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Language Arts Curriculum Standards
3002 - English II

Internet Resources
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 | 2.4 | 2.5 | 2.6 | 2.7 | 2.8 | 2.9 | 2.10 | 2.11 | 2.12 | 2.13 | 2.14 | 2.15
Listening
Follow multi-tasked or multi-dimensional instructions to perform a specific role in a task, answer difficult questions, and solve challenging problems.
3002.2.1
  1. Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  2. Can You Follow Directions? - fun worksheet to print and use as classroom activity. [This expired page comes from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Critical Reasoning Warm-ups - These are warm-ups for people who are somewhat familiar with critical reasoning questions. These questions are a good way to start your brain thinking before you answer the real questions.
  4. Following oral directions - online computer activity, students will need pencil and paper. This resource includes voice instructions for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. George Washington Teaches Map Directions - Follow directions to create profile of Washington. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. How Well Do You Follow Directions? - Fun worksheet to print or read orally to students.
  7. How to build a spaghetti and marshmallow tower - follow these instructions to create a tower.
  8. How to Create A Fun Marble Artwork - follow these instructions to create your art.
  9. How to Make an Origami Bookmark - follow these instructions to create your bookmark.
  10. How to make paper beads for Altered Art - follow these instructions to create your art.
  11. How to Build a Toy Paddle Boat - follow these instructions to create your boat
  12. How to build a Boat - follow these instructions to create your boat [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  13. Listening to instructions - Listen carefully to the messages to find the information you need
  14. Make me a Copy Please - [designed for grades 5-6] Lesson plan; the need to be articulate and precise when explain steps to another student.A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. The Magician's Apprentice - Have students follow directions to do magic tricks! A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. Mystery Pictures: Following Oral Directions - focus on the importance of clear, oral communication. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
Identify the thesis of a challenging speech in which the ideas may be subtle or implied, regardless of whether the organizational pattern is linear.
3002.2.2
  1. Compose a Thesis Statement - Now that you have decided, at least tentatively, what information you plan to present in your essay, you are ready to write your thesis statement.
  2. How To Write a Thesis Statement - from the Writing Tutorial Services of Indiana University in Bloomington
  3. Thesis Statements - What the heck is a thesis, and why do I need one? An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements – from the OWL at Purdue
  5. Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
  6. Thesis Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Write a Thesis Statement - [from Cliffs Notes] includes a "magic working thesis equation"
Summarize information presented orally by others, including the purposes, major ideas, and supporting details or evidence.
3002.2.3
  1. Author's Purpose and Tone of Voice - focuses on strategies to use with students to increase their ability to discern tone and offers opportunities to practice those skills. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing - lesson plan with associates links and material to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  5. Paraphrase Practice Worksheet - two paragraphs to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  8. Paraphrasing - instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  9. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [ Possible Answers here ]
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  11. Paraphrasing Practice - suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read five paragraphs and then select the sentence that best paraphrases the topic sentence of the paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  14. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  17. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. 'Summarising' worksheets - worksheets to print and answer keys This link includes something for the teacher to print
  19. What is summarising? - UK site - understanding how to summarize (UK spelling used)
Paraphrase accurately multiple, challenging ideas and information presented orally by others.
3002.2.4
  1. Biography Project: Research and Class Presentation - As students give the class presentations, have other students use the Oral Presentation Peer Feedback Form to write their feedback. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing - lesson plan with associates links and material to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  5. Paraphrase Practice Worksheet - two paragraphs to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  8. Paraphrasing - instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  9. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [ Possible Answers here ]
  10. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  11. Paraphrasing Practice - suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read five paragraphs and then select the sentence that best paraphrases the topic sentence of the paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  14. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  16. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  17. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. 'Summarising' worksheets - worksheets to print and answer keys This link includes something for the teacher to print
  19. What is summarising? - UK site - understanding how to summarize (UK spelling used)
Analyze the ways in which the style, structure, and rhetorical devices of a challenging speech support or confound its meaning or purpose, taking into account
the speaker’s nonverbal gestures, credibility, and point of view.
3002.2.5
  1. Analysis on Lincoln's second inaugural address - characteristic of speeches made by President Lincoln - example of analysis
  2. Buzzwords and Slang Bury Your Message - buzzwords and slang can cause misunderstandings
  3. Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine .
  6. Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  7. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  8. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  9. Enthusiasm and Monotones Don't Mix - article on how to avoid monotones with practice exercises.
  10. Gender-Sensitive Language - suggestions to help you appropriately express gender relationships
  11. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
  12. Motor mouths Don't Make Sales - Speaking too quickly is one of the most common speech problems
  13. Tool Kit for Rhetorical Analysis - definitions of 130 figures of speech and other rhetorical terms with links to expanded discussions and examples
Listen actively in group discussions by posing relevant questions and by eliminating barriers to communication.
3002.2.6
  1. Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  2. Critical Reasoning Warm-ups - These are warm-ups for people who are somewhat familiar with critical reasoning questions. These questions are a good way to start your brain thinking before you answer the real questions.
  3. Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
Speaking
Include facts, reasons, details, and examples to support increasingly complex points.
3002.2.7
  1. Basic Essay format - very helpful organizational chart with example and explanations of parts; basic essay format will help you to write and organize an essay An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Basic Essay Organization Practice Test - fifteen multiple-choice questions, each question is on a new page although there is an option to show all questions on one page This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. On Writing a Paper - article suggesting on how to write a complicated thesis; outline suggestion given along with tips
  4. Planning an Essay with a Scratch Outline - Supporting Details; possible example questions for each topic sentence
  5. Supporting Your Thesis - excellent article on supporting details with outline example
Organize oral presentations to emphasize the purpose of the presentation, citing first the simple examples or arguments and then the more abstract ones.
3002.2.8
  1. Approaching the Speaking Situation - Audience, Occasion, Purpose
  2. Delivering your talk - three key aspects to consider
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  4. Oral Presentation Skills : Body language - using body language in a presentation
  5. Oral Presentation Rubric - use this to help evaluate presentation skills An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  6. Ordering the Phrases - excellent interactive quiz; learn about the different stages of a presentation and to learn some phrases that tell your audience where you are in your presentation.
  7. Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words- handout; defines term with example word usage [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Practical Hints For Giving An Oral Presentation - employ these suggestions for an oral presentation
  9. Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section; four broad principles
  10. Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - quiz with 30 multiple choice questions and 5 essay questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Utilize an organizational pattern that enhances the appeal to the audience and is appropriate for the purpose (e.g., sequential, problem-solution, compare-contrast, cause-effect).
3002.2.9
  1. Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  2. Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine .
  5. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  7. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
  8. Organizational Patterns - information and examples of each type
  9. Organized Speech Writing: Speech Structure - 7 part video lesson A video is available through this link
  10. Speech Organization - determine the most appropriate organizational pattern for a variety of extemporaneous topics
  11. Types of Organizational Patterns - explanations of the types of patterns of a speech
Arrange ideas logically and maintain a consistent focus.
3002.2.10
  1. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
Signal clear connections among ideas through the consistent and effective use of a variety of transitions.
3002.2.11
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsMaking an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - Lesson plan - "explore and understand the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay using transition words" A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. A chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs or adverbial conjunctions
  3. Transitional Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab
  4. Transitional Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases; sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing over" from one idea to the next.
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardUsing Transitions by Ruth Luman - Interactive PowerPoint show
  6. Using Transitions - Gap-fill exercise
  7. Writing Academic Essays - transition words
Provide a coherent and effective conclusion that reinforces the focus of the presentation.
3002.2.12
  1. 5 Effective Strategies to Conclude a Speech - Speech conclusion tutorial including strategies and speech topics for an effective way to conclude your public speaking speech
  2. Developing a Strong Conclusion - ideas for concluding a speech
  3. Effective conclusions are critical to an effective presentation - ideas for concluding a speech [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsEffective Conclusions - article with ideas for concluding a speech
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  6. Plan Your Conclusion - four major components to a good conclusion
  7. Strategies for Writing a Conclusion - suggestions and examples
  8. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsTopic Sentences and Concluding Sentences - four questions, each requiring essay answers - consider printing this and using it as part of a lesson
  9. Trailblazing Conclusions (6 - 8) develop a sense of ending by using closure and thought-provoking statements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Writing a Conclusion - tips and examples
Use effective rhetorical devices such as rhetorical questions, parallelism and repetition, and analogies.
3002.2.13
  1. A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices
  2. Argument and persuasion rhetorical devices - examples
  3. Rhetorical Devices - table of some of the more common devices employed for emphasis in Shakespeare
  4. Rhetorical Devices Quiz - Flash cards - learn, familiarize and test
Employ effective presentation skills, including good eye contact, careful enunciation, appropriate rate and volume, and relaxed body language.
3002.2.14
  1. Approaching the Speaking Situation - Audience, Occasion, Purpose
  2. Delivering your talk - three key aspects to consider
  3. Delivery - article; aspects of delivery that are common to all good speakers; helpful tips
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  5. Oral Presentation Skills : Body language - using body language in a presentation
  6. Oral Presentation Rubric - use this to help evaluate presentation skills An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  7. Ordering the Phrases - excellent interactive quiz; learn about the different stages of a presentation and to learn some phrases that tell your audience where you are in your presentation.
  8. Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words- handout; defines term with example word usage [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  9. Practical Hints For Giving An Oral Presentation - employ these suggestions for an oral presentation
  10. Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section; four broad principles
  11. Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - quiz with 30 multiple choice questions and 5 essay questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Public Speaking Skills - slide show with helpful tips
  13. A PowerPoint show related to this standardTechnical Tips on Presenting - [48 slides] includes suggestions on the use of color and remarks about audience members who may be color blind to some degree
Participate productively in self-directed work teams for a particular purpose (e.g., to interpret literature, solve a problem, make a decision).
3002.2.15
  1. 7 Essential Skills for Teamwork - use to observe how well a team is working together
  2. Cooperative Learning - strategies and activities to use in class
  3. Cooperative Project Evaluation- use this template for self evaluation [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Poetry Co-op - lesson plan - cooperative learning groups and poetry A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Teamwork - lesson plan - how to work in teams A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Traits Needed for Effective Group Process - lesson plan - Cooperative learning requires more than just cognitive skills. It also requires specific character traits A lesson plan can be found at this site

State Performance Indicators
2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3 | 2.4 | 2.5 | 2.6 | 2.7

Identify the thesis and main points of a challenging speech.
SPI 3002.2.1
  1. Compose a Thesis Statement - Now that you have decided, at least tentatively, what information you plan to present in your essay, you are ready to write your thesis statement.
  2. How To Write a Thesis Statement - from the Writing Tutorial Services of Indiana University in Bloomington
  3. Thesis Statements - What the heck is a thesis, and why do I need one? An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  4. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements – from the OWL at Purdue
  5. Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
  6. Thesis Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Write a Thesis Statement - [from Cliffs Notes] includes a "magic working thesis equation"
Select the best paraphrase of a challenging speech.
SPI 3002.2.2
  1. Exploring Plagiarism, Copyright, and Paraphrasing - lesson plan with associates links and material to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Incredible Shrinking Notes - lesson plan on how to summarize what is heard A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Paraphrase Craze - Well thought out lesson with lots of chances to practice. If you want to get rid of the horrible background in IE go to Tools, Internet Options, click on Accessibility at the bottom of the General tab and click Ingore Colors. Ahhh, much better.
  4. Paraphrase Practice Worksheet - two paragraphs to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Paraphrase Self Test - Type something in the first box as the base text. Next type your paraphrase of the first text. As you type you will see an evaluation below the second box indicating overlapping language This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Paraphrase: Write it in Your Own Words - six steps to effective paraphrasing plus some examples of good (and bad) paraphrasing
  7. Paraphrasing - instructions on how to paraphrase; good beginning lesson
  8. Paraphrasing Exercise - [not interactive] five paragraphs to read and paraphrase on your own paper [ Possible Answers here ]
  9. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsA PowerPoint show related to this standardParaphrasing Practice - a six slide show - one at a time show the slides and allow students time to paraphrase. Note to teacher: Allow students time to read the slide carefully and then press the B key to black out your screen. Press B one more time to get back to the show.
  10. Paraphrasing Practice - suggestions on how to paraphrase followed by a paragraph to read and paraphrase on paper An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Paraphrasing Topic Sentences - Read five paragraphs and then select the sentence that best paraphrases the topic sentence of the paragraph. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing - defines each and then tells why and how to use each
  13. Summarizing - lesson on learning to summarize A lesson plan can be found at this site
  14. Scaling Back to Essentials: Scaffolding Summarization With Fishbone Mapping -complete fishbone maps that highlight the main ideas and relevant details from a cause-effect text; lesson plan [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  15. Self Test: Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism - excellent examples and tests of the right way to quote, paraphrase and summarize
  16. Summarizing - interactive lesson and exercise This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. 'Summarising' worksheets - worksheets to print and answer keys This link includes something for the teacher to print
  18. What is summarising? - UK site - understanding how to summarize (UK spelling used)
Discern the structure of a challenging speech (e.g., sequential, problem-solution, compare-contrast, cause-effect).
SPI 3002.2.3
  1. Analysis on Lincoln's second inaugural address - characteristic of speeches made by President Lincoln - example of analysis
  2. Buzzwords and Slang Bury Your Message - buzzwords and slang can cause misunderstandings
  3. Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine .
  6. Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  7. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  8. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  9. Enthusiasm and Monotones Don't Mix - article on how to avoid monotones with practice exercises.
  10. Gender-Sensitive Language - suggestions to help you appropriately express gender relationships
  11. Making The Relationship Explicit Between Your Ideas - from UniLearning - Academic Writing
  12. Motor mouths Don't Make Sales - Speaking too quickly is one of the most common speech problems
  13. Tool Kit for Rhetorical Analysis - definitions of 130 figures of speech and other rhetorical terms with links to expanded discussions and examples
Identify rhetorical devices used in a challenging speech (e.g., rhetorical questions, parallelism and repetition, analogies).
SPI 3002.2.4
  1. A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices - definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices
  2. Argument and persuasion rhetorical devices - examples
  3. Rhetorical Devices - table of some of the more common devices employed for emphasis in Shakespeare
  4. Rhetorical Devices Quiz - Flash cards - learn, familiarize and test
  5. Tool Kit for Rhetorical Analysis - definitions of 130 figures of speech and other rhetorical terms with links to expanded discussions and examples
Determine the most effective methods of engaging an audience during an oral presentation (e.g., making eye contact, adjusting speaking rate).
SPI 3002.2.5
  1. Delivering your talk - three key aspects to consider
  2. A PowerPoint show related to this standardHelpful Hints for Presenters - [16 slides] many good suggestions can be found in this PowerPoint show by Silvi Marina
  3. Oral Presentation Skills: Body language - using body language in a presentation
  4. Oral Presentation Rubric - use this to help evaluate presentation skills An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Practical Hints For Giving An Oral Presentation - employ these suggestions for an oral presentation
  6. Public Speaking Skills - slide show with helpful tips
Organize a series of note cards in the most effective order for an oral presentation.
SPI 3002.2.6
  1. An Introduction to Research - research a famous historical person using three sources of information (book, encyclopedia, and Internet); handouts and resources available for printing. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Fact Fragment Frenzy - interactive tool that models finding facts in nonfiction text This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. How to Take Research Notes - tips and techniques from eHow
  4. Making Note Cards - visual example of how to make a note card
  5. Making Source Cards - examples citing from books and magazines
  6. Note-take effectively - things to keep in mind while taking notes [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  7. Note Taking - transfer information from highlighted articles to note cards A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Note-Taking - rules for note-taking
  9. Note-taking - Note-taking is considered by some to be the heart of the research process. There are many ways in which this can be done
  10. Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. On Taking Notes While Reading - collect, organize, and store information that is relevant to your essay or research project.
  12. Online Citation Wizard - CSE style only
  13. Ready Reference and Library-Related Resources - from Kathy Schrock's site
  14. Reference Search - search engine with many reference sources to select from.
  15. Reference Search Quiz - Read each question. Choose the best answer by clicking in the circle. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  16. Referencing Guidelines - Referencing is a standardized method of acknowledging the sources of information and ideas you have used in any written work; examples of various types given.
  17. Research Note Cards - 10 Tips for Taking Notes
  18. Study Skills-Taking notes - Taking notes helps make your learning active. [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  19. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Taking notes from a textbook - suggestions for taking notes from texts
Select the most appropriate strategies for participating productively in a team.
SPI 3002.2.7
  1. 7 Essential Skills for Teamwork - use to observe how well a team is working together
  2. Cooperative Group Role Cards - defines responsibilities - gives examples of roles of each member An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  3. Cooperative Learning - strategies and activities to use in class
  4. Cooperative Project Evaluation- use this template for self evaluation [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  5. Group Roles - definitions of various roles of a group.
  6. Poetry Co-op - lesson plan - cooperative learning groups and poetry A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Roles in cooperative learning - very good explanation of roles of students and teacher [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  8. Teamwork - lesson plan - how to work in teams A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Traits Needed for Effective Group Process - lesson plan - Cooperative learning requires more than just cognitive skills. It also requires specific character traits A lesson plan can be found at this site

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