Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking--oral language. The student develops oral language through listening, speaking, and
discussion. The student is expected to:
(A) listen actively to interpret a message and ask clarifying questions that build on others' ideas;
(B) follow and give complex oral instructions to perform specific tasks, answer questions, or solve problems;
(C) present a critique of a literary work, film, or dramatic production, employing eye contact, speaking rate, volume, enunciation, a variety of natural gestures, and conventions of language to communicate ideas effectively; and
(D) engage in meaningful discourse and provide and accept constructive feedback from others.