Summer Reading Speeches
Write a two-paragraph speech in which you review one of the books that
you were responsible for reading last summer: Ragtime, or one of the
two voluntary choices. (Be ready to turn in the text of your speech in word
In your first paragraph describe what the writer was attempting to accomplish
in his or her novel.
was the writer's purpose?
was it achieved? Be specific.
examples from the text to support your argument.
a short quote from your favorite passage in the book.
In your second paragraph describe the degree to which the writer succeeded in
accomplishing his or her goal.
simply recount the plot. Analyze the writer's goal.
that you will be giving a speech.
just stand up and read your review.
it to your audience.