Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 11-12 Language standards 1 and 3here for specific expectations.)
Give a formal presentation that exhibits a logical structure, smooth transitions, accurate
evidence, well-chosen details, and rhetorical devices and that employs eye contact,
speaking rate such as pauses for effect, volume, enunciation, purposeful gestures, and
conventions of language to communicate ideas effectively
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.