Common Core State Standards: Speaking & Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

SL1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

SL2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.


Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

SL4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

SL5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

SL6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.


© 2010 Common Core State Standards, published by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.