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Lesson Title Listening and Speaking Skills: The Wisdom of a Third Grade Dropout
Unit Title Goal Achievement
NRS Level Level 3;  Level 4; 
Length of Lesson 60 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will practice active listening skills and participate in small group and whole class discussion of a speech and the transcript of that speech. These listening and speaking skills are necessary for success in most jobs.




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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to listen to select the most important parts from a speech and participate effectively in a discussion of the implications of the speaker’s main points. Students will select the most important points in the speech, read the speech with a small group, create two discussion questions, discuss their questions with their small groups, and then discuss teacher and student-generated questions in whole class Socratic seminar.

Student Target

I can listen in order to select the most important information from a speech and effectively discuss that information with others.


CCR Standards
Speaking and Listening
  • 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.

  • Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Speaking and Listening Anchor 1: Level D
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. 

     a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

    b. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

    c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

    d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

Speaking and Listening Anchor 3: Level C
  • Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
KYAE Employability Standards