Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting

This Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting unit also includes:

Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal communication as ways that people communicate with each other.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a unit based on active listening and communication, or weave the practices into your everyday class environment by reinforcing the listed skills
  • From time to time have class members reflect on their own listening using the rubric provided
  • Incorporate into a unit about social media, or careers and business letters
  • Use with an extracurricular club, such as debate or peer counseling
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons are designed for people who are creating their own business plans, specifically for translation and Braille transcription businesses, but the activities and instructions are applicable to any class focusing on listening and speaking skills
  • Format of the lesson is a seminar, but you could find what you need in the activities and exercises
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Provides templates and examples of business letters
  • Promotes listening skills and strong communication skills
Cons

  • Mentions a video that is not available