Speaking & Listening Anchor Standard 4 Level E

Leveled Standard E

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. (SL.9-10.4)

Teacher Notes
Teachers may want to share models (good and bad) and rubrics to help students understand the criteria for effective speaking and presentations. Learners should consider TAPS (task/topic, audience, purpose, and style).

Teachers may want to teach planning and organizing strategies (such as using a graphic organizer or index cards and choosing a problem-solution structure) or digital literacy skills (such as locating copyright-free image or music files or using common presentation software).

Examples / Activities
Career Exploration and Workplace Safety Presentations

Students read and listen to texts related to workplace safety. Then, students research jobs and create their own multimedia presentations synthesizing job information, workplace safety lessons learned, and personal career goals.

Workforce Readiness Skills

GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
R.2.5 Determine which detail(s) support a main idea.
R.8.1 Delineate the specific steps of an argument the author puts forward, including how the argument’s claims build on one another.
R.8.2 Identify specific pieces of evidence an author uses in support of claims or conclusions.
R.8.4 Distinguish claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
R.8.5 Assess whether the reasoning is valid; identify fallacious reasoning in an argument and evaluate its impact.

opens in a new window Forbes: 5 Quick Ways to Organize a Presentation by Nick Morgan
opens in a new window Google Slides Tutorial by David Lee
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opens in a new window Magnetic Speaking: 8 Time Tested Ways to Organize Your Presentation by Peter Khoury
opens in a new window Patterns of Organization
opens in a new window Personal Inventory: Effective Speaking
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opens in a new window Rubric for Presentations

ELA Activities for Level E
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. Read More Analyzing Rhetoric in a Video
Listening and Responding Across Subject Areas
Students listen to and discuss informational audio presentations. Read More Listening and Responding Across Subject Areas
Job Search Vocabulary
Students research specific jobs and markets using opens in a new window Virginia Workforce Connection; they identify and define unknown words and use them in resumé building, cover letter writing, and mock interviewing. Read More Job Search Vocabulary
Using Multimedia Strategically
Students discuss good and bad presentations and read tips for avoiding multimedia mistakes. Then, they revise one of their own presentations by adding or changing a multimedia element. Read More Using Multimedia Strategically
Confessions of Nat Turner
Students work in teams to integrate and evaluate information from slavery-era primary documents. Read More Confessions of Nat Turner
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