Vote for Me! Developing, Writing, and Evaluating Persuasive Speeches


  • Aug 9 2010 11:46 PM

    Mary Kay Monson


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Using the relevant example of political campaigning, this ReadWriteThink lesson teaches students the characteristics of effective persuasive speech writing and oral argument. By studying an online tutorial and looking at examples, students learn what makes a strong speech. A second online tool helps them learn how to formulate a persuasive argument. Students then apply this information in two ways: by writing their own speeches and by evaluating others. Although students are writing speeches to be delivered orally, they practice skills needed for all effective persuasive writing. This resource includes links to student and teacher materials and to related Web sites. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies