Learning to Communicate and Work Together

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CCSS: ELA.SL.6.1b ELA.SL.6.1c ELA.SL.6.1d

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

1b

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

1c

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'€™ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

6

6th Grade

1d

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'€™ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

d. Review the key ideas expressed and demonstrate understanding of multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Teaching students how to effectively participate in class discussions
Length
14 min
Questions to Consider
Why is it important to include students in establishing criteria for group discussions?
Notice the questions and type of feedback and direction given to each group.
How will taking time to teach students how to work together help them learn?
Common Core Standards
ELA.SL.6.1b, ELA.SL.6.1c, ELA.SL.6.1d

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Learning to Communicate and Work Together

All Grades / All Subjects / Class Discussion

Learning to Communicate and Work Together