Public speaking can be difficult for students, but allowing them to chose their topic makes them more interested and engaged in the research and speech writing process! This zip file includes TWO choice boards (9 persuasive topics on each board), a two-page persuasive speaking guide for students, and a grading rubric.
The choice boards cover a variety of topics: science, environmental issues, history, and arts/media.
-Does the internet cause more harm than good?
-Do surveillance cameras in public places violate personal privacy?
-Should animals be used in medical research?
-Is global warming real?
The speech guidelines explain the basics of persuasive speaking, including speech format/structure, purpose, use of note cards, length, etc.
Students will actually enjoy researching and speaking about a topic that interests them! The grading rubric makes the evaluation process fair and allows students to clearly see what they did well and how they can improve.