Engaging Students with Listening, Speaking, and Writing
Engaging students inlistening and speaking activities can include debates, discussions,presentations, and persuasive writing. All of these components arecrucial 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.
Usingthe same grade level you selected for your previous lesson plans orfrom your field experiences, select a state standard that focuses onlistening, writing, and speaking skills to develop three listening,speaking, and writing activities.
Below are examples of possible activities:
- Persuasivewriting, speech writing, debates, class discussions, presentations ontopics of student interest, persuasive advertisement, or advertisementcampaign
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
- Variousforms of communication (verbal, nonverbal, media, etc.) techniques tofoster elementary students active inquiry, collaboration, andsupportive interaction
- Accommodations related to assessment and testing conditions to meet diverse needs of students
Part 2: Rationale
In250-500 words, rationalize your instructional choices explaining whythe activities chosen are appropriate for all Class Profile studentsand clearly focuses on creativity and student engagement. In addition,explain the elements of effective speaking. Additionally, discuss howverbal and nonverbal communication affects the persuasive aspect ofhaving students advertise and/or present an idea.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
Thisassignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning theassignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful