The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations. a) Communicate ideas and information orally in an organized and succinct manner. b) Ask probing questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas. c) Make statements to communicate agreement or tactful disagreement with others’ ideas. d) Use language and style appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose. e) Use a variety of strategies to listen actively.
The student will identify and demonstrate the relationship between a speaker’s verbal and nonverbal messages. a) Use verbal communication skills, such as word choice, pitch, feeling, tone, and voice appropriate for the intended audience. b) Use nonverbal communication skills, such as eye contact, posture, and gestures to enhance verbal communication skills. c) Compare/contrast a speaker’s verbal and nonverbal messages.
The student will understand the elements of media literacy. a) Identify persuasive/informative techniques used in nonprint media including television, radio, video, and Internet. b) Distinguish between fact and opinion, and between evidence and inference. c) Describe how word choice and visual images convey a viewpoint. d) Compare and contrast the techniques in auditory, visual, and written media messages. e) Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.