Speaking & Listening Anchor Standard 5 Level E

Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

Leveled Standard E

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. (SL.11-12.5)

Teacher Notes
Students will need an understanding of copyright and fair use in order to use multimedia effectively.

Rubrics and examples can help students understand basic design principles (including “less is more”) in order to use multimedia effectively. Learners should consider TAPS (task/topic, audience, purpose, and style).

Examples / Activities
Using Multimedia Strategically [r5cdeActivity]

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.

Workforce Readiness Skills

GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
R.7.2 Analyze how data or quantitative and/or visual information extends, clarifies, or contradicts information in text, or determine how data supports an author’s argument.
R.8.4 Distinguish claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
W.2 Produce an extended analytic response in which the writer introduces the idea(s) or claim(s) clearly; creates ann organization that logically sequences information; develops the idea(s) or claim(s) thoroughly with well-chosen examples, facts, or details from the text; and maintains a coherent focus.
W.3 Write clearly and demonstrate sufficient command of standard English conventions.

Resources
opens in a new window Copyright and Fair Use, opens in a new window Beginning Graphic Design, and opens in a new window Excel 2016 – Charts Tutorials from opens in a new window GCFLearnFree
opens in a new window Critical Literacy in Action: Multimodal Texts on Global Warming Lesson from opens in a new window ReadWriteThink
opens in a new window Google Slides Tutorial by David Lee
opens in a new window GSuite Learning Center: Get Started with Slides
opens in a new window GuideStar: How to Design a Bad Presentation
opens in a new window Picture This: Combining Infographics and Argumentative Writing Lesson from opens in a new window ReadWriteThink
opens in a new window PowerPoint 2016 and opens in a new window Prezi Tutorials from opens in a new window GCFLearnFree
opens in a new window Sharing Information About Careers with Infographics Lesson from opens in a new window ReadWriteThink

Speaking and Listening Standards: Rubric for Presentations [sl4abcdH1PresentationRubric]
opens in a new window Students as Creators: Exploring Multimedia Lesson from opens in a new window ReadWriteThink
opens in a new window A Student’s Guide to Getting Started with Piktochart
opens in a new window University of Leicester: Using Visual Aids
Visual Rhetoric at Purdue OWL

ELA Activities for Level E
Listening and Responding Across Subject Areas
Students listen to and discuss informational audio presentations. Read More Listening and Responding Across Subject Areas
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. Read More Confederate Flag Controversy Discussion
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
Before It’s Too Late
Students will read and summarize an 8-page chapter from a book on the subject of raising children to be responsible. Read More Before It’s Too Late
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
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