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Course SummaryLet us help you ensure your 11th and 12th graders meet Common Core Standards for speaking and listening with these brief lessons and quizzes. Use these resources to refresh your lectures, develop discussion questions or create interesting homework assignments.
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11 chapters in Common Core ELA - Speaking and Listening Grades 11-12: Standards
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The training found in the collection of video lessons below follows the Common Core Standards for speaking and listening in grades 11-12. These lessons can help your students strengthen skills for developing and delivering presentations, as well as participating as an audience. Skills also developed during this course include evaluating points of view, presenting information and communicating in multiple contexts.
Since this course was created to help students develop speaking and listening skills, teachers may show the lessons in class or assign the lessons for homework to prepare students to work on group and/or presentation assignments. Teachers can use these lessons throughout the year to ensure that students are continuously improving their presentation skills.
Participate in Discussion: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1
Standard: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Lessons in this chapter cover concepts that help students communicate with others, work in groups and listen as an audience member. Topics include distinguishing the different types of groups, identifying the main functions of communication, showing characteristics of effective teams and using devil's advocacy to make group decisions. Students also learn what it means to be an audience member and how to actively listen.
Use Multiple Sources of Information: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2
Standard: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
In this chapter, students are educated in the importance of evaluating and validating sources of information. The lessons also explain the importance of using different types of visual aids when public speaking.
Evaluate Point of View: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.3
Standard: Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
This chapter focuses on the development of listening, reasoning, and speech giving skills. In addition to improving note taking skills, students learn about inductive, deductive, causal, and deductive reasoning. By the end of the chapter, students also know the purpose and types of entertaining, persuasive, and informative speaking.
Present Information: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
Standard: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
In this chapter, students are introduced to concepts including types of speeches, effective research strategies, formal and informal methods of audience analysis, audience influence, and types of supporting materials. Students also learn techniques for gathering information for audience analysis, adapting to an audience, formulating an appropriate speech topic, and locating supporting materials.
Use Digital Media: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.5
Standard: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
The lessons in this chapter explain how to incorporate and make strategic use of digital media to enhance ideas found in presentations. Students also learn how to identify and explain graphics suites and presentation packages.
Communicate in Multiple Contexts: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.6
Standard: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 11-12 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
This chapter helps students learn how to be a self-aware and adaptive communicator, as well as an empathetic communicator. Lessons also cover connecting with an audience, adjusting the tone and voice of the message, using active verbs and active voice, communicating appropriately, and using nondiscriminatory language.
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