In this engaging and interactive lesson, students make the case for who they feel is the greatest sportsperson of all time. Within the lesson they develop skills of: persuasive writing, independent researching, personal and social comprehension, and speaking and listening. By the end of the lesson, students write and present their own case for the world's greatest sportsperson, using individually researched subject matter, structural advice, and understanding of persuasive techniques.
The learning follows a logical, bitesize journey, in which students:
- Discuss and define the key features of what they think makes a sportsperson 'great';
- Research how their own contender meets the features of greatness, using a well-scaffolded research template;
- Understand and exemplify each of the persuasive techniques, useful in convincing others of their case;
- Critically analyse the language, subject matter, and structure of a model example of a World's Greatest Sportsperson article;
- Write, present, and assess their own article.
Included is everything that you need to teach, including:
- Comprehensive, well-presented whole-lesson PowerPoint (students are led through the learning journey by an animated Usain Bolt character!);
- Research template and completed model example;
- Persuasive device cards for the card-sorting activity;
- Model example of a completed 'World's Greatest Sportsperson' article;
- Lesson plan.
This would be perfect as a part of an English persuasive writing or speaking and listening unit, a PSHE/Citizenship study of people and their achievements, or a Cross-Curricular activity for less structured learning time.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the presentation.