Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)
CO.8.1. Oral Expression and Listening
8.1.1. Communication skills and interviewing techniques are required to gather information and to develop and deliver oral presentations. Students can:
8.1.1.a. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. (CCSS: SL.8.1)
8.1.1.a.i. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion. (CCSS: SL.8.1a)
8.1.1.a.ii. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed. (CCSS: SL.8.1b)
8.1.1.a.iii. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas. (CCSS: SL.8.1c)
8.1.1.a.iv. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented. (CCSS: SL.8.1d)
8.1.1.a.v. Identify a central idea and prepare and ask relevant interview questions for researching and developing ideas further.
8.1.1.a.vi. Evaluate the effectiveness of the techniques used and information gained from the interview.