Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.


  • discussion
  • listen
  • presentation

  • question
  • speak
  • visual display

  • Students must have ample opportunities to take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations—as part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner. Being productive members of these conversations requires that students contribute information, respond to others, and analyze ideas.
  • New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication.
  • Digital texts confront students with the potential for continually updated content and dynamically changing combinations of words, graphics, images, and embedded video and audio.
  • Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

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  • Can students participate in an earnest conversation and share information with others?
  • Do students pay attention to others and make an effort to respond to the presentation of knowledge?
  • Can students express ideas and add visual displays to clarify ideas, thoughts, or feelings?
  • Do I model the use of visual displays to clarify ideas during shared reading or writing activities and then encourage students to use drawings or other visual displays as appropriate?

Go to SL.K.5 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to SL.2.5 to see the progression of related skills.