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Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard # 2

On behalf of the CCESA, this month’s NEAZRC Anchor Standard Challenge focuses on Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard # 2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. At first blush, this standard doesn’t seem to have much to do with speaking, and the only mention it makes of listening is the word “orally.”

On behalf of the CCESA, this month’s NEAZRC Anchor Standard Challenge focuses on Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard # 2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. At first blush, this standard doesn’t seem to have much to do with speaking, and the only mention it makes of listening is the word “orally.”  

To learn more about this anchor standard please click on the attachment.

However, after doing a bit more searching and tapping into the research of several ELA experts, one can sum up Speaking and Listening anchor standard #2 with……….How do our students overcome information overload?

The 21st century presents the students with increasing amounts of information. Speaking and Listening Standard #2  calls students to the task of dealing with it in collaboration with others.

Grapple with info overload

  • How do we make sense of the myriad sources of information that we take in each day?
  • How do we differentiate and evaluate this information?
  • How do we make order of this info?
  • Most importantly, how do we use this information to make good decisions and solve real problems?

Make informed decisions / solve problems

This is the final goal of Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard #2 — using the terabytes of information available to us for the sake of making good decisions. And this is where the speaking and listening come in:

  • How do we talk about so much information?
  • How do we handle situations where my evaluation of an information source differs from a peers?
  • How do we work together to use varied information sources to solve problems that don’t seem solvable?

By: David Stuart Jr. http://www.davestuartjr.com/the-ccr-anchor-standards-in-speaking-and-listening/

Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard # 2

Over the last year, the CCESA Office of Innovation and Development has highlighted all ten of the Anchor Standards for Reading and Writing.   If you would like to review these 1 page newsletters please visit our  website.   http://ccesa.az.gov/innovation-development/resources/ccesa-anchor-standard-challenge/

What can you do? After examining the K-12 Anchor Standard of the week…  Investigate what that standard means at your students’ grade level/content area.  Why is it important that your grade level/content area teach the standard?  What does the standard look like at the grade level below and above? What does this standard mean for my instructional and assessment practices?