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Analyze advertising techniques in order to pinpoint persuasive strategies that writers use. These same techniques are then examined in persuasive speeches. You will have to find your own advertisements, but speeches are included. Finish off the lesson by having learners write their own three to five minute persuasive speeches that they present to the class. Some links work, but the lesson is more of an outline to give you ideas.
Learners input autobiographical information to apply in a Diamante' poem that utilizes the different parts of speech. Students interact with each other sharing their autobiographical information completed on the database created. Learners then use a word processor to add personal and to decorate their poems using graphics or their own drawings. Students' view presentations, PowerPoint and HyperStudio, as a class on verbs and the eight parts of speech.
Young scholars explore global warming. In this science lesson, students research global warming. Young scholars work in small groups to create a presentation about global warming.
Pupils design a personal coat of arms which depicts themselves and explain their shields to the class in an informal presentation.
Eighth graders select appropriate technology communication tools and design collaborative interactive projects and activities to communicate with others. They develop, publish and present information in a format that is appropriate for content and audience.
Seventh graders study past, present and emerging assistive or production technologies and the technology transfers that made these developments possible. Assessment comes from teacher observation and use of grading rubrics for each of the three tasks to determine if indicators were met.
Seventh graders examine bio-medical or agricultural technologies.  In this technology lesson students create an individual presentation and display. 
Students design an earthquake proof structure and present it to the class.  In this building structures lesson plan students view a video on earthquakes and  explain the sequences that lead up to an earthquake. 
Practice public speaking in this oral presentation lesson. Middle schoolers list the characteristics of a powerful speaker. They watch a video of two speakers, compare them and discuss the qualities of a good speech. Afterwards, they prepare and present a 10 minute speech about volunteering for a philanthropic organization.
Use Inspiration software to develop a persuasive essay. After prewriting and completing preliminary research, young learners use the Outline View and Presentation Manager tools to organize work. If you do not have Inspiration software, a thirty-day trial can be downloaded. The steps given are applicable to any essay and can be done without the software as well. Give your class a clear directive for writing, helping to ease the complications they may come across.
Persuasive writing is going digital! Designed to guide learners through the writing process using Inspiration Software, this persuasive speech and writing lesson quells public speaking jitters by ensuring learners truly are prepared. Starting with a pre-made template, show pupils how they can include all necessary components simply by filling in the sections. Pre-made examples make modeling simple, and your orators can even create a visual presentation to accompany their speech!
In the second of two sessions on creating oral presentations, pupils prepare a slide show to accompany their talk using Inspiration software. Find the first component of the project, in which class members diagram, map, and outline their presentations, at the Inspiration website.
If you are new to digital media and are considering assigning presentations to your young orators, check out the step-by-step directions presented here. Follow the provided script to guide your class in the use of presentation software.
Looking for grammar activities for your elementary or middle school class? Watch a video to review the parts of speech. Groups create posters, songs, or advertisements to illustrate the parts of speech and then reteach them to their classmates.
Define figures of speech with your high schoolers. They listen to you read aloud the Alice Walker poem "Did This Happen to Your Mother? Did Your Sister Throw Up a Lot?" Then they identify and analyze any figures of speech found in the reading. An essay writing prompt and a rubric are included. Designed for use with Texas Instruments learning tools, but it is easily usable with no such technology.
Students examine some of the nuances, vagaries, and ambiguities inherent in the rhetorical use of "freedom." The objective is to encourage students to glimpse the broad range of hopes and aspirations that are expressed in the call of-and for-freedom.
A beginning study of linguistics will include phonetics and the way sound is made. Show your class these great slides with pictures and examples of consonants, vowels, and blends. Placement of the tongue, lips, etc. are displayed to give helpful visual representation. Your learners will be able to understand complex terminology with this presentation.
Students see that freedom of speech is not absolute and that society and the legal system recognize limits on the freedom of speech. They explore issues in which freedom of speech conflicts with other values.
A presentation about the human body is a great way to end your unit on the body system. Sixth graders will use Microsoft Publisher, Prezi, and other video resources to create a presentation showcasing what they know about the major functions and parts of the body system. Tip: This can be modified to the materials and programs you have available. If you do not have access to computers, use a poster board!
Students participate in a simulation of being a speech writer for the President. They listen to and analyze speeches and present one of their own.