Lesson Plan

Putting it Together: Analyzing and Producing Persuasive Text

Young orators demonstrate what they have learned about persuasion and persuasive devices throughout the unit by analyzing a persuasive speech and then crafting their persuasive essays. Class members engage in a role-play exercise, use the provided rubric to evaluate Severn Cullis-Suzuki's speech at the UN's Earth Summit, and use the same rubric to guide the drafting of their persuasive essays.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Requires copies, one for each class member, of multiple documents and worksheets; set aside extra prep time to prepare materials
Classroom Considerations
  • The final lesson in the five-part Persuasion Instructional Unit
  • Class members need access to devices with internet for research
  • Projection equipment is required for the video of Severn Cullis-Suzuki's speech
  • The 41-page packet includes concise directions and the worksheets, graphic organizers, and rubrics required for the lesson
  • None