English Group Presentation – Nobody Knows (Shelley Tanaka)

During the English class, our class read a book and created a presentation as a group. Our group read “Nobody Knows”, and I worked with Megumi, Erik, and Aiden. Nobody knows is a sad story, which is about children who are abandoned by their parents. It was really surprising that this story is based on a real story. After creating a presentation, we needed to present our presentation and there were criteria A, B, and C. To get the highest grade(9-10) at Criterion A(content), we had to show good understanding and give a detailed speech with an effective argument. Also, we had to include quotations which support my points. To get the highest grade at criterion B, we needed to give an organized speech and connect my ideas with my group’s thoughts. Lastly, to get the highest grade at Criterion C, I needed to use nice and accurate vocabulary and do eye contact with the audience while presenting.

Our group had to present one slide for each person, so our group divided our job. Erik talked about characters, Aiden talked about perspective, Megumi talked about the real story and I presented about the messages that this book is giving.

Here is our group’s presentation :

I thought this book tells us that we need to be nice to our parents. This is because in this book, Akira and his siblings faced lots of hard situations because their mom left them and never came back. Secondly, I also thought that this book tells that we need to help poor neighborhoods. This is because Akira’s family could not send children to school because they did not have enough money. However, a kind girl, whose name is Saki, helps them, so that they could know how it feels to be cared by someone. Lastly, it is fiction over fact, because this book gave me an opportunity to empathize characters’ feelings. Therefore, I thought fictions convey feelings that facts cannot.

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