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Students will compile evidence
from speeches previously read in class to support the thesis for their rhetorical speech
Open class with a suggested hook
where students try to change minds with their topic speeches – just as Malala changed minds at the UN with hers.
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Definitions for terms such as TOPIC SENTENCE are provided
, and times are suggested for each active learning task.
Included are the key points:
1. Topic sentence
that students define and create.
or order of topic sentences for a logical speech.
that topic sentences support the student’s thesis.
4. Created topic sentences
for a rhetorical speech.
Collaborative tasks are included:
In groups of 3
students will order Malala’s topic sentences that were created during teacher modeling. They will discuss with peers how they will create and order their own topic sentences in similar logical ways to advance their main arguments.
Guided by a checklist provided
, students will complete their own topic sentences and revise them (as they complete Form #4) and ensure all 4 topic sentences are aligned to their clearly stated thesis.
Criteria for success is included
so that student know what is expected:
1. 4 Clearly stated topic sentences
2. Completed Form #5 Checklist
3. Form #4 started with a least two topic sentences.
4. Clearly stated homework completion requirements.Students will end this lesson with a brief reflection
How did Malala change minds at the UN because of clear topic sentences?
Students will respond in pairs to a lesson question:
“How will your topic sentences change minds in an audience that hears your speech in the same way Malala changed minds in the UN?”
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