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Inspirational Speeches

Lesson Objective: Students write and deliver speeches based on phrases from famous speeches
Grades 6-8 / English / Writing

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Thought starters

  1. How does the teacher make inspirational language accessible to the typical middle school age concrete thinker?
  2. How do the key phrases provided scaffold students' writing?
  3. How could you use this lesson to springboard into a persuasive writing project?

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  • Private message to Elizabeth Kirby
I have been so inspired! Not only does this assignment provide students a change to get control of their language, but to feel empowered as individuals to exercise language in a way that moves others. "Who's with me?!"
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  • Summary

    A fun secondary lesson idea, where Year 7 English students construct their own inspirational speeches. Suitable for Key Stage 3.

    Summary

    A fun secondary lesson idea, where Year 7 English students construct their own inspirational speeches. Suitable for Key Stage 3.
    Using key words and clauses from historical and contemporary speeches, English teacher, Karen McWilliam from Dane Court Grammar School, discusses themes and motives for her Year 7 class's speeches.
    Some students decide to travel back in time, whereas others draw on modern events and news stories for inspiration.
    The students then mask together their own speeches using the list of key words and clauses given to them, exploring persuasive language as well as using and adapting cliches.
    At the end of the lesson, students perform their speeches to the class. Karen also uses this lesson with older year groups as a revision exercise.

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