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.
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.
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.