Communications

The Fundamentals of Communication for South Carolina ELA Standards:

  • Employ a reciprocal communication process that includes planning, drafting, revising, editing, reviewing, presenting, and reflecting.
  • Communicate using style, language, and nonverbal cues appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Use active and attentive communication skills, building on other’s ideas to explore, learn, enjoy, argue, and exchange information.
  • Monitor delivery and reception throughout the communication process and adjust approach and strategies as needed.
  • Adjust speech, using standard English when indicated or appropriate, in a variety of contexts and tasks for presenting or participating in the social exchange of ideas.
  • Acquire vocabulary from multiple forms of communication; use newly acquired vocabulary to appropriately communicate in a variety of situations and contexts. 
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The Fundamentals of Communication for South Carolina ELA Standards:

  • Employ a reciprocal communication process that includes planning, drafting, revising, editing, reviewing, presenting, and reflecting.
  • Communicate using style, language, and nonverbal cues appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Use active and attentive communication skills, building on other’s ideas to explore, learn, enjoy, argue, and exchange information.
  • Monitor delivery and reception throughout the communication process and adjust approach and strategies as needed.
  • Adjust speech, using standard English when indicated or appropriate, in a variety of contexts and tasks for presenting or participating in the social exchange of ideas.
  • Acquire vocabulary from multiple forms of communication; use newly acquired vocabulary to appropriately communicate in a variety of situations and contexts. 
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The students will be able to create a how-to book on something they know how to do well. They will be able to choose a topic from a list of ideas they generated themselves.

Darion McCloud | Baker's Dozen
Darion McCloud | Baker's Dozen

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Darion McCloud has also worked in South Carolina in the children’s section of a public library. He is a storyteller and also an artist who does paintings and drawings. He has always been interested in...
Anne Pellowski | Baker's Dozen
Anne Pellowski | Baker's Dozen

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Anne Pellowski is a former storytelling specialist at the New York Public Library and founder and former director or the Information Center on Children’s Cultures of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. She...
Lyn Z. Mueller | Baker's Dozen
Lyn Z. Mueller | Baker's Dozen

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Michael Leonard | Baker's Dozen
Michael Leonard | Baker's Dozen

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Hannah L. Baker | Baker's Dozen
Hannah L. Baker | Baker's Dozen

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Ann Grifalconi | Baker's Dozen
Ann Grifalconi | Baker's Dozen

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Ann Grifalconi is an author and illustrator from New York City. She specializes in presenting realistic characters from other cultures. Her book, The Village of Round and Square Houses, is a Caldecott...
Pat Feehan | Baker's Dozen
Pat Feehan | Baker's Dozen

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Pat Feehan, a professor of Library Science, is a storyteller who takes ideas and brings them to life in a story. How do you begin to tell a story? “Once upon a time” and “in the beginning” are ways...