Based around the new requirements and assessment criteria for the spoken language element of the English Language GCSE this lesson (would probably take 2 lessons) uses students understanding of characters and events from Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies to write a speech in character persuading the other children to vote for them as chief. Ties in with Literature study.
The lesson starts with a persuasive language features (very brief) recap and then encourages them to explore the reasons why various characters would make a good leader.
There is then a planning sheet to encourage them to develop detail in their ideas and reasons.
Students then explore the 'Yes we can' speech by Barack Obama for persuasive devices and their effects before writing their own. There is then a video clip of Obama delivering the speech to enable students to create a list of dos and don'ts for delivering speeches.
Finally, they deliver the speeches in groups and I have included peer assessment sheets which I have adapted slightly into pupil speak based around the spoken language criteria for pass, merit and distinction. Students tick the statements, award a level, note down questions to ask and also give WWW/EBI feedback.