Examining Elements of Persuasive Speeches

Grade 8 / ELA / Speaking & Listening
CCSS: ELA.SL.8.3 ELA.W.8.1a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

8

8th Grade

3

Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-€“12

8

8th Grade

1a

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

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Lesson Objective
Analyze and construct persuasive speeches
Length
7 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Manley start the lesson by building off of students' prior knowledge? Why is this helpful?
What effect does using a model text have on understanding?
How does Ms. Manley design activities to allow for varied experiences with argumentative elements?
Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.8.3, ELA.W.8.1a

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