Texas TEKS Standards
TX.110.20. English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 8
(8.28) Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to participate productively in discussions, plan agendas with clear goals and deadlines, set time limits for speakers, take notes, and vote on key issues.
TX.110.26. English Language Arts and Reading, Speech (Elective Credit) 2009-2010
(S.4) Informing. The student expresses and responds appropriately to informative messages. The student is expected to:
S.4 (C) Use appropriate verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills in interviews.
S.4 (E) Plan and present an informative group discussion for an audience.
S.4 (K) Develop and use communication skills needed for academic achievement such as participating appropriately in class discussions, using active and critical-listening skills, and taking accurate notes.
(S.5) Persuading. The student expresses and responds appropriately to persuasive messages. The student is expected to:
S.5 (D) Demonstrate persuasive skills in informal or formal argumentation, discussions, or debates.