Meet internet viral sensation Joe Smith in this incredibly powerful five-minute inspirational TED Talk from April 2012. Smith's funny and practical speech on how to use only one paper towel is a hit. Smith's fascinating use of persuasive appeals to present his argument will captivate students and provide a model to emulate.
The activity packet includes a 10 question viewing guide with an extended response for writing or discussion. After the viewing guide, students can undertake an engaging one-minute speech activity that applies Smith's persuasive techniques resulting in students' own "How to" speeches. Common Core standards, as well as links to rubrics, are included.
Perfect for an end of the year assignment.
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