Common Core Standards: ELA
SL.9-10.2. Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
In addition to being able to read and understand information in writing, students need to be able to understand visual information, like pictures, charts, and graphs; quantitative information, like statistics and tables; and oral information, like spoken instructions or speeches. After all, studies show that 99 percent of all college classes and entry-level jobs use visual, quantitative, and oral communications, even if 62 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
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Sample Activities for Use in Class
1. Do What Now?
Put the following definitions on the board or on handouts where students can see them:
Visual: Data presented so you can see it.
Quantitative: Data presented in numbers.
Oral: Data presented by speaking.
In small groups, have students create seven to ten flashcards. Each card should have either the word “visual,” “quantitative,” or “oral” on one side, and on the other side, an example of a way to present that information. For instance, “visual” might refer to a map or chart; “quantitative” might refer to a chart or equation, and “oral” might refer to a speech or song.
Once students have finished creating the notecards described above, have them trade cards with another group. Students should then read through the cards from the other group, keeping track individually of how many categories they were able to guess correctly. Cards should be read example-side up; for instance, a card that says “animation” should be read with this side up, with “visual” on the back. Students should not read the back of the card until everyone in the group has had a chance to guess at the answer.