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Vote for Me! Developing, Writing, and Evaluating Persuasive Speeches

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Grades 4 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sarah Dennis-Shaw

Avon, Massachusetts

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Printouts

Strategy Guides

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Vote for Me! Making Presidential Commercials Using Avatars

After researching political platforms of past presidents through primary sources and other resources, students create commercials for these presidents using Voki, an online web tool that produces speaking avatars.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Can You Convince Me? Developing Persuasive Writing

Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students learn about the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 5

Susan B. Anthony voted on this date in 1872, leading to her arrest.

After assigning special privileges to an arbitrarily designated group, students write about how they felt during the simulation and consider what they might be willing to do to change an unjust law.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 4

Today is Election Day.

Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

 

Grades   5 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 26

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote in 1920.

A representative from the local chapter of the League of Women Voters is invited to talk to students about voting rights and what they can do to be active in politics.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Graphic Organizer

Persuasion Map

Use this graphic organizer to develop a persuasive stance for an essay, speech, poster, or any type of assignment that incorporates persuasion.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Persuasive Writing

This strategy guide focuses on persuasive writing and offers specific methods on how you can help your students use it to improve their critical writing and thinking skills.

 

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