Illinois Language Arts
#4 - Speaking
STATE GOAL 4: Listen and speak effectively in a variety of situations.
Why This Goal Is Important: Of all the language arts, listening and speaking are those most often used on a daily basis at home, school and work or in the community. Skill in speaking is universally recognized as a primary indicator of a person's knowledge, skill and credibility. In person, by phone or through video, good listening and speaking skills are essential to sending, receiving and understanding messages. To understand messages spoken by others, students must be able to listen carefully, using specific techniques to clarify what they have heard. For speaking properly and making messages understood, grammar, sentence structure, tone, expression and emphasis must be part of students' repertoires.
Illinois Language Arts Standards covered below --> ( 4B).
Learning Standard 4B. Speak effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience. Early Elementary 4.B.1a Present brief oral reports, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the message and audience (e.g., show and tell). Early Elementary 4.B.1b Participate in discussions around a common topic. Late Elementary 4.B.2a Present oral reports to an audience using correct language and nonverbal expressions for the intended purpose and message within a suggested organizational format. Late Elementary 4.B.2b Use speaking skills and procedures to participate in group discussions. Late Elementary 4.B.2c Identify methods to manage or overcome communication anxiety and apprehension (e.g., topic outlines, repetitive practice). Late Elementary 4.B.2d Identify main verbal and nonverbal communication elements and strategies to maintain communications and to resolve conflict. Middle & Junior
4.B.3a Deliver planned oral presentations, using language and vocabulary appropriate to the purpose, message and audience; provide details and supporting information that clarify main ideas; and use visual aids and contemporary technology as support. Middle & Junior
4.B.3b Design and produce reports and multi-media compositions that represent group projects. Middle & Junior
4.B.3c Develop strategies to manage or overcome communication anxiety and apprehension (e.g., sentence outlining, note cards). Middle & Junior
4.B.3d Use verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to maintain communications and to resolve conflict. Early High School 4.B.4a Deliver planned informative and persuasive oral presentations using visual aids and contemporary technology as individuals and members of a group; demonstrate organization, clarity, vocabulary, credible and accurate supporting evidence. Early High School 4.B.4b Use group discussion skills to assume leadership and participant roles within an assigned project or to reach a group goal. Early High School 4.B.4c Use strategies to manage or overcome communication anxiety and apprehension (e.g., developed outlines, notecards, practice). Early High School 4.B.4d Use verbal and nonverbal strategies to maintain communication and to resolve individual and group conflict. Late High School 4.B.5a Deliver planned and impromptu oral presentations, as individuals and members of a group, conveying results of research, projects or literature studies to a variety of audiences (e.g., peers, community, business/industry, local organizations) using appropriate visual aids and available technology. Late High School 4.B.5b Use speaking skills to participate in and lead group discussions; analyze the effectiveness of the spoken interactions based upon the ability of the group to achieve its goals. Late High School 4.B.5c Implement learned strategies to self-monitor communication anxiety and apprehension (e.g., relaxation and transference techniques, scripting, extemporaneous outlining, repetitive practice). Late High School 4.B.5d Use verbal and nonverbal strategies to maintain communication and to resolve individual, group and workplace conflict (e.g., mediation skills, formal and informal bargaining skills).
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