Speaking Skills

Our technology-rich world often keeps young people from knowing how to communicate without a screen. Help them with these essential skills in an activity that prompts conversation partners to pay attention, ask questions, and show interest when someone else is speaking.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a mainstream class or in a resource setting for learners with special needs
  • Incorporate into a peer counseling class or after school group
  • Have class members practice at home with their parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for seventh graders, but helpful for learners of all ages
  • The first part of a unit on effective communication
Pros

  • Helpful for adolescents who struggle with socialization
  • Beneficial for pupils with autism spectrum disorder
Cons

  • None
Common Core