Engaging students in listening and speaking

Engaging students in listening and speaking activities can include debates, discussions, presentations, and persuasive writing. All of these components are crucial to expanding students’ growth in communication skills.

Part 1: Listening, Speaking and Writing Activities

Use the “Listening, Speaking, and Writing Activities” template and “Class Profile” to complete this assignment.

Using the same grade level you selected for your previous lesson plans or from your field experiences, select a state standard that focuses on listening, writing, and speaking skills to develop three listening, speaking, and writing activities.

Below are examples of possible activities:

  • Persuasive writing, speech writing, debates, class discussions, presentations on topics of student interest, persuasive advertisement, or advertisement campaign

Your learning activities should be appropriate for students detailed within the “Class Profile” and include the following:

  • Strategies that encourage students to apply personal opinions toward the interpretation of texts
  • Various forms of communication (verbal, nonverbal, media, etc.) techniques to foster elementary students’ active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction
  • Accommodations related to assessment and testing conditions to meet diverse needs of students

Part 2: Rationale

In 250-500 words, rationalize your instructional choices explaining why the activities chosen are appropriate for all ”Class Profile” students and clearly focuses on creativity and student engagement. In addition, explain the elements of effective speaking. Additionally, discuss how verbal and nonverbal communication affects the persuasive aspect of having students advertise and/or present an idea.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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