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PERSUASIVE SPEECH RUBRIC

As you listen to the speech, circle the number for each category (Introduction, Content, Delivery, Conclusion, Overall)
that you think best describes how that part of the speech went. Add up your numbers and write the total score at the
bottom of this page.

4 3 2 1
The first few lines of the The first few lines of the The first few lines didn't The first few lines of the
Introduction speech really got my speech got my attention and really get my attention and I speech did not get my
attention and made me want I was curious to hear the wasn't sure if I wanted to attention and I did not want
to listen. rest. hear more. to hear more.

The speech focused on one The speech focused on one The speech focused on more The speech was unclear and
Content or two major issues and or two major issues, but did than two issues and did not did not explain any of the
described those issues not fully explain them. fully explain them. issues thoroughly.
thoroughly.

The speaker spoke in a loud, The speaker was loud and The speaker was hard to I could not hear or
Delivery clear voice and was clear, but not very hear at times and not understand the speaker.
expressive. expressive. expressive.

The end of the speech was The end of the speech was The end of the speech was The end of the speech was
Conclusion exciting and lively. somewhat exciting and not very exciting or lively. not exciting or lively at all.
lively.

The speech was exciting and The speech was informative The speech was not very The speech made me not
Overall informative and really made and somewhat exciting and informative or exciting and I want to vote for this person.
me want to vote for this I might vote for this person. probably wouldn't vote for
person. this person.

Total score:

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