Discourse and Presentation

The Discourse and Presentation Standards focus on fostering students' understanding and working knowledge to prepare and present knowledge and ideas effectively through findings and supporting evidence appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. These standards promote strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data, develop appropriate linguistic register for both presenting and to analyze other presenters' point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. They also include preparation for and participation in a range of conversations and collaborations with different audiences.

For instruction each year to help ensure students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications, students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year's grade-level standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

Comprehension and Collaboration

Students will be able to:

  1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and signing.
  3. Evaluate a signer's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Students will be able to:

  1. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that viewers can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  2. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
  3. Adapt sign to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal ASL when indicated or appropriate.
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