What is Kid President trying to persuade his listeners to do?
What persuasive language and devices does he use?
What does Kid President do each time he presents a view different to his own?
Project the Writing a Speech Posteron the board. Read through the poster as a class. Explain to the students that they will be researching, constructing and presenting a persuasive speech of their own.
Provide the students with a copy of the Persuasive Speech Writing Task. Read through the task instructions as a class and answer any questions the students may have.
Discuss the possible sources that the students could use to gather evidence to support their viewpoint e.g. books, websites. Remind the students to use reliable sources and, where possible, those that have been designed specifically for children. Alternatively, provide the students with fact sheets for each of the three issues. Reliable information can be accessed at the following websites:
Monitor and support the students as they brainstorm arguments and research evidence for their persuasive speeches. Remind the students to record their research as dot point notes on the graphic organiser provided in the task booklet.
Check on how the students are progressing with their research. The speed at which the students research, and the level to which they research, will vary.
Encourage more capable students to collect as much relevant, detailed evidence as they can from a variety of reliable sources.
Support students with lower literacy levels to access relevant evidence by assisting them to locate appropriate sources.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities