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08.06.20

The work this week focuses on persuasive or inspirational speeches. To write a brilliant speech, you will have to use many of the PERSUADER skills you were practising and reviewing last week.

 

Monday 8th June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Persuasive techniques in a speech - Martin Luther King, "I have a dream..."

✎ Work through the PowerPoint presentation, and complete the three activities within it as you go.

✎ For each of the activities, you will need access to the speech transcript (available below).

✎ If you want to, you can also watch a video of the speech Martin Luther King gave. A link and timestamps are included in the speech transcript (available below).

 Task 3: Spelling: Statutory Spelling Lists and Activities

All activities from the Nelson Spelling Pupil Book should now have been completed since you started in Year 5. You should now primarily focus on ensuring that you can spell as many of the words from the Year 5 / 6 Statutory Spelling list as you can.

Remember, the best way to practise spelling is by taking a 'little and often' approach. 5-10 minutes every day is better than one 1-hour long session each week. It is important to practise the same words repeatedly in order to make them 'stick'.

 

Tuesday 9th June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: What makes good delivery of a speech? - King George VI's address to the nation

✎ Work through the PowerPoint presentation, and complete the activities within it as you go.

✎ For each of the activities, you will need access to the speech transcript (available below).

✎ If you want to, you can also watch a video containing the audio of the speech King George VI gave. A link is included in the speech transcript (available below).

 

Thursday 11th June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Planning a persuasive or inspirational speech

✎ Brainstorm some ideas about a topic on which to write and make a speech. It should be something you feel passionately or strongly about. Tips and guidance for the structure of your speech are available in two articles available to download below.

✎ Possible ideas for your topic:

  • Protests across the world in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • A message of hope and encouragement for your peers and friends during lock down.
  • Getting people (children and/or adult) reading.
  • Saving the planet.
  • Random acts of kindness.
  • Charitable awareness and giving to a particular cause (e.g. One Can Trust).

If none of these spark your interest, choose something that does! Have a look at local, national or international news.

✎ Use the planning sheet available below to plan your speech and the different techniques you want to include.

 

Friday 12th June:

 Task 1: 10 minutes (minimum) of independent or shared reading, followed by a reading response activity from the reading journals hand out (available below).

 Task 2: Write a persuasive or inspirational speech and deliver it

✎ Using the tips and plans from yesterday, write a transcript for your speech.

  • Must: Write a speech that is at least three paragraphs long. You must include between 3-5 persuasive techniques (think: PERSUADER or FEARRR).
  • Should: As above, but annotate your finished transcript with notes for delivery, e.g. where to pause, etc.
  • Could: As above, and practice the delivery of your speech. Get someone at home to record you giving your speech in a passionate way. The more you can remember the better, but delivery is so much more than that. Remember, it doesn't have to be word for word what you wrote, but including and using those persuasive techniques will make for a much more poignant, rousing and inspirational speech.

 

  • P - Personal pronouns
  • E - Emotive language
  • R - Rhetorical questions
  • S - Statistics and facts
  • U - Using the authoritative voice
  • A - Anecdotes and alliteration
  • D - Description and imagery (including similes and metaphors)
  • E - Exaggeration
  • R - Repetition and the power of 3
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