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Ch 7: Supporting Material: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4

About This Chapter

Find lessons for eleventh and twelfth grade English. The following lessons meet the Common Core Speaking and Listening standard for presenting supporting material (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. (CCSS.ELA.LITERACY.SL.11-12.4).

About This Chapter

Students who understand the concepts identified in this standard are able to create a speech that is well-researched and uses appropriate supporting evidence. Students are capable of writing a clear thesis and creating an organized presentation that is credible and accurate. They know how to research a topic with the audience and purpose for the event in mind.

Some of the concepts covered in these lessons include:

  • Effective research strategies for speaking to an audience
  • Importance of primary and secondary research
  • Types of supporting materials for a speech
  • Resources for finding supporting materials
  • Methods for selecting relevant support for a speech

Students have mastered this standard when they can make a speech or presentation that is backed by solid evidence to support their thesis statement. They know how to find supporting evidence for their topic and understand the difference between primary and secondary evidence. They've considered the audience they'll be speaking to while researching their topic and can use a variety of sources to lend support to their argument.

How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom

Here are some tips for how to use these lessons to support instruction in the standard:

Lessons on Finding Sources

Watch lessons on finding supporting materials, types of materials and types of research in class. Ask each student to pick a topic that they could give a speech about and request that they perform online research to find supporting evidence for their topic. Suggest that students use different search engines to locate sources. Discuss in class which search methods or search engines worked best and what the advantages are to online research versus other methods.

Lessons on Primary versus Secondary Research

Watch the video lesson on primary and secondary research in class. Prepare examples of different source materials and hand them out to each student in the class. Ask each student to read his example out loud then have the class decide whether it's primary or secondary.

Lessons on Selecting Relevant Support

Watch the video lesson on selecting relevant materials in class. Divide students into groups and let them choose a topic that could be turned into a speech. Ask each student to perform their own research on the topic. Students can bring their results back to the group and select the evidence that would work best for their topic based on the concepts of relevancy and appropriateness addressed in the video lesson.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Supporting Material: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4
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Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose

1. Effective Research Strategies: Speaking to Your Audience & Purpose

Conducting research is more than just typing a few keywords into a search database. In this lesson, you will learn about effective research strategies and how to tailor your research to your audience.

Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

2. Primary vs. Secondary Research: Difference & Importance

Research is a vital part of any good speech. This lesson will help you distinguish between primary and secondary resources when citing your research. At the end, test your knowledge of primary and secondary resources with practice problems.

Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

3. Types of Supporting Materials for a Speech

When you are developing a speech, you need research to back up your claims. You can use different types of supporting materials strategically to help you. In this lesson, you will learn about these supporting materials and how to use them in your speech.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

4. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech

5. Selecting Relevant Support for Your Speech

Supporting materials are the foundation of any good speech. This lesson shows you how to find the right type of supporting materials for the ideas and concepts in your speech!

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