WA.1. Communication: The student uses listening and observation skills and strategies to gain understanding.
1.1. Uses listening and observation skills and strategies to focus attention and interpret information.
1.1.2. Applies a variety of listening and observation skills/strategies to interpret information.
1.1.2.a. Monitors and adjusts strategies to interpret information (e.g., attends and listens carefully; elaborates; paraphrases information; makes connections both within and beyond presentation; processes information and ideas by drawing pictures, using graphic organizers, and taking notes).
WA.2. Communication: The student uses communication skills and strategies to interact/work effectively with others.
2.1. Uses language to interact effectively and responsibly in a multicultural context.
2.1.1. Analyzes the needs of the audience, situation, and setting to adjust language.
2.1.1.d. Adjusts language register to the situation (e.g., classroom, school office, counselor, mock job interview).
2.2. Uses interpersonal skills and strategies in a multicultural context to work collaboratively, solve problems, and perform tasks.
2.2.1. Uses communication skills that demonstrate respect.
2.2.1.b. Responds to indirect and direct indication that others need clarification (e.g., reads possible confusion on someone's face and clarifies by asking a question; responds to someone's request for examples and or elaboration).
2.3. Uses skills and strategies to communicate interculturally.
2.3.2. Applies intercultural communication strategies.
2.3.2.a. Uses knowledge of factors that may cause misunderstanding among cultures to communicate interculturally (e.g., mismatched expectations: linear versus circular conversation styles, speaking time, eye contact, body language, expectation of sequence for taking turns, oral cultural styles).
WA.3. Communication: The student uses communication skills and strategies to effectively present ideas and one's self in a variety of situations.
3.1. Uses knowledge of topic/theme, audience, and purpose to plan presentations.
3.1.1. Applies skills to plan and organize effective oral communication and presentation.
3.1.1.a. Determines the topic and the audience and selects a purpose (e.g., skit, demonstration, speech, pantomime).
3.1.1.d. Uses techniques to enhance the message (e.g., imagery, direct audience appeal, rhetorical questions, and anecdotes).
3.3. Uses effective delivery.
3.3.1. Applies skills and strategies for the delivery of effective oral communication and presentations.
3.3.1.b. Speaks with expression using purposeful volume, articulation, and pace/rate.
3.3.1.c. Uses posture, body language, and gestures to heighten and emphasize message.
3.3.1.d. Matches verbal and nonverbal messages.
3.3.1.f. Uses appropriate language registers (e.g., formal versus informal).