* students absolutely loved these lessons! If you're looking for something to engage students - this is the download for you! *
A great, ready to go resource! No planning required.
This resource was fantastic with both my year 9 and GCSE classes (differentiated for each). It outlines the conventions of writing/speaking to argue/persuade, then goes onto discuss some higher order rhetorical devices that Trump employs. There is plenty of differentiated work in the 9-slide PowerPoint, including Argue/Persuade features, as well as flaws in logic.
The lesson includes:
- An explanation and example of many persuasive/argumentative features such as direct address/hyperbole/triadic structure
- An example of four annotated paragraphs from the speech
- A student model of a comprehensive paragraph response
- Several printable resources from the PowerPoint including a reminder of common techniques and features to argue/persuade
- A success criteria for the written response.
* New - annotation of the whole speech as a PDF file.
There is enough work here for at least two hours; I broke the lessons down into one lesson looking at features and annotating and then the second writing an essay and reviewing the success criteria. All in all, the lesson could probably fill a week's worth of lessons if you do the following:
Lesson 1 - annotate the speech
Lesson 2 - consider the effect and plan the included essay
Lesson 3 - write the essay.
You could then follow it up by asking students to write a speech using the conventions they've covered. If you did this, there would be several weeks' work here.
There are printable sheets that make up the slides, such as a model annotation and a model paragraph for students.
This is a fab resource and I hope you find it as useful as I did!