. It’s a house-shaped box that contains books, pens and notes inside.

She continues
THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL
SUMMERTIME READING BOOK.
SHE'S ACTUALLY
RECREATED ON HER BOX,
THE ACTUAL HOUSE OF
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
NOW, INSIDE IT, SHE'S
ACTUALLY, OOPS, OKAY,
SHE HAS ACTUALLY, I
CAN SHOW YOU THIS.
SHE HAS THE ACTUAL
CLASSROOM THAT'S INSIDE
THE TOP OF THE BOX.
SHE HAS INCLUDED
THE BOOK HERE,
AND INSIDE THE BOX ARE ALL
THE THINGS THAT RELATE
TO ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
I'M JUST GOING TO MOVE THIS
UNDER THE GRAPHIC'S CAMERA
SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THIS.
BECAUSE IT'S SUCH
A GREAT IDEA.
YOU CAN SEE THIS IS
THE INSIDE OF THE BOX,
AND SHE HAS IT
ALL DECORATED.
AND ALL THE LITTLE THINGS
THAT SHE HAS MADE FOR
THE BOX ALL RELATE TO
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
SO FOR EXAMPLE, SHE HAS MADE
A LITTLE PENCIL AND A
NOTE PAD, AND THEN SHE'S
GOT A PEEK-A-BOO SLATE
FOR EACH ONE OF THEM.
WE JUST LOVE PEEK-A-BOOS
IN OUR CLASS.
SHE LOVED TO WRITE.
AT AGE NINE, SHE HAD BEEN
KEEPING A DAILY DIARY.
SO THAT'S WHY THE
DIARY WAS THERE.
SO EVERYTHING HAS
A REASON.
FOR EXAMPLE, HERE'S
A MAP, A FLAG.
SHE LIVED IN PEI, AND LOVED
EVERY SINGLE MINUTE
WHEN SHE WAS OUT WITH
BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.
SO THIS IS A REALLY NEAT
IDEA TO DO IN THE SUMMER,
TOO, IS TO ACTUALLY CREATE
A CHARACTER BOX ABOUT
A BOOK THAT YOU HAVE READ,
AND THEN THIS IS
ALMOST LIKE, YOU COULD
ACTUALLY LIFT THE LID OFF,
AND YOU CAN BE THAT
CHARACTER BECAUSE
YOU KNOW THEM SO WELL.
IT'S LIKE THEIR
TREASURE BOX, OKAY?
AND THAT'S A
NEAT THING TO DO.
NOW, JOSEPH, YOU DID A
CHARACTER BOX, DIDN'T YOU?

Joseph says YEAH.

She says WHAT WAS THE CHARACTER BOX
YOU DID FOR BIOGRAPHY DAY?

Joseph says ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

She says OH, THAT'S GOOD.
ARE YOU GOING TO COME
DRESSED AS ABRAHAM
LINCOLN ON MONDAY?

Joseph says YEAH.

She says OH, I CAN'T WAIT.
I HOPE YOU HAVE
A BEARD, DO YOU?
OKAY, WE HAVE ANOTHER
CALL FROM THE PINES.
GOOD MORNING.

Katie says HELLO.

She says HI.
WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Katie says KATIE.

She says HI, KATIE.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION?

Katie says
YEAH, WHEN DID JOSEPH'S
PARENTS FIND OUT
THAT HE WAS DEAF?

She says OH, OKAY.
WHEN DID YOUR PARENTS
FIND OUT YOU WERE DEAF?

Joseph says
UM, WELL, WHEN I WAS BORN,
THEY HAD ALL THESE TESTS.
SO WHEN THEY LOOKED
IN MY EARS, THEY SAW She says
FIRST THEY DID KNEW I
COULD HEAR ALL THIS STUFF,
SO THEY LOOK AT MY EARS,
THE COCHLEAR IN MY EARS
WASN'T FORMED PROPERLY.
SO THAT'S PROBABLY HOW
THEY KNEW I WAS DEAF.

She says THAT WAS JUST AFTER YOU
WERE BORN, JOSEPH?
RIGHT, RIGHT.
OKAY, GOOD MORNING,
ELGIN AVENUE?

Justin says HELLO.

She says HI.
WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Justin says JUSTIN.

She says HI, JUSTIN.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR COMMENT?

Justin says YEAH.
I HAD A QUESTION
FOR JOSEPH.

She says SURE, OKAY.

Justin says BEFORE YOU WENT ON STAGE,
WERE YOU REALLY NERVOUS?

She says OH, OKAY.
SURE.
BEFORE YOU WENT ON STAGE FOR
THE PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTEST
THIS WEEK, WERE
YOU REALLY NERVOUS?

Joseph says YES, I WAS REALLY
NERVOUS.

She says THAT'S RIGHT.
AND WAS EVERYBODY
ELSE NERVOUS?

Joseph says I THINK SO.

She says YEAH, I THINK
EVERYBODY WAS NERVOUS.
THAT'S RIGHT.
BUT EVERYBODY WAS
SO RELIEVED AFTER.
BUT I THINK EVERYONE REALLY
ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE.
AND IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING
YOU MIGHT WANT TO GET GOING
IN YOUR SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.
NOT THAT COMPETITION
IS SO IMPORTANT,
BUT IT'S REALLY A CLASS
SPIRIT THING, ISN'T IT?
AND IT CERTAINLY
HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE
OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
TO HAVE AN ASSEMBLY,
JUST AN ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY.
THAT'S WHAT WE
LIKE TO CALL IT.
SO THAT'S A NICE
THING TO DO.
HI, ELGIN AVENUE,
GOOD MORNING.

Dan says HELLO.

She says HI, WHO AM I
SPEAKING TO?

Dan says DAN.

She says HI.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR COMMENT?

Dan says I GOT A QUESTION.
WHERE DID YOU GET THAT
DIARY, THE VAMPIRE ONE?

She says WHICH ONE?
Mrs. POGUE, WHO WORKS WITH
YOUR TEACHERS ON WEDNESDAYS,
THIS IS ACTUALLY HERS.
I'LL JUST SHOW YOU THE
BACK SO YOU CAN SEE
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT, YOU
MIGHT WANT TO BUY ONE.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO
MAKE ONE OF THOSE?

Dan says MAKE IT?

She says YEAH.
THIS IS ONE THAT'S
A PURCHASED ONE.
BUT THE REASON I'M SHOWING
YOU IS MAYBE YOU
CAN MAKE ONE THAT WOULD
BE SIMILAR TO THAT.
SO ANY OF THE
CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORES.
I'M SURE SHE
BOUGHT IT AT
THE TORONTO CHILDREN'S
BOOKSTORE.
BUT MAYBE CHECK SOME OF
THE STORES WHERE YOU LIVE.
DO YOU WANT TO
WRITE THAT DOWN?
SO IT'S THE
VAMPIRE DIARY.
AND IT'S PLAXIE
WISHBONE, IS THE AUTHOR.
P-L-A-X-I-E WISHBONE.
I KNOW SO MANY OF THE
PEOPLE HERE AT TV ONTARIO,
AFTER SEEING THIS, THEY
REALLY WANT TO BUY IT,
TOO, FOR THEIR KIDS.

Dan says OKAY.

She says IT'S FUN.
OKAY?
SO THANKS FOR
CALLING IN.
OKAY, JACK MINER,
GOOD MORNING.

McKenzie says HI.

She says HI.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

McKenzie says MCKENZIE.

She says HI, DO YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR A COMMENT?

McKenzie says I HAD A QUESTION
FOR JOSEPH.

She says GREAT, OKAY.

McKenzie says
HOW DID YOUR FRIENDS FEEL
WHEN YOU WON THE CONTEST?

She says OH, OKAY, THAT'S A
VERY GOOD QUESTION.
HOW DID YOUR FRIENDS FEEL
WHEN YOU WON THE CONTEST?

Joseph says
UM, I THINK THEY, WELL,
I THINK THEY FELT
REALLY, REALLY
HAPPY 'COS I WON.
I'M NOT REALLY SURE.
BUT I THINK THEY
WERE REALLY HAPPY.

She says YEAH, THEY WERE.
'COS I CAN REMEMBER WHEN
OUR WHOLE CLASS STOOD UP
AND GAVE JOSEPH A STANDING
OVATION, WHICH WAS GREAT.
EVERYBODY WANTED THE
CHILDREN IN THEIR
OWN CLASS TO WIN.
OUR CLASS CERTAINLY
WANTED YOU TO WIN.
THAT WAS GREAT.
OKAY, THE PINES,
GOOD MORNING.

The Caller says HELLO.

She says DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR COMMENT?

The Caller says QUESTION.

She says GOOD, OKAY.

The Caller says HOW DID JOSEPH
LEARN HOW TO SPEAK?

She says OH, THAT'S A VERY
GOOD QUESTION.
JOSEPH, HOW DID YOU
LEARN HOW TO SPEAK?

Joseph says
UM, WELL, I WENT TO
A SPECIAL TEACHER,
AND THEN THE TEACHER
GAVE ME AN EXAMPLE
OF WHAT AN APPLE
LOOKS LIKE.
AND HE WOULD
SAY APPLE TO ME,
AND I HAVE TO SAY
IT BACK TO HIM.
BUT IT TOOK A LONG TIME
TO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK.
SO I WENT TO A
SPECIAL TEACHER.

She says HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU
WERE ABLE TO SPEAK
AS WELL AS YOU
SPEAK RIGHT NOW?
BECAUSE YOU SPEAK
VERY WELL.

Joseph says
I PROBABLY WAS ABOUT,
LIKE WHEN I WAS A BABY,
LIKE ONE YEAR OLD.

She says WOW, THAT IS
AMAZING.
THAT WAS A GOOD
QUESTION.
OKAY, I THINK WE HAVE
A CHANCE FOR MAYBE
ONE MORE QUESTION.
THIS, I THINK WILL
BE OUR LAST QUESTION.
OKAY, ELGIN AVENUE,
GOOD MORNING.

Jessica says HI.

She says HI, WHAT IS
YOUR NAME?

Jessica says JESSICA.

She says HI, JESSICA.
DID YOU HAVE A
QUESTION OR A COMMENT?

Jessica says YEAH, I WAS WONDERING IF
BEFORE YOU LEARNED TO TALK,
YOU LEARNED SIGN LANGUAGE OR
LIP READING OR SOMETHING?

She says BEFORE HE LEARNED
TO TALK?
WHEN DID HE LEARN
THE LIP READING?

Jessica says YEAH, IF HE EVER
LEARNED LIP READING OR
SIGN LANGUAGE
OR SOMETHING?

She says SURE, OKAY.
JOSEPH, DID YOU LEARN LIP
READING AND SIGN LANGUAGE?

Joseph says WELL, I DON'T
KNOW SIGN LANGUAGE,
BUT I DIDN'T
LEARN LIP READING.
I JUST LOOK AT
OTHER PEOPLE'S LIPS,
AND I KNEW WHAT THEY
WERE SAYING LIKE THAT.
I LOOK AT OTHER
PEOPLE'S LIPS.
NOBODY TAUGHT ME HOW TO LIP
READ, I JUST TAUGHT MYSELF.

She says OH, YOU TAUGHT
YOURSELF?
OH, THAT WAS A
GOOD SKILL.
SOMETIMES I GET NERVOUS WHEN
JOSEPH MIGHT BE READING
MY LIPS ALL THE TIME WHEN I'M
TALKING TO OTHER TEACHERS.
SO I HAVE TO BE
VERY CAREFUL.
JOSEPH, IT'S BEEN SO GREAT
THAT YOU COULD COME
AND VISIT WITH US, AND
SHARE YOUR TROPHY,
AND GIVE IDEAS FOR KIDS TO
PERHAPS A PUBLIC SPEAKING
CONTEST OR SOMETHING IN
THEIR SCHOOL NEXT YEAR
TO IMPROVE THEIR ORAL
COMMUNICATION
AND REALLY FOCUS ON IT.
AND THAT'S REALLY
ALL THE TIME WE HAVE.
AND WE'RE GOING
TO WRAP IT UP.
NOW BECAUSE THIS IS
OUR SUMMERTIME SHOW,
AND ALL THEIR
SUMMERTIME LEARNING,
I THOUGHT I'D PUT ON
MY SUMMERTIME HAT.
BECAUSE WHILE YOU'RE DOING
YOUR SUMMER OF '98 BOXES,
AND ALL OF YOUR ACTIVITIES,
THIS LITTLE HAT SHOWS
YOU WHAT I'M GOING TO
BE DOING THIS SUMMER.
SO JOSEPH, CAN YOU TELL
THEM SORT OF WHAT'S ON
MY HAT THAT MIGHT GIVE
AN INDICATION OF WHAT
I MIGHT BE DOING
THIS SUMMER?


She puts on a headpiece made of white flowers.

Joseph says
PROBABLY YOU ARE GOING
TO BE PLANTING, RELAXING.

She says EXACTLY.
THERE'S A LOT OF RELAXING
GOING ON WITH THIS HAT.
AND THERE CERTAINLY
WILL BE A LOT
OF WORK IN THE GARDEN.
SO IT'S BEEN A WRAP.
AND IT'S BEEN GREAT.
AND I REALLY
ENJOYED THE SERIES.
AND I HOPE YOU'LL
ALL COME BACK
AND SEE US IN SEPTEMBER.
AND DON'T FORGET THAT CLASS
REUNION WITH A REASON
FOR DOING ALL THAT
NEAT STUFF THAT
YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING IN
YOUR SUMMER OF '98 BOXES.
SO BYE FOR NOW.

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Watch: Student Session 6A