Persuasive Speech

Everything from adoption (Should single parents or gays be allowed to adopt?) to video games (Do violent video games cause violence in people?). Individuals select a controversial topic "presently open for debate," and prepare a five- to six-minute persuasive speech following the specific directions provided in the resource packet.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • The assignment sheets will need to be revised to remove class- and date-specific references
  • Of special value is the extensive list of suggested topics
Pros

  • The packet includes information on how to choose a topic, an extensive list of suggested topics, key preparation steps, an outline worksheet, and a sample outline
Cons

  • No rubric is provided in the resource packet
Common Core