Watch the video in this article for information about the Black Lives Matter movement:

Read through these speeches that have been made over the past couple of weeks in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign and develop your active reading skills to:


  • Slang terms and the impact they have on engaging others
  • Persuasive language/terms


  • Key words
  • Powerful language


  •  synonyms for the words we have highlighted in blue (TIP: Synonyms – a word that is different but means the same thing)

Consider and Respond:

  • Write a speech yourself to express your own thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement or the protests. Use some of the language techniques you have spotted, or that you already have.

Email your responses to and and there will be Amazon vouchers up for grabs for the most powerful and considered responses.

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