Week 23 -- "Be Clear When Communicating" -- Grade 10

Week 23 -- "Be Clear When Communicating" -- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson: Be Clear When Communicating

Brief Summary: This lesson defines what it means to communicate both clearly and concisely.   Students will be able to recognize ways to improve their communication skills.  Teens are often asked to communicate clearly and concisely within their writing for school projects, papers, assignments,  correspondence with a teacher, friend or boss, on social media and in the work place.  Being able to communicate both verbally and in written format iis important. 

Students will learn ways to improve communication in their social lives.  They will recognize the impact clear communication has in school, work and at home. 

Shared vocabulary:

  • Concise-Concise means speech or writing that uses few words to say much.
  • Clear- easy to perceive, understand or interpret
  • Verbal-in the form of spoken words; oral communication
  • Non-verbal- gestures, facial expressions, tone of voice, eye contact (or lack thereof), body language, posture, written and other ways people can communicate without using language

Key Takeaways:

  • It is always good to make sure others understand exactly what you are communicating. 

  • Being able to communicate, both verbally and in written format, is important.  
  • Start with the main idea first when communicating.
  • Check for understanding with your audience.

Continue the Conversation:

  • Have you ever misinterpreted a main idea?
  • Give an example of how you need to improve communication.
  • Tell about a time you struggled with communication.  What could you have done differently?

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