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  • Conversational Fishbowl

    Students choose a question (from a list such as opens in a new window this one ) to discuss in order to become more comfortable talking in a discussion format. Instructional focus should be on learners speaking one at a time and listening to respond or add to the topic.

    Leveled Standards: sl1a Workforce Readiness Skills: Diversity Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Speaking and Listening
  • Teen Driving Pro/Con Discussion

    Following opens in a new window a lesson plan from the Teaching Channel, students read two articles on teen driving and the minimum driving age. After marking the readings and working collaboratively to make notes, learners use a jury-style philosophical chairs format to engage in productive student-led discussions.

    Leveled Standards: sl1cd Workforce Readiness Skills: Conflict Resolution, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing
  • Confederate Flag Controversy Discussion

    After reading an article on a controversy at a Virginia high school regarding the Confederate flag and viewing primary sources related to the flag’s role in history, learners discuss the flag’s symbolism and how the high school should have responded to the incident.

    Leveled Standards: sl1e Workforce Readiness Skills: Teamwork, Diversity Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Information Technology, Internet Use and Security
  • Understanding the Dyslexic Mind

    In Part 1, students listen to a radio interview with a dyslexic journalist and answer questions about the details. In Part 2, students listen and read along to a radio piece about successful dyslexics. Students answer questions found in the reading. In Part 3, students analyze a graph showing the divergence of IQ and reading ability in dyslexics.

    Leveled Standards: sl2abc Workforce Readiness Skills: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Information Technology, Internet Use and Security
  • The Soup Nazi and Customer Service

    In Part 1, students listen to a radio interview with a dyslexic journalist and answer questions about the details. In Part 2, students listen and read along to a radio piece about successful dyslexics. Students answer questions found in the reading. In Part 3, students analyze a graph showing the divergence of IQ and reading ability in dyslexics

    Leveled Standards: sl2cde Workforce Readiness Skills: Self-representation, Diversity Awareness, Conflict Resolution, Creativity and Resourcefulness, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Organizations, Systems, and Climates, Lifelong Learning, Customer Service, Information Technology, Internet use and security
  • Confessions of Nat Turner

    Students work in teams to integrate and evaluate information from slavery-era primary documents.

    Leveled Standards: sl2eh Workforce Readiness Skills: Speaking and Listening, Teamwork, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Guest Speaker

    Invite an informative guest speaker to class (or ask a student to speak to classmates about an area of expertise). Before the visit, have students plan the questions they will ask; during the visit, encourage students to ask follow-up questions.

    Leveled Standards: sl3ab Workforce Readiness Skills: Teamwork, Self-representation, Speaking and Listening, Lifelong Learning
  • Summarizing Pro/Con Videos

    Have students work in groups to find a persuasive speech online, use a graphic organizer to analyze the speaker’s claims, and write a summary in five sentences or less.

    Leveled Standards: sl3cd Workforce Readiness Skills: Teamwork, Conflict Resolution, Speaking and Listening, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Lifelong Learning, Information Technology, Internet Use and Security
  • Analyzing Rhetoric in a Video

    Have students work in groups to analyze the rhetorical elements of a persuasive speech. As a group, discuss how the parts work together to influence an audience.

    Leveled Standards: sl3e Workforce Readiness Skills: Teamwork, Conflict Resolution, Speaking and Listening, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Lifelong Learning, Information Technology, Internet Use and Security
  • Workplace Safety Presentations

    Students read and listen to texts related to workplace safety. Then, students create their own multimedia presentations synthesizing the workplace safety lessons learned.

    Leveled Standards: sl4abcd Workforce Readiness Skills: Self-representation, Creativity and Resourcefulness, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Health and Safety, Organizations, Systems, and Climates, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics, Information Technology, Internet Use and Security, Telecommunications
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