Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriately

Elaborations

  • discussing appropriate conventions to use in group discussions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring ways to comment on what others say, including using sentence starters such as ‘I like the way you…’, ‘I agree that …’, ‘I have a different thought…’, ‘I’d like to say something different…’ (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • participating in pair, group and class speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, class discussions and presentations (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • demonstrating appropriate listening behaviour, responding to and paraphrasing a partner’s contribution to a discussion, such as think/pair/share activities (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • asking relevant questions and making connections with personal experiences and the contributions of others (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • brainstorming topics, contributing ideas and acknowledging the ideas of others (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • speaking clearly and with appropriate intonation (Skills: Literacy)
  • understanding how to disagree with a point of view or offer an alternative idea courteously (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • experimenting with presentation strategies such as pitch, volume and intonation (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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