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From Palmer's video.

Three Great Points in Erik Palmer’s “Effective Communication” Video

I’ve written about Erik Palmer’s work before (remember PVLEGS?), and I’m working through his latest book Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking. But recently, I found something else of his that’s totally free and pretty powerful. It’s a video called “Effective Communication,” and while I’d encourage you to click here to watch it yourself, I […]

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PVLEGS: A Public Speaking Acronym that Transforms Students

Before I start lathering at the mouth about PVLEGS, let me just state plainly that this acronym for effective speaking was developed by Erik Palmer, a professional speaker/edu-consultant/former-teacher and the author of Well Spoken, Digitally Speaking, and Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking. To my knowledge, Erik is doing the. best. work. around teaching kids to […]

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Here, students rock out some debate over whether Odyssey was a hero or a villain.

Simple Rubrics for Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards

One search term that seems to regularly bring folks to the Teaching the Core blog is “speaking and listening rubrics for Common Core State Standards.” Up to this point, those good-hearted yet unfortunate rube-seekers haven’t found what they were looking for here. In the words of William Wallace’s Uncle Argyle, “That is something we shall […]

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Common Core State Standards, Scott Harrison, SL.CCR.4

Common Core SL.CCR.4 Explained

Hello awesome Teaching the Core readers! In our plodding quest to conquer the anchor standards, we’ve arrived at SL.CCR.4. SL.CCR.4 — that’s the 4th College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Speaking and Listening strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow […]

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David Coleman, a lead author of the Common Core State Standards, including the anchor standards that I talk about on this blog

Common Core SL.CCR.3 Explained

SL.CCR.3 — that’s the 3rd College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Speaking and Listening strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. All right, lots of fun stuff in here, so let’s get started. We’ll be looking at what […]

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Teaching students to integrate multiple sources of information

Common Core SL.CCR.2 Explained

SL.CCR.2 — that’s the 2nd College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Speaking and Listening strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — reads as follows: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. This one took me a minute, because it doesn’t seem to have much […]

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