A persuasive speech writing task, based around real-world issues affecting children.
In this task, students imagine that they have been asked to represent the children of their country at a meeting of world leaders. They must choose a major issue affecting children around the world and convince the leaders at the meeting to take urgent action on this issue. The issues are:
- providing every child with access to clean drinking water
- providing every child with the opportunity to go to school
- providing every child with immunisations against preventable diseases.
Students research, plan and write a persuasive speech based on one of the above issues. Teachers may wish for students to rehearse and present these speeches to the class.
This teaching resource includes:
- a brainstorming mind map
- a research graphic organiser
- a planning template
- a checklist for structure, language features and persuasive devices.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
By the beginning of year 5, pupils should be able to read aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and to...
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