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YEAR 8 ENGLISH SCAFFOLD STRUCTURING A SPEECH
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STEP 1: THE WHAT – Start your speech by telling your audience what you are going to
discuss/prove/persuade and establishes the foundation for your speech. A good Introduction 'draws
the map' for the journey.
INTRODUCTION
RESPONSE
STRUCTURE
 Attention Getter:
startles, gains
attention and makes
your audience sit up.
E.g. rhetorical question or
statistic
 Bond : Link-to
Audience through
emotion or personal
connection
 Objective: State
clearly why you are
speaking at this
moment. State your
Goal, Thesis or what
you expect as an
Outcome.
.. “This evening I am
here to convince you
that .... "
 Map your speech:
Briefly outline what
you will cover in your
persuasive speech.
 Transition: A
transition is how you
move from one
section or point to the
next. It is a linking
idea.
“Let’s begin by ...”,
“Let’s start with ...”
“Let’s consider …”
TOPIC:
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YEAR 8 ENGLISH SCAFFOLD STRUCTURING A SPEECH
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STEP 2: THE HOW – The Body of your speech is where the detail is found and is best contained
in THREE points (you can have more, but don't confuse your audience). For a Persuasive Speech,
this is where you will..
“Tell them”
1. POINT: State your point (argument as outlined in your intro)
2. EXPLAIN: State a reason
3. EVIDENCE: Give an example (Optional: you can use Technique + Quote if you are
dealing with a text)
4. RESTATE: Restate your point
THE BODY: PARAGRAPHS (AIM FOR 2-3 BODY PARAGRAPHS)
RESPONSE
Follow the P.E.E.R. Structure for each paragraph
STRUCTURE
 MAIN POINT
1:
This is your Topic
sentence and sets up
a mini argument.
 EXPLAIN:
- State a reason why
this point stands
- Link back to the
topic you are
arguing
 EVIDENCE:
Give an example to
persuade/prove your
point.
 RESTATE:
Restate your thesis
point and explain
how you have
proved it.
 TRANSITION:
Create a linking
statement to your
next point
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YEAR 8 ENGLISH SCAFFOLD STRUCTURING A SPEECH
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STEP 3: CONCLUSION
RESPONSE
STRUCTURE
 “Tell them what
you have told
them”: Always
restate your thesis
 Restate your
main points
 Call-to-Action:
eg “I encourage you
to …”,
“Let’s all contribute
…” ,
“… sign now …”,
“make a decision
now to be involved
…”
This is almost a restating of your introduction – it sums up your whole
argument.
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