• Speaking, Listening & Language Considerations

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    A District 47 ELA classroom is a place where a great deal of conversation, collaboration, and consideration takes place. Students at all grade levels will be coached as they work with other students to solve problems, create new products, and nurture meaningful partnerships. During these experiences, teachers will help students:


    • Communicate effectively with one another in verbal and nonverbal ways;
    • Develop active listening skills;
    • Create presentations that are balanced, appropriate, and focused;
    • Fine-tune their conventional English and grammar skills in written and non-written form;
    • Own their thoughts in a confident manner;
    • Provide feedback to other students in ways that are impactful and respectful;
    • Succeed through difficult situations.