Friday, May 1, 2015

Our Persuassive Work

Today in class we started our work with persuasive speaking, which will continue until May 15th.  Every class is doing something a little bit different centering around the topic of persuasion as we attempt to master standard 2 and continue our work with standard 10 (speaking). 

Standard 2:  Evaluate claims in a text; assess and express the soundness and relevance of reasoning.

Goal:  To show mastery of this standard through the art of persuasion.

Timeline:  We will work on this in class until May 15th.

Final Project:
Hour 1 English:  Write a a one or two paragraph persuasive essay or perform it as a speech versus a classmate.

Hour 3:  Find a partner to  debate in class.  Students must decide the topic and then decide which child will take which side and then prepare for a one or two minute debate on the 15th.

Hour 5:  Students will research a topic and then create a one or two speech o persuade others of their topic.  They can also choose to do it as debate versus a classmate.  These will be delivered May 15th.

Hour 6:  Four students will perform mini debates every day in class, pulling an unknown topic and then preparing their points for 5 minutes.  Students will then face off in a debate.  Possible topics can be viewed here 

Hour 7:   Find a partner to  debate in class.  Students must decide the topic and then decide which child will take which side and then prepare for a one or two minute debate on the 15th.

Please let me know if you have any questions, we will work more with this in class.

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