Present information orally, with a logical organization, coherent focus, and credible evidence while employing effective rhetorical devices where appropriate.
: At this grade level, the emphasis is on the content, but students are still expected to follow earlier expectations: appropriate volume, pronunciation, and pacing. Students will be using rhetorical devices
as introduced in the 11th grade benchmark. Added to this grade level is a responsiveness to the needs of the audience and adapting to audience response. Students will read the nonverbal cues of the audience to do this. Students first learned nonverbal cues in elementary for this benchmark.
Clarification 2: For further guidance, see the Secondary Oral Communication Rubric.