Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
Support others in discussions, activities, and presentations through active listening
Listen actively in groups to accomplish a goal
Contribute effectively in both small and large groups to collaboratively accomplish a goal
Choose specific words for intended effect on particular audiences
Facilitate (or lead) a group by developing an agenda designed to accomplish a specified goal