Greta's Speech - So What?

Greta's Speech - So What?
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A FREE resource, because this was made up very quickly to catch students hot on the heels of Greta's speech to the UN Climate Action Summit yesterday 23rd September and because it is our responsibility to play a part in spreading her word and calling students to action.

In this resource you will find:

  • The transcript of the speech (typed it out myself)
  • The link to the speech
  • A comprehensive close reading activity that looks at language, ideas, tone, purpose and structure. Note: this close reading is differentiated into 3 levels of questioning through colour-coding (explained in the resource).
  • A list of activity ideas to follow up Greta's speech

This resource is in Google Doc format in the hope that, in the interests of climate change, it will be used electronically rather than being printed.

Enjoy! :)

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Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
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