2020 Colorado Academic Standards Online
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clear Content Area: Reading, Writing and Communicating // Grade Level: Ninth / Tenth Grade Band // Standard Category: 1. Oral Expression and Listening
Reading, Writing and Communicating
Ninth / Tenth Grade Band, Standard 1. Oral Expression and Listening
- 1. Collaborate effectively as group members or leaders who listen actively and respectfully; pose thoughtful questions, acknowledge the ideas of others; and contribute ideas to further the group’s attainment of an objective.
1. Respond to others’ ideas, and evaluate perspective and rhetoric.
- Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1)
- Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1a)
- Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (for example: informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1b)
- Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1c)
- Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1d)
- Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (for example: visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. (CCSS: SL.9-10.2)
- Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence. (CCSS: SL.9-10.3)
- Adapt to environments with appropriate emotions and behaviors, demonstrating personal awareness through the development of positive relationships. (Personal Skills, Self-Awareness)
- Demonstrate ways to adapt and reach workable solutions. (Personal Skills, Adaptability/Flexibility)
- Use interpersonal skills to learn and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. (Civic/Interpersonal Skills, Collaboration/Teamwork)
- How does a speaker's personal history affect point of view?
- What is productive feedback?
- Why is being able to effectively function in a collaborative group helpful?
- What criteria could be used to measure the effectiveness of a group?
- What are effective ways to monitor group skills and individual contributions?
- How can individuals monitor their own group's progress and effectiveness?
- Assess strengths and weaknesses of their thinking and thinking of others by using criteria including relevance, clarity, accuracy, fairness, significance, depth, breadth, logic and precision.
- Monitor and reflect on the rationale for, and effectiveness of, choices made throughout the problem-solving process.
- Monitor and assess the extent to which personal beliefs and biases influenced your reactions to the viewpoints and logic of others.
- 2. Deliver effective oral presentations for varied audiences and varied purposes.
2. Organize and develop credible presentations tailored to purpose and audience.
- Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task. (CCSS: SL.9-10.4)
- Make strategic use of digital media (for example: textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. (CCSS: SL.9-10.5)
- Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (CCSS: SL.9-10.6)
- Use feedback to evaluate and revise the presentation.
- Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts. (including multilingual) (Information and Communications Technologies)
- Synthesize ideas in original and surprising ways. (Entrepreneurial Skills, Creativity/Innovation)
- Develop, plan, and organize self-behavior. (Personal Skills, Personal Responsibility)
- How do different purposes and audiences affect the preparation, content, and language of a presentation?
- How do presenters know if an audience is engaged in a presentation?
- How can nonverbal cues change the intent of a presentation?
- How do presenters know when they are ready to deliver a presentation?
- What are some messages that may be conveyed using only nonverbal techniques?
- Why is it important for communicators to organize their thinking when trying to support a position?
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