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Developing Communication Skills: Video-Based Empowerment Lesson

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Career Girls Empowerment Lesson Video Series:
Developing Communication Skills (2:43 sec)

Want to crush that next presentation? Learn practical strategies and tips for improving communication skills, including to make speaking in front of people way less scary!

How can you make people listen to what you have to say? Why is it important to listen when others are telling you something? Role models in this video share tips and techniques for building communication skills — including for those times you need to get up and speak in front of people, whether that's a class presentation, with your family, or in another time in your life.

Use the Resources here to sharpen your communication skills!

Empowerment Lesson Video:Watch this short video as a jumping-off point for in-depth learning experiences using the resources below.

Fun Page Activity: What's the best way to avoid being nervous when you give a presentation? Take this quick quiz to see what you know about six keys to communication. Then check the Answer Key to see how you did. Plus, try "painting a picture" of a favorite place!

Independent Learning Guide: How can you convince someone to agree with you? Why is it important to think before you speak? Watch the "Communication" video, then use this guide to learn more about strengthening your own communication skills. This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a valuable discussion that can help students understand the importance of developing good communication skills—in school and beyond.

Classroom Lesson Plan:This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth "before, during, and after" learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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