This packet is designed as a persuasive essay and public speaking mini-unit to use with or without Julius Caesar. There are 15 pages in the packet. Students learn to think critically, organize ideas, create arguments, and deliver a persuasive speech. The packet can be given to students all at once or in parts as needed. It contains two rubrics; one for writing the speech and one for delivering the speech. The project is broken down into two main tasks with guided steps for students. There are four sample persuasive essays, two of which are from Julius Caesar. Stylistic devices along with key verbal and nonverbal delivery guidelines are included. A peer review worksheet (one that actually works) is tailored to fit this project and has been included with this file even though I would not give this to students as part of their packet.
I have used this packet with tenth and eleventh graders. It can easily be modified to accommodate ninth or twelfth graders as well.