Monthly Archives: May 2012

Teaching students about speaking (reprint)

Teaching Students About Speaking Erik Palmer Common Core State Standards are part of many of our lives now—or soon will be. One of the standards that doesn’t get a lot of attention is the Speaking and Listening standard. Although all … Continue reading

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Evaluating speaking (reprint from Middle Level Insider)

March 2012 Evaluating Students’ Speaking Skills Erik Palmer No two people have the same perspective about what constitutes an effective speaker. So, how can teachers fairly assess student speaking skills as they prepare for the Common Core State Standards? As … Continue reading

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Well Spoken

Well Spoken Nobody exactly knows.  I mean, we all have some ideas, but no one knows for sure what is really involved.  This is what I find out when I ask teachers, “What are the skills involved in effective oral … Continue reading

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