An opinion 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 immunizations 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 organizer
- a planning template
- a checklist for structure, language features and persuasive devices.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
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