Standard 2: Communicating Orally

General Information
Number: ELA.11.C.2
Title: Communicating Orally
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 11
Strand: Communication

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Access Points

Present information, with a logical organization, coherent focus and credible evidence, while employing effective rhetorical devices where appropriate, using the student’s mode of communication with guidance and support.

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