Some good ideas for eighth grade speech topics include the best idea for a school field trip, things kids wish adults understood, why schools should eliminate homework, and how technology has improved the world. Students have many options for funny, persuasive and informative speech topics.
In a persuasive speech, the speaker attempts to get the audience to agree with his way of thinking. Persuasive topics are usually more controversial, or something that has two clear sides. To give a persuasive speech, students need to choose a side to support. Some ideas for a persuasive speech are school uniforms, violence in video games, the importance of music and arts education, rewarding students for good grades, and why students should be able to use their cell phones in class.
In other cases, students may be asked to give a speech during an assembly or another event, such as eighth grade graduation. Some ideas for this type of speech include talking about favorite memories from the years leading up to graduation, things students are looking forward to about high school, life lessons learned from teachers and parents, things students have accomplished while in school, and challenges students will face in the years to come.