This term I wrote about superheroes always coming from America. While I was writing I was learning to use questions to connect with the audience. I started with a rhetorical question to grab the audience's attention. I used a number of ideas to connect to my point of view. When I look back I think I could have made some improvements to my speech by adding more detail, but I was proud I finished my speech and read it to the class. When presenting my speech I felt nervous but I overcame my nerves and was happy I completed it.
Here is my speech:
Do you have a favorite superhero¿ Maybe it’s spider man or maybe one of the green lanterns. Well did you know that ALL OF THEM ARE FROM AMERICA¿
Can you think of a comic character that aren't from America¿ Or any other big country¿
What about the small island countries¿ There are heaps of American superheroes only some are from other big countries and maybe Canada. The American ones are the marvel ones like Iron man, Spider man, Thor, oh and don't get me started about Captain America. They could have just called him the captain! There’s also lots of other DC from America, like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Robin, Cyborg, Raven and beast boy.
I think we need NZ comic characters.
Do you have any superhero ideas¿ How about the silver fern a Maori warrior wearing a black suit with a big silver fern dawn his chest and his sidekick kiwi kid. Silver ferns power could be used to control endemic plants and animals to help him fight bad guys.
How about a terror-tara¿ The terror-tara could wear a dark green suit and he's a criminal mastermind. His suit can turn very spiky. Another power is he is a master of disguise. He can blend into his surroundings as easily as throwing a pebble. Even though Terror-tara is evil he’s got a friend who is more agile. Her name is killer kea. She has a scream that deafens everyone three kilometres away. She wears a silvery green suit and can turn feathers into throwing projectiles. SO DO you think we need more superheroes from places apart from America.
There are so many American superheroes, no one could count them all. I still think we should have different superheroes. I don't mind if they're from Germany, Britain or even New Zealand. We could have Kiwi Kid, Silver Fern Warrior or the Terror-Tara. Do any of you like my ideas? Or do you have any NZ superhero ideas? Come and ask me after.