If you read this blog regularly, you know that I'm passionate about preparing students for LIFE, not tests. That's why I was really excited when speaking and listening were identified as subsets of the Common Core State Standards. Speaking and listening are two of the most vital skills we can use in our lives.
Because I'm so passionate about the need for effective speaking and listening in today's digital age, I put together a series of instructional frameworks that you can use with your students. You can check out a sample here.
If you'd like all of the samples, you can check out my new book. Titled Teaching the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards: Strategies and Digital Tools, it gives you both the philosophy and practical steps needed for classroom success.