Communication in Person & Online

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PARTICIPATION

Limited participation in discussions.

Participation in discussions do not vary with various partners. Will participate in discussion, but will answer the questions broadly and not make use of the entire time allotted.

Participates in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners. Uses time given to elaborate to discuss.

Initiates and participates effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners. Maximizes the time given to elaborate on discussion.

PREPAREDNESS

REFER BACK TO TEXT/SOURCES

Does not come to discussions prepared. As a result, fails to support statements with evidence from texts and other research.

Limited preparation and inability to support statements with evidence from texts and other research reflects lack of preparation.

Comes to discussions prepared, having read and researched material. Draws on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic.

Comes to discussions prepared with a unique perspective, having read and researched material; explicitly draws on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic. 

ENGAGEMENT

Few attempts to ask questions or build on ideas shared.

Answers questions with one word answers, and struggles to keep conversation going.

Limited attempts to ask questions, build on ideas shared, or invite quieter voices into the conversation.

Hesitant to respond to other perspectives and fails to summarize points or make connections.

Attempts to drive conversations forward by asking questions, building on ideas shared, and inviting quieter voices into the conversation.

Responds to diverse perspectives, summarizes points, and makes connections.

Propels conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate to the current discussion. (Adds depth by providing a new, unique perspective to the discussion.)

Responds thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarizes points of agreement and disagreement, and makes new connections. Leans in and actively listens.

ONLINE ETIQUETTE

Frequently violates the “dos and don’ts of online communication.”

Occasionally violates the “dos and don’ts of online communication.”

Respects the “dos and don’ts for online communication.”

Does an exemplary job following the “dos and don’ts for online communication.”Including addressing responses to people by name, layering constructive criticism with positive feedback and bringing in additional sources support ideas.