Standard 2: Communicating Orally

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Number: ELA.12.C.2
Title: Communicating Orally
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 12
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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Debating Daily Health Habits:

Using the case study, "Hoops Vs. Habits," students will be assigned to an opposing or supporting view when considering lifestyle factors in formal medical and/or fitness examinations and assessments. Students will be responsible for recognizing/identifying and noting signs, symptoms, and other health related habits presented in the case study. Once students have completed their intake form, their team (Hoops= Against, Habits= Supporting) will have to construct an argument supporting their viewpoint of lifestyle habits being considered during formal medical assessments.

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Someone is Always Watching You:

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Privacy: A Matter of National Security?:

In this lesson, students will embark upon a journey of espionage and inquire how the rights of one can become a barrier for the greater good of a nation. This is the first lesson in a three-part unit evaluating the concept of privacy, surveillance, and technology. After learning briefly about former NSA agent Edward Snowden, students will research to find more information on Snowden’s actions and surrounding events. activity will require students to use textual support, reasoning and relevancy of the text, and analyze an author's claims. Students will synthesize the arguments, information, and claims within the text to participate in a class debate on whether Snowden is should be celebrated or considered a traitor.

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Best Communication Outcome Debate:

Using the case study, “Intern Me?”, students will work in a group to discuss the best communication outcome to avoid David and Dr. Mary’s project being delayed in the case study. The class will then debate on which is the best group outcome presented. Students will also need to determine why job knowledge is required for some businesses.

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Conducting an Action Analysis for Critical Thinking Discussion:

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Creating Tables:

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Essential Liberty v. Temporary Safety:

In this lesson, students will explore the concepts of individual rights and freedoms as opposed to the good of society using currently relevant topics. Students will participate in small-group and teacher-led discussions, research, collaboration, and debate to gain understanding and to present their findings and conclusions, supported by evidence, about the issues and implications of their assigned topics. Supporting materials will enable the teacher to guide students to consider, explore, and respond to the guiding question of whether it"s appropriate in a democratic society to give up essential liberties for temporary safety.

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Ethics in the Workplace:

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Fundraising Activity:

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Getting Noticed in the Workplace:

Using the case study, “Getting Noticed in the Workplace,” students will evaluate performance behaviors and work ethics of employees and discuss how learning experiences in the workplace can lead to upward mobility for one’s career path. 

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How to Address a Data Breach:

Students will read the case study, “Digital Literacy in the Workplace,” and locate sample online employee handbooks from technology companies to determine a possible solution for the case study. In small groups, students will discuss the importance of employee handbooks and training, and they will deliver a presentation on their solutions to the class in this integrated lesson plan.

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How to Keep Protected Health Information Safe:

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Lack of Safety Demonstration:

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Marketing Mix: Product Development:

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Professionalism in the Workplace: A Training Guide:

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Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance:

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Senior Prom:

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Sharing Meal Planning and Budgeting Strategies With Families:

Using the case study, “Dining Out Dilemma: How to Meal Plan and Budget for Busy Families,” students will create a presentation that outlines meal planning, budgeting and comparative shopping strategies and tools, that families can use to save money.

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Should the Business Expand?:

Using the case study, "Should the business expand?," students will prepare a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement using the indirect method with current information and forecast information to decide whether it’s appropriate to move forward with the business expansion.

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The Importance of Customer Service:

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To Sue or Not to Sue?:

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Using Elements in Web Design:

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