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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4-17-2012 Teching Speaking and Listening Strands 1-3

Teching the CCCS
Grades 6-8 ELA
Speaking and Listening
Strands 1-3

To become college and career ready, students must have ample opportunities to take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations—as part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner—built around important content in various domains. They must be able to contribute appropriately to these conversations, to make comparisons and contrasts, and to analyze and synthesize a multitude of ideas in accordance with the standards of evidence appropriate to a particular discipline. Whatever their intended major or profession, high school graduates will depend heavily on their ability to listen attentively to others so that they are able to build on others’ meritorious ideas while expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication. The Internet has accelerated the speed at which connections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing can be made, requiring that students be ready to use these modalities nearly simultaneously. Technology itself is changing quickly, creating a new urgency for students to be adaptable in response to change.
Comprehension and Collaboration
1.   Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

·         Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
·         Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
·         Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
·         Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

2.   Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
3.   Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

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