Teaching Resource

Persuasive Speech Writing Task

PDF | 4 pages|Grades: 5 - 6

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!

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