Center Focus

Speech Writing

  1. At this center, your students will need to consider issues occurring at your school--you may want to have a few examples, such as:
    • Eating lunch inside vs. outside
    • Recycling program
    • Listening to music during lunch
    • Extracurricular activities / clubs
  2. They will need to form opinions about these topics--suggest freewriting on how they feel about certain issues.
  3. Then they should pretend they were running for school president. They should write a meaningful, convincing speech that they would use to get elected.
  4. Have students give speeches in front of the the class. This will be a great way to lead into a decision on the issues.

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