Common Core Standards: ELA
ELA: KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 12
LITERACY: GRADES 6 - 12
Speaking and Listening SL.9-10.2
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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Teaching Guides Using this Standard
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- A Raisin in the Sun Teacher Pass
- A Rose For Emily Teacher Pass
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- Antigone Teacher Pass
- Beowulf Teacher Pass
- Brave New World Teacher Pass
- Death of a Salesman Teacher Pass
- Fahrenheit 451 Teacher Pass
- Fences Teacher Pass
- Frankenstein Teacher Pass
- Grapes Of Wrath Teacher Pass
- Great Expectations Teacher Pass
- Hamlet Teacher Pass
- Heart of Darkness Teacher Pass
- Julius Caesar Teacher Pass
- Lord of the Flies Teacher Pass
- Macbeth Teacher Pass
- Moby Dick Teacher Pass
- Of Mice and Men Teacher Pass
- Romeo and Juliet Teacher Pass
- Sula Teacher Pass
- The Aeneid Teacher Pass
- The As I Lay Dying Teacher Pass
- The Bluest Eye Teacher Pass
- The Canterbury Tales General Prologue Teacher Pass
- The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale Teacher Pass
- The Cask of Amontillado Teacher Pass
- The Catch-22 Teacher Pass
- The Catcher in the Rye Teacher Pass
- The Crucible Teacher Pass
- The Great Gatsby Teacher Pass
- The House on Mango Street Teacher Pass
- The Metamorphosis Teacher Pass
- The Odyssey Teacher Pass
- The Old Man and the Sea Teacher Pass
- The Scarlet Letter Teacher Pass
- The Tell-Tale Heart Teacher Pass
- Their Eyes Were Watching God Teacher Pass
- Things Fall Apart Teacher Pass
- To Kill a Mockingbird Teacher Pass
- Twilight Teacher Pass
- Wuthering Heights Teacher Pass
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.
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