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You may want to examine the speaking and listening standards for the Common Core to include in your guidance lessons. If you look at the Anchor Standards for speaking and listening, you can definitely model these skills to help students learn about coping skills, study skills, and discussion at the same time. The Anchor Standards are below, but more detailed information on the standards can be found at www.corestandards.org
Comprehension and Collaboration
SL.1 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.
SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
SL.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Hope this helps,
Thank you so much Katie. This is very helpful and have shared with others in my district.
My pleasure! I think SL1, SL3, and SL6 are perfect for a lot of work done in the guidance department. You can view the specific sub standards for each of those standards for the appropriate grades, and incorporate some of that work into your lessons. Having students discuss the topic under study, and listen to teachers and peers ensure that your lessons will "stick." (:
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