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Persuasive speech exemplar: Littering

This Teachable provides an example of persuasive language in the context of a formal speech on the topic of 'Littering', followed by a number of language and literacy activities. The first activity has comprehension questions about the example. The second explores the language features, strategies and structure used in the example and how these support content, purpose and audience, and the final task asks students to create a persuasive language sample with content, purpose, audience, language features and structure similar to the example(s) provided.

For more examples and tasks on persuasive language, see The Language of Persuasion.

Themes: Recycling
Years: 8-10 | Pages: 5 | Code: E5855-01

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Marie Langley

Marie Langley’s experience in education includes 19 years teaching in secondary and area (Years 1 to 13) schools, 10 years as head of an English department, and seven years as a deputy principal. Her published works include a thesis for a Master of Teaching and Learning degree, magazine articles, short stories, poetry, picture books, a junior novel and numerous educational resource texts. She currently lives and works in Golden Bay in the top north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand.