- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (December 20, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416617566
- ISBN-13: 978-1416617563
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #724,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking
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With the Common Core State Standards emphasizing listening and speaking across the curriculum, these long-neglected language arts are regaining a place in schools. For teachers, this means reexamining practices and rethinking expectations. How much do we know about teaching listening and speaking as the complex communication skills they are? How do we teach students to discuss appropriately, integrate and understand the mountains of information they receive, and express themselves clearly and effectively?
In this lively and practical book, 20-year teaching veteran Erik Palmer presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening but focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom. Here, you'll get concrete guidance for teaching and assessing
* Collaborative discussion
* Listening and media literacy
* Questioning and reasoning
* Speech presentation
* Effective multimedia use
* Adapting speech to different content and tasks
With due respect to reading and writing, we do most of our communicating in the classroom and in life through listening and speaking. Filled with examples and specific activities targeted to variety of subjects and grade levels, this book is an essential resource for all teachers interested in helping students acquire core skills that cross the content areas and support long-term success.
About the Author
Erik Palmer is an educational consultant from Denver, Colorado. He is a frequent presenter at national, regional, and state conferences. He has given keynotes and led workshops for districts across the US and schools around the world. Palmer focuses on two topics: improving oral communication (student and adult) and updating instruction.
He is the author of five books: Well-Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students (Stenhouse Publishers, 2011); Digitally Speaking: How to Improve Student Presentations with Technology (Stenhouse Publishers, 2012); Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking (ASCD, 2014); Researching in a Digital World (ASCD, 2015); and Good Thinking:Teaching Argument, Persuasion, and Reasoning (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016).
Palmer is a program consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt contributing to their Collections and Journeys language arts programs.
Top customer reviews
I am very critical and extremely passionate about education and improving the quality of education for all children. I read books about education nonstop with mixed feelings. The majority of education books include fluffy theory that sounds good on paper, but is nearly impossible to implement in the classroom. This book is not one of those! This book is one that should help to transform education into a more relevant and engaging practice that truly prepares our students for the real world.
In this book, Erik Palmer makes two things very clear:
1. Speaking & Listening are very important skills that are critical for success in the exponentially changing real-world.
2. Speaking & Listening are skills that are often taken for granted and are, therefore, neglected to be taught in schools.
This book is full of current real-world examples of the types of speaking and listening skills that must be taught to students. It also offers easy-to-implement ways in which teachers can include this instruction in the classroom. The book constantly links these skills to real-world scenarios including collaboration, multimedia, and questioning/reasoning. This is refreshing because current relevance is something that is needed to help engage students.
This book should be mandatory reading for all educators. It is the type of book that as an educator and parent I look at and say "YES!". If you truly want to prepare children, or yourself, for the 21st Century Skills necessary for success, this book will not disappoint.