Persuasive Book Review Speech -Yr 11 English Persuasive speech – ‘Great Expectations’

| August 26, 2015

Persuasive Book Review Speech -Yr 11 English Persuasive speech – ‘Great Expectations’

Paper details:
You have to give a speech to a book club on Great Expectations and evaluate its value as a novel. Write that speech persuading the audience that the novel is still relevant to the modern reader, with particular reference to themes in the novel. The themes I have chose are Social Class and Love I have made a start but the teacher is saying it is not persuasive enough and a ‘bare knuckle’ pass! I need it to be a lot more persuasive. If possible I would like to keep some of what is written but make it more persuasive as the teacher has seen some drafts I have attached my speech – Great Expectations Draft 2 as well as an assessment guidance sheet and the Oral Assessment information.

Yr 11 English Persuasive speech – ‘Great Expectations’

General points:

?    Select 2 themes
?    Main focus is to explain the development of your chosen themes
?    Only write a couple of sentences about the relevance of your themes to modern society
?    Select 1 quotation per theme – explain how it highlightsyour theme. You don’t have to find a quotation for each point you discuss. Just pick a quotation that really highlights your theme and relates to some evidence you have chosen.
?    DO NOT retell the story when you are discussing the development of your themes. You mustevaluate the development. If you don’t know what this means, please let me know.
?    There is some good material on the Internet about themes in the novel. If you use any ideas from here, make sure you reference it in your script and attach a bibliography.
?    Use techniques to persuade me that the novel is still relevant to modern society though your themes.
?    Please PRACTISE YOUR SPEECH at home!!!

Feel free to follow the following structure:

Intro
?    Greeting (remember you are presenting at a book club member’s night – keep it formal)
?    Something interesting about ‘Great Expectations’ and how it is relevant to modern society through various themes
?    State which themes you will focus on

Paragraph structure:
?    Identify theme
?    Evidence (make sure you have a range of characters, setting and/or plot to draw upon to highlight the development of your theme PLUS make sure you have 1 quotation that you can explain to highlight your theme). This section will be incorporated with your explanation section below. I have just included it as a separate point to make sure that you have a range of evidence available to sufficiently explain the development of your theme.
?    Explain the development of your theme (this part is VERY important and should be in depth)
?    Explain the relevance of the theme to modern society (a couple of sentences)

Conclusion
?    Sum up your themes and why ‘Great Expectations’ is still relevant to modern society because of the themes that Dickens’ highlights.

Length / Word Limit:         3 – 4 minutes

Defining: Exploration of England in the time of the novel, reflecting on themes and relevance to today’s society.

You have to give a speech to a book club on Great Expectations and evaluate its value as a novel. Write that speech persuading the audience that the novel is still relevant to the modern reader, with particular reference to themes in the novel.

Roles and Relationships – Speakers to readers of Dickens’ novels
Purpose –Exploration of England in the time of the novel, reflecting on themes and relevance in today’s society.
Mode –     Spoken
Medium – Spoken Persuasive

Organising:
•    Individual task
•    Speech to be researched in class and as homework
•    One draft to be submitted to teacher by due date
•    Previously taught subject matter / Genre modeled by teacher
•    Bibliography and in text referencing must be included in final written submission of speech on due date

Presenting:
•    Full assessment to be presented on the first day of presentations by all students.
•    Students to complete ‘Documentation of Text Production Process’ sheet.

Evaluating:
See the standard schema for outcomes/criteria against which your work will be compared.

Dimension    A    B    C    D    E
The student work has the following characteristics:    The student work has the following characteristics:     The student work has the following characteristics:     The student work has the following characteristics:     The student work has the following characteristics:
Understanding and responding to contexts    exploitation of genre patterns and conventions of a persuasive speech  to achieve specific purposes     effective control of genre patterns and conventions of a persuasive speech to achieve specific purposes     use of genre patterns and conventions of a persuasive speech  to achieve purposes     use of aspects of genre patterns and conventions of a persuasive speech to achieve some purposes     use of aspects of genre patterns and conventions of a persuasive speech
discerning selection, organisation and synthesis of relevant and substantive subject matter to support opinions and perspectives     effective selection, organisation and synthesis of relevant subject matter to support opinions and perspectives     selection, sequencing and organisation of relevant subject matter to support opinions and perspectives     selection and organisation of subject matter to support opinions or perspectives     selection of some subject matter to state an opinion
manipulation and control of roles of speaker and relationship with audiences.    establishment and control of roles of the speaker and relationship with audiences.    establishment and maintenance of roles of the speaker and relationship with audiences.    establishment of some roles of the speaker and relationship with audiences.    use of roles of the speaker
Understanding and controlling textual features    a discerning combination of a range of grammatically accurate language structures for specific effects,     control of a range of grammatically accurate language structures to achieve effects,     use of a range of mostly grammatically accurate language structures to achieve purposes,     inconsistency in the use of grammar and language structures to meet a purpose    grammar and language structures that impede meaning
discerning use of mode- appropriate cohesive devices to develop and emphasise ideas and connect parts of the persuasive speech    effective use of mode- appropriate cohesive devices to develop and maintain ideas and connect parts of the persuasive speech    use of mode- appropriate cohesive devices to link ideas and connect parts of the persuasive speech    use of some mode- appropriate cohesive devices to connect parts of the persuasive speech    some connections between parts of the persuasive speech
discerning use of a wide range of apt vocabulary for specific purposes    effective use of a range of apt vocabulary for specific purposes    use of suitable vocabulary for specific purposes    use of vocabulary that varies in suitability for specific purposes    use of vocabulary that distracts from the purpose
discerning use of mode- appropriate features to achieve specific effects:
? pronunciation, phrasing and pausing, audibility and clarity, volume, pace, silence
-facial expressions, gestures, proximity, stance, movement    effective use of mode- appropriate features to achieve effects:
? pronunciation, phrasing and pausing, audibility and clarity, volume, pace, silence
-facial expressions, gestures, proximity, stance, movement    suitable use of mode- appropriate features to achieve purposes:
? pronunciation, phrasing and pausing, audibility and clarity, volume, pace, silence
-facial expressions, gestures, proximity, stance, movement    use of mode-appropriate features that vary in suitability:
? pronunciation, phrasing and pausing, audibility and clarity, volume, pace, silence
-facial expressions, gestures, proximity, stance, movement    features that distract from meaning:
? pronunciation, phrasing and pausing, audibility and clarity, volume, pace, silence
-facial expressions, gestures, proximity, stance, movement

Evaluating Meaning    discerning analysis of the ways ideas, attitudes and values underpin Great Expectations and influence audiences    effective analysis of the ways ideas, attitudes and values underpin Great Expectations and influence audiences    analysis of the ways ideas, attitudes and values underpin Great Expectations and influence audiences    identification of ideas, attitudes and values that underpin Great Expectations and influence audiences
identification of some ideas, attitudes and values in Great Expectations

subtle and complex evaluation of
perspectives and representations of concepts, identities, times and places in Great Expectations    effective evaluation of perspectives and representations of concepts, identities, times and places in Great Expectations    evaluation of perspectives and representations of concepts, identities, times and places in Great Expectations    identification of some perspectives and representations of concepts, identities, times and places in Great Expectations    identification of some concepts, identities, times and places in Great Expectations
discerning evaluation of aesthetic features and their effects in Great Expectations    effective evaluation of aesthetic features and their effects in Great Expectations    identification and explanation of aesthetic features and their effects in Great Expectations    identification of aesthetic features and some effects in Great Expectations    identification of some aesthetic features in Great Expectations

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