Here are all my handouts for my six-week unit for a persuasive speech and essay. It has the students pick a controversial topic, research it, write an essay and present a 3-5 minute speech to the class. All sophomores at my school do this unit and they find it very engaging and teacher's like it because it gives us a chance to build on so many important skills they need to learn.
In this product you will get my whole folder of 35 handouts, directions and rubrics. It has handouts on google searches, plagiarism, paraphrasing and summarizing, MLA format, works cited page, and persuasion. This unit has the students practicing giving speeches but also researching, outlining, writing, the revision process, supporting their arguments with evidence, and listening.
If you have any questions about these handouts, please contact me as I am happy to answer questions.