Persuasive speeches – breaking down topics

breaking questions apart

Today we looked at how to break down a topic to prepare for an essay or speech.

Follow the same process for your own speeches:

  1. Start with your thesis (opinion or argument on the topic)
  2. Brainstorm reasons for and against
  3. Think about the counter-arguments for the reasons against
  4. Now try to group your topics together (like the image above)
  5. Now plan and write your speech, using the speech planner and the persuasive techniques we learned about!

HINT: If you want to refer to the earlier model speech, check here.

Good luck!