Persuasive Pitch Assignment
Fans of the TV shows “Shark Tank” and “Dragon’s Den” will love this Persuasive Pitch Assignment. Students will develop an idea of how to improve their school (e.g. installing recycling bins, creating a snack program, etc.) then they will pitch their idea to the judges (their classmates).
After all of the presentations, students will vote on which idea they would invest their money in. This assignment is scaffolded into 5 different lessons.
- This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning, i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included graphic organizers for 1:1 technology schools.
This assignment is also included in the Oral Presentations Bundle 2 and the Full Year Middle School English Language Arts Lesson Bundle 2.
Persuasive Pitch Assignment – Resource Includes:
- Unit Overview
- Daily lesson plans
- Graphic organizers
- Product pitch video examples (must have reliable internet to access)
- Assignment sheet
- Assessment criteria
- Individual PDFs for Google Classroom
- Google Slides for 1:1 technology schools
Persuasive Pitch Assignment – Teacher Feedback:
- “My students love this assignment. They were engaged throughout the whole project. The ideas that came out of this were excellent. I can’t wait to use this again in the future.”
- “I have purchased the original bundle of oral presentation lessons. They are highly engaging. The students enjoyed the Product Pitch unit. They had a blast competing with their classmates comparing Android vs. Apple products. Another amazing product by this seller. Thanks so much!”
- “My students loved the idea of Dragon’s Den style product pitches to learn persuasive techniques! They had a blast while watching the two show episodes and analyzing the products, as well as creating their own products and pitching them. They created excellent advertisements and came up with great ideas!”
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