I absolutely love this cross-curricular assignment I give to students. It is an excellent way to get both oral and written marks and to teach presentation skills and persuasive writing- all while integrating the Science or Social Studies curriculum into French. I use this assignment as a starting point to later go into debates (soon to be uploaded at my online store).
In this booklet, I have included a description of what public speaking is and of what it means to persuade. To prepare the students for the task ahead, they have some in-class exercises on persuasion that they can either do independently or in small groups and then share with the class.
The speech component is broken down into guiding questions that guides them through each component of their 3 to 4 minute speech. A checklist is included to help the students stay on the right track, along with a bibliography organizer and a rubric to help with marking. For students that have a difficult time deciding what they would like to do, I have included choices for grade 4,5, and 6 on p. 2 of the package.
I hope your class enjoys this as much as our class did!