A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a persuasive speech using appropriate text structure, language features and devices.
Ask the students if they have any final questions about writing their persuasive speech, or if they need additional research time.
Provide the students with a copy of the Persuasive Writing Checklist – Structure, Language and Features. Remind the students to apply their knowledge of persuasive text structure, language and features when writing their speeches. Encourage them to refer to their checklist frequentlythroughout the writing process.
Monitor and support the students as they write their persuasive speeches. Teachers may wish to set a time limit for writing, or they may allow the students to take as much time as they need to complete the task. Ensure that the students know exactly how much time they have and provide regular reminders of how much time is remaining.
Once the students have finished writing their persuasive speeches, encourage them to proofread and edit their work.
Teachers may wish to collect this piece of writing (once the students have presented their speeches to the class) and use it to assess the students’ understanding of the unit objectives. The Persuasive Writing – Assessment Rubric may be a helpful tool for teachers during this process.
Encourage more capable students to assist others to edit their writing.
Allow less confident students to have assistance to edit their writing.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities