This Unit takes the students through a step-by-step journey in creating a Persuasive Speech. It is an inquiry workbook packet made for students to work in. The steps follow the writing process. It also, includes graphic organizers and grading rubrics.
I teach this by modeling each step as we go. It takes about 5 classroom days to complete, and about 2 days for students to present their speeches. Everyone is always impressed with their writing, and it is always a huge success!
(Before this unit---- and this is NOT included, I have the students watch the MLK I Have a Dream Speech" and discuss the speech techniques that Dr. Martin Luther King uses that makes people want to listen to him, and then I have them take some notes on common persuasive techniques and behaviors)