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High School (ELA-JN) Journalism

(SL) Speaking and Listening Strand

ELA-JN.SL.01 - Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on various topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


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  • SL.01.a - Collaborate efficiently and effectively by using professional communication and exemplyfiying job success skills (e.g. good intrapersonal and human relationship skills, ability to work as a team, modeling leadership, etc.) (21 Century).
  • SL.01.b - Use conflict resolution, problem-solving, reasoning and negotiation skills (21 Century Skill).
  • SL.01.c - Present to community members and business professionals the importance of supporting student journalism (e.g. fundraising presentations, events, distribution, etc.)
  • SL.01.d - Participate in critiques by giving specific and appropriate feedback.
  • SL.01.e - Collaborate in student leadership positions to decide publication content and class expectations based on professional, journalistic standards, responsibilities, and ethics. Students understand media's role in a democracy, set and assess goals, and embrace civic engagement.
  • SL.01.f - Conduct interviews by effectively communicating interview purpose, meeting place and time, asking specific and intriguing questions, and engaging interviewee in in-depth conversation.

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