New Colorado P-12 Academic Standards

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Content Area: Reading, Writing and Communicating
Grade Level Expectations: Twelfth Grade
Standard: 1. Oral Expression and Listening

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Effective speaking in formal and informal settings requires appropriate use of methods and audience awareness

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. 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: SL.11-12.4)
  2. 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. (CCSS: SL.11-12.5)
  3. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (CCSS: SL.11-12.6)
  4. Identify a central idea or thesis, organize ideas, and develop a speech for an intended purpose and audience
  5. Choose specific words and word order for intended effect and meaning
  6. Select appropriate technical or specialized language

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do different purposes and audiences affect presentation outcomes?
  2. What connections are there between print text structures (such as chronology, description, proposition-support, critique, inductive-deductive) and the organization and development of content for a specific oral presentation?
  3. Why is it important to match the vocabulary used to a particular audience? (For example, scientific terms are important to use when talking with biologists or physicists.)

Relevance & Application:

  1. Strong communication and planning skills contribute to local and national stewardship.
  2. Intentional word choice can influence the reader.
  3. Political or social causes are only victorious when a representative can persuasively present.
  4. Strategic use of multimedia elements and visual displays of data can gain audience attention and enhance understanding.
  5. An audience can be influenced by the use of theatrical devices such as pausing for emphasis and loud and soft tones.

Nature Of:

  1. Strong critical thinking in a group setting occurs when an oral presentation is clear and effective.
  2. Knowledge is attained through clear and effective communication.
  3. Great presenters plan for a presentation by determining their audience, research a topic of interest, and use the best presentation methods to convey key points.

Content Area: Reading, Writing and Communicating
Grade Level Expectations: Tenth Grade
Standard: 1. Oral Expression and Listening

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Content that is gathered carefully and organized well successfully influences an audience

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. 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)
  2. Select organizational patterns and structures and choose precise vocabulary and rhetorical devices
  3. Make decisions about how to establish credibility and enhance appeal to the audience
  4. Rehearse the presentation to gain fluency, to adjust tone and modulate volume for emphasis, and to develop poise
  5. Use feedback to evaluate and revise the presentation

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What are some messages that may be conveyed using only nonverbal techniques?
  2. Why is it important for communicators to organize their thinking when trying to support a position?
  3. How can strong preparation be a useful tool in defending a position or trying to persuade others?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Authors use relevant examples from knowledge and experience to support main ideas.
  2. The legal system has people who gather and organize evidence to present to a jury (such as lawyers, legal assistants, and criminal investigators).
  3. Databases can categorize and scaffold content searches.
  4. Electronic journaling tools can be used for reflection.

Nature Of:

  1. Skilled communicators can speak to both sides of an issue because they look at topics from multiple perspectives.
  2. Good presenters automatically prioritize the big idea and its supporting evidence.

Content Area: Reading, Writing and Communicating
Grade Level Expectations: Ninth Grade
Standard: 1. Oral Expression and Listening

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Oral presentations require effective preparation strategies

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.(CCSS: SL.9-10.6)
  2. Use verbal and nonverbal techniques to communicate information
  3. Define a position and select evidence to support that position
  4. Develop a well-organized presentation to defend a position
  5. Use effective audience and oral delivery skills to persuade an audience
  6. 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. (CCSS: SL.9-10.5)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do different purposes and audiences affect the preparation content and language of presentation?
  2. How do presenters know if an audience is interested in their topic?
  3. How can nonverbal cues change the intent of a presentation?
  4. How do presenters know when they are ready to deliver a presentation?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Humor, poise, and intuition give society alternative ways to access information.
  2. Politicians seek to persuade voters by offering compelling arguments developed through well-organized speech writing.
  3. Actors research and study the history of their character to present an authentic portrayal.
  4. Media technologies offer opportunities for viewing presentations on a variety of topics and observing various styles.
  5. Electronic presentation tools can be used to enhance oral presentation.

Nature Of:

  1. Skilled communicators use nonverbal techniques in their presentations to help them convey a particular message.
  2. Effective communicators understand the necessity for developing presentations with sequential and relevant information for a particular audience.

Content Area: Reading, Writing and Communicating
Grade Level Expectations: Seventh Grade
Standard: 1. Oral Expression and Listening

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Formal presentations require preparation and effective delivery

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation. (CCSS: SL.7.4)
  2. Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points. (CCSS: SL.7.5)
  3. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (CCSS: SL.7.6)
  4. Prepare for audience and purpose by ensuring proper length of presentation, suitable mode of dress, appropriate topic, and engaging content
  5. Implement strategies to rehearse presentation (such as memorizing key phrases, creating note cards, practicing with friends, etc.)

Inquiry Questions:

  1. What background knowledge can presenters apply to their research?
  2. Why is it important to use good research strategies when finding information on a topic?
  3. How do I know if a source is trustworthy?
  4. How does the lack of a component (introduction, main idea, supporting details, and conclusion) change the intent of a presentation?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Learning to paraphrase is a skill that is used daily when summarizing.
  2. Parents often ensure the well-being of their children by asking who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.
  3. Online resources offer access to a variety of primary and secondary resources.
  4. Electronic presentation tools can enhance oral presentations.
  5. Online resources can be used to offer examples of quality presentations.

Nature Of:

  1. Skilled communicators use a variety of ways to present research, which continues to build their intellectual fluency.
  2. Skilled communicators thoroughly review their research findings before presenting to an audience.

Content Area: Reading, Writing and Communicating
Grade Level Expectations: Fifth Grade
Standard: 1. Oral Expression and Listening

Prepared Graduates: (Click on a Prepared Graduate Competency to View Articulated Expectations) - (Remove PGC Filter)

Concepts and skills students master:

1. Effective communication requires speakers to express an opinion, provide information, describe a process, and persuade an audience

Evidence Outcomes 21st Century Skill and Readiness Competencies

Students Can:

  1. Describe a process and persuade an audience
    • Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes. (CCSS: SL.5.4)
    • Use appropriate eye contact and speak clearly at an understandable pace. (CCSS: SL.5.4)
  2. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. (CCSS: SL.5.5)
  3. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks. (CCSS: SL.5.6)
  4. Adapt language as appropriate to purpose: to persuade, explain/provide information, or express an opinion.

Inquiry Questions:

  1. How do presenters make themselves clear when presenting ideas to others?
  2. How do presenters make a good impression when speaking with others?
  3. When presenters want to persuade audience members, what is important for them to remember?

Relevance & Application:

  1. Performing artists rehearse to perfect a performance before presenting to an audience.
  2. Video-recording and then viewing a presentation can help speakers understand what they do well and what they need to improve.
  3. Advertising agencies develop media campaigns (for TV, radio, the Internet, newspapers, and magazines) to persuade people to buy their products.
  4. Online resources offer samples of language use from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Webinars allow sharing among and between a broader audience.

Nature Of:

  1. Effective communicators can present a topic they know well and take the opposing side of an issue.
  2. Skilled presenters plan and prepare for the delivery of a presentation.