Presenting a Persuasive Speech
Year 9 Full Time EAL
Lesson One - Thursday 5th Feb 2015
- What do you notice about the different speakers in these images?
- Think about who they are?
- What kinds of messages do you think they are presenting?
- What helps them give an effective speech?
Who is she?
Looking at structure
- Structuring your ideas will allow your speech to make an impact on your audience.
- Planning this structure and organising your ideas carefully help you create that impact.
- There is no set structure - so planning and practising become important in making a powerful speech.
- Speakers will write out their speeches and revise them many times to find the right structure.
Activity One: Structuring a Speech
- Before watching - look at the different sections for a speech. Discuss what each of them may be about.
- While watching - listen to Malala's speech and try to identify the different sections.
- After watching - arrange the section into the order Malala presents them in her speech.
- Why do you think Malala includes these different sections?
- What is the effect of each section on the listener?
Lesson Two - Friday 6th Feb 2015
Activity One: Organising an impact
- Read through the sections of the speech.
- Can you identify the different sections?
- Put the speech in order.
- Read through the sections of the other two speeches.
- Do they have the same sections as Malala's speech?
- Can you label the sections?
- Put the speeches in order.
Lesson Three - Tuesday 10th Feb 2015
- Plan of action
Copy this Googledoc and write some brief notes on each section.
- Can you answer any of the questions posted on there?
- Are there any questions you would like to add?
Homework - Due Friday 13th
- Choose one of the issues on the slide below.
- Plan the five different sections of a speech on your issue.
- Makes three bullet points about the information you would add in each section.
Lesson Four - Thursday 12th
Rhetorical Devices - Using language to persuade
A rhetorical device is a language technique used by a speaker to persuade the listener or audience to understand a different or new perspective.
What do you already know about persuasive language?
Which techniques can you identify?
Can you give an example?
Activity One: Zaption
- Watch the Zaption below.
- Listen carefully to Malala's speech and think about which of the rhetorical devices she uses.
- Answers the questions on the video.
- Identify the rhetorical devices in each of the examples.
Lesson Five - Friday 13th Feb
- Scan read the speech looking for rhetorical devices.
- Can you identify them?
- Highlight or underline them and make a note.
- Why do you think the speaker has included them in their speech? Give reasons.
Justify your ideas
- Look at another group's rank.
- Do you agree with? Or disagree?
- Say why you chose your rank.
- Give reasons.
Creating our own rhetorical devices
- Work on your own.
- Choose three rhetorical devices. eg - repetition, antithesis, rhetorical question.
- Select one of the topics from the table below to discuss.
- Write down three sentences using the rhetorical devices you have chosen.
Homework - Due 24th Feb
Review your plan.
Using your structure, write a speech about the issue you chose.
Include rhetorical devices to persuade your audience of your ideas.
Share all work with firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesson Six - Tuesday 24th February
Preparing to speak
You will each deliver your speeches about issues in school (chosen from the options above).
Before we prepare our speeches, let's review the APP levels for speaking assessments.
- Acknowledgement (blue)
- Purpose (pink)
- Plan of Action (red)
Each section has three levels (4,5,6).
Decide which strip matches which level.
- Where is your speech right now?
- What could you include to move to the next level?
Adding some passion
It's not all about language!
Think about the way the speakers talk.
- What is their voice like?
- How fast or slow are they?
- What is their body position?
- Do they move?
- What do they do with their hands?
Make some notes in your exercise book about what helps speakers create a passionate speech.
Preparing your speech
Go back through your speech and make sure you have made it as persuasive as you can.
- Add examples to support your ideas.
- Add rhetorical devices.
- Choose a structure to suit your ideas (use the sections as a guide).
- Consider how you will 'perform' the speech for an impact on the audience.
Your homework is to complete your speech and come prepared.
REMEMBER: The most effective speeches are spoken, not read!
Lesson Seven: Thursday 26th February
- Have five minutes to prepare and get ready.
- Peer assess one of your classmates and give them feedback.
- Complete a Movenote self-reflection.
- Breath more easily now that it is all over!
Self-reflection - Give reasons for your answers
- Which areas do you feel were most successful in your speech? (Structure, rhetorical devices, giving opinions & experiences, or explaining the issue).
- Would you feel confident applying these areas to a new or different speech? (Structure, rhetorical devices, giving opinions & experiences, or explaining the issue).
- What are the areas of improvement for your speech? (Structure, rhetorical devices, giving opinions & experiences, or explaining the issue).
- What would you do differently next time?
- Is there anything you learnt about persuasive speeches from a peer's speech?