SAVE ROBIN HILL! SPEAKING TO ARGUE AND PERSUADE.
Designed to support a school trip to Robin Hill Country Park
ENGLISH Key Stage 3
Variants: High Ability students
Speaking for Purpose
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This resource will require children to write a speech to deliver to the local council persuading them to keep Robin Hill open as a tourist attraction, rather than sell off the land for housing development.
This resource presents a hypothetical scenario which requires students to write a speech to deliver to the local council to persuade them to keep Robin Hill open as a tourist attraction, rather than sell off the land for housing development.
Students will investigate the conventions of speeches, spend time researching the educational and environmental benefits of Robin Hill Country Park and write a formal speech, using emotive language and statistics.
They will present their speech in small groups to a panel of council members (played by teachers). They will be able to watch the speeches of the other groups and decide which had the most impact and why. They could produce materials in support of their argument which they may have sourced from the internet.
Key Skills Practised
Writing for a specific audience/purpose
Understanding the conventions of speeches
Use of formal and emotive language
Speeches may be investigated prior to the visit
During the Visit
Activities could be completed on-site if a suitable space could be found, however this resource is designed as a pre-visit classroom or homework activity.
Completion of the English: Spoken Language resource/s linked to this document
Students will demonstrate their speaking and presentational skills. They will work together to achieve a common goal - to argue and persuade effectively. Students will reflect on their visit and comment on the work of others.
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