These sites are about persuasive speeches. Learn how to create effective persuasive speeches and how to deliver them.Includes lesson plans and examples. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Writing: Persuasion and Debate.
Preparing Informative, Persuasive, and After Dinner Speeches
This page provides six steps for praparing informative, persuasive, and after dinner speeches.
Persuasive Writing, Speaking, & Activities
Learn about elements of good persuasion. There are also activities and links to external resources on persuasive writing and speaking. NOTE: Some links to external sites are broken.
Persuasive Speech Outline
Learn how to develop persuasive speeches step-by-step. NOTE: This site includes ads and has a link to a discussion forum.
Martin Luther King's Speech
Watch and listen to "I Have a Dream" Speech as an example of a persuasive speech from a video and text of Martin Luther King.
Persuasive Speaking: A Classroom Model
Here are activities for teaching persuasive speaking. Includes tips for speakers and on how to recognize bias.
Scholastic: Speech Writing
Learn how to create and deliver an effective speech from two Scholastic communication experts. Includes examples of speeches created by students at the end of the unit.
Sample Persuasive Speech
Here is an example of persuasive speech on gun banning.
This page presents a persuasive speech with a problem/solution format.
eThemes Resource: Debate
These sites offer tips and activity ideas for sponsoring classroom debates at various grade levels. Learn how to prepare for a debate and how to improve your presentation skills. Includes transcripts and video clips of presidential debates from 1960-2008. There are links to eThemes Resources on Persuasive Speeches, Debate Topic: Year Round School, and Writing: Purpose.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Persuasion
These sites focus on persuasive and argumentative writing for middle and high school students. Learn about the persuasive techniques used in letters, essays, and advertisements. There are suggested hands-on activities, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and assessment sheets. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on debate.