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Writing a Speech: Inspiring Younger Pupils

In this worksheet, students undertake an extended piece of writing in exam conditions. The theme is preparing a speech to deliver to the rest of the school.

'Writing a Speech: Inspiring Younger Pupils' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Writing

Curriculum subtopic:  Select and Organise Ideas, Facts and Key Points

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is an extended writing task. You should allow yourself 45 minutes to complete it. You may wish to spend 10 - 15 minutes of that time planning and making a list of connective words to use.  

 

You are being assessed for your ability to organise your ideas. You will be given marks for the following:

 

9 - 10 marks: Paragraphs flow fluently and link well. Connective words are integrated smoothly into the text. The student can use different length paragraphs and bullet points/speech etc, when appropriate, very well. 

 

7 - 8 marks: Ideas are always conveyed in full sentences, and usually in fluent paragraphs. Connective words are used and mostly flow with the sentence and paragraph they are in. The student is beginning to use different length paragraphs and bullet points/speech etc, when appropriate. 

 

5 - 6 marks : Trying to write in paragraphs, with some use of connective words. Is showing a logical order to their organisation of sentences. Can use a new paragraph for speech.

 

3 - 4 marks: Not much use of connective words, confused collection of sentences. No real evidence of paragraphs or conscious variety in length.

 

1 - 2 marks: Very little written and/or very difficult to read. Even when read aloud, the work does not seem to make much sense. Struggling to use full sentences.

Task: Schools often ask older students to inspire younger students to succeed.

 

Imagine that you have been asked to speak in assembly to encourage and inspire year 7 students who have just joined your school. Your audience will also include teachers and governors of the school. Your speech should include information about the following:

 

  • Achieving your potential
  • Avoiding distractions
  • The social side of school
  • Getting on with teachers
  • Question 1

Task: Schools often ask older students to inspire younger students to succeed.

 

Imagine that you have been asked to speak in assembly to encourage and inspire year 7 students who have just joined your school. Your audience will also include teachers and governors of the school. Your speech should include information about the following:

 

  • Achieving your potential
  • Avoiding distractions
  • The social side of school
  • Getting on with teachers
CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Please see the introduction for the mark scheme.
It has been designed to measure the technical writing ability of the student. Those marking this task should use their own discretion as to whether the student falls at the top or bottom of each mark band (e.g. a 7 or an 8), based on how well they meet the criteria.
As well as giving students a mark out of 10, it is helpful to give them targets from the mark scheme as to how to improve.

Connectives include words such as: Firstly, Therefore, Additionally, Moreover, Furthermore, Hence, etc. A quick online search will reveal many more. These should be integrated into the writing, sounding as if they naturally fit when read aloud.

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