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Changing the World. Persuasive Speeches
Posted 05/14/2014 11:36AM
In this unit, grade 3 students have been working on persuasive speeches, letters and editorials.
Writing Opinion writing can be tricky, especially for third graders who are still in the process of developing their opinions about different things.
To practice persuasion, grade 3 students learned a variety of strategies, such as thinking of a problem that needed to be changed, how to change it by offering solutions to solve the problem, and predicting what their audience might say or ask. Students were inspired by published persuasive articles written by students and also by a few kid TED talks.
Grade three writers knew that in order to be persuasive, they had to have strong reasons and facts to support their claims. Therefore, they gathered evidence by conducting interviews and surveys.
Our second piece of writing involved groups of writers working together to tackle an important cause of their choice. Students researched their causes in a group before they started to write about them. Global warming, healthy kids, bullying, and endangered animals were some of the causes students were interested in and wrote about.
On Friday May 9th, we celebrated the student's writing. We used an app called “Aurasma” so parents and students could scan the persuasive pieces to listen and watch the student as he or she delivered their speech.
These writing pieces are still posted in the Parkside stairwell. We invite you to read them or follow our Aurasma channels to see our speeches. You can also visit our kidblog:
3A Mrs. Carino’s Blog
3B Mrs. Ruthai’s Blog
3C Mrs. Wilding’s Blog
3rd Grade Teacher
Shekou International School
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