Voices from the Middle article: Listening and Speaking Demystified

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Voices from the Middle, Volume 22 Number 1, September 2014

The Forgotten Language Arts:
Addressing Listening & Speaking

Erik Palmer

TEACHING THE COMMON CORE

The Forgotten Language Arts: Addressing Listening & Speaking

ABSTRACT

Common Core State Standards include listening and speaking standards yet those receive little attention. All teachers need to become aware of the requirements of the standards and need to specifically teach students the skills needed to master the standards. There is much more to the standards than the words “listening” and “speaking” suggest. Students must learn how to collaborate with diverse partners, evaluate information from diverse media and in diverse formats, evaluate speakers’ rhetoric, construct and deliver presentations, incorporate multimedia in talks, and adapt speech to varied contexts. This article introduces the standards and suggests approaches to mastering them.

TEACHING THE COMMON CORE

The Forgotten Language Arts: Addressing Listening & Speaking

Common Core State Standards (CCSS; National…

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