“Our teachers absolutely love teaching PVLEGS to their 1st – 4th graders! We now use the PVLEGS oral communication rubric to help evaluate students in this area. We have seen marked improvement in our 2nd graders’ oral communication skills; specifically those that were exposed to the use of PVLEGS in 1st grade the year before…”
How do we respond to the demands for more emphasis on teaching these topics? How many teachers feel competent teaching these skills?
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This talk explains the basics and suggests practical ways to teach students to build effective arguments. Move beyond discussions, essays, and speeches that spout opinions, and show students how to powerfully communicate their positions.