Giving a Persuasive Speech
Students examine how to plan their own thoughts, write down specific notes, and prepare to give their speech on a topic from the list. They take a specific side and present their arguments to the class.
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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
Mastery Activity: Presidential Address
Learners transport themselves to 1945 and assume the role of the president. How would you end the war with Japan? Would you choose to use the atomic bomb? First, each individual writes a speech they would give to garner the support of...
9th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Analyzing Famous Speeches as Arguments
A speaker, a message, an audience. After analyzing these elements in Queen Elizabeth's speech to the troops at Tilbury, groups analyze how other speakers use an awareness of events, and their audience to craft their arguments....
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Art of Persuasion-Analysis of Argument
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...
9th - 11th English Language Arts
Inform Yourself - Inform Others!
Emerging public speakers research and present information in the form of a persuasive speech on a contemporary issue of interest. They discuss types of speeches and their organization before they delve into any research. They then...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
A reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech launches a study of rhetorical devices such as hyperbole, allusion, metaphor, simile, personification, connotative language and parallel structure. Class members then...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable