Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.LA 8.3. Speaking and Listening: Students will develop and apply speaking and listening skills and strategies to communicate for a variety of purposes.
LA 8.3.1. Speaking: Students will develop, apply, and refine speaking skills and strategies to communicate key ideas in a variety of situations.
LA 8.3.1.a. Communicate ideas and information in a clear and concise manner suited to the purpose, setting, and audience (formal voice or informal voice), using appropriate word choice, grammar, and sentence structure.
LA 8.3.1.b. Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques (e.g., appropriate eye contact, pacing, nonverbal cues, word choice) for a variety of purposes and situations, including interpreting text.
LA 8.3.1.d. Convey a perspective with clear reasoning and valid evidence.
LA 8.3.1.e. Ask pertinent questions to acquire or confirm information.
LA 8.3.2. Listening: Students will develop and demonstrate active listening skills across a variety of situations.
LA 8.3.2.a. Utilize active and attentive listening skills (e.g., eye contact, nonverbal cues, taking notes, summarizing, questioning) for multiple situations and modalities.
LA 8.3.3. Reciprocal Communication: Students will develop, apply, and adapt reciprocal communication skills.
LA 8.3.3.c. Apply conversation strategies to recognize, consider, and explain new information presented by others in relationship to one's own ideas.
LA 8.3.3.d. Listen, ask probing questions, and interpret information being communicated and consider its contribution to a topic, text, or issue under study.
LA 8.3.3.e. Collaboratively converse with peers and adults on grade-appropriate topics and texts, building on others' ideas to clearly and persuasively express one's own views while respecting diverse perspectives.