A persuasive writing task based on 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.
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 organizer
- a planning template
- a checklist for structure, language features, and persuasive devices.
This resource makes a great writing center activity as well!