Delivering a Persuasive Speech
Students, by understanding appropriate public speaking techniques, explore how to prepare and deliver a persuasive speech.
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For Better or Worse? The Power of Persuasion
How would it feel to be segregated because of your age or background? This journal launches a persuasive writing lesson that includes a study of persuasive essays and speeches written and delivered in the 20th century. Class members then...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
New Review Author’s Purpose in Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” Speech
President Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech, delivered on June 12, 1987 before the Berlin Wall, provides class members with an opportunity to examine three key aspects of informational text: author bias, the use of facts and...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Presenting Persuasively (Grades 9-12)
As a review of persuasive techniques, groups develop a one-sentence slogan designed to entice others to purchase a produce or adopt a point of view. The group then craft a storyboard for a commercial for their product.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying
It's one thing to prevent yourself from becoming a bully, but how do you convince others to follow suit? Take the first step in creating a better world with a public speaking lesson that prompts learners to write and present persuasive...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Zoom-In: Speaking with Purpose
Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech provides the impetus for a persuasive speech lesson plan. Class members listen to this famous speech while looking at photos of King taken while he delivered the speech. After discussing...
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Public Speaking and Persuasion - Improve Your School!
Present vital information and persuade your audience. The class views and discusses two video segments regarding a Chinese school government election. They prepare and deliver persuasive speeches that require them to describe how they...
6th - 12th English Language Arts