The student will listen for information and for pleasure.
The student will demonstrate thinking skills in listening and speaking.
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Identify the major ideas and supporting evidence in informative and persuasive messages.
Determine the purpose for listening (i.e., gaining information, solving problems; or for enjoying, appreciating, recalling, interpreting, applying, analyzing, evaluating, receiving directions, or learning concepts).
Recognize and understand barriers to effective listening (i.e., internal and external distractions, personal biases, and conflicting demands).
Evaluate the spoken message in terms of content, credibility, and delivery.