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We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Listening and Speaking Skills
- Speaks clearly and fluently
- Able to retain audience interest
- Formulates and poses questions readily
- Participates in group listening and speaking activities
- Shows courtesy toward others
- Is aware of and attempts to use and interpret non-verbal communication
- Communicates through speech
- Uses listening and speaking to:
· express ideas, feelings, observations, and opinions
· to amuse and entertain
· to explore and maintain relationships
· request and give information
· to direct or command
· to describe, to make comparisons
· to clarify
· to evaluate
- Can build on the ideas of others
- Listens to the ideas of others
- Is confident when using new words
- Uses voice appropriately to audience in terms of pitch, volume and intonation
- Listens actively and creatively
- Can follow detailed verbal instructions and directions
Is confident when speaking
- Shows respect for the language and ideas of others
This checklist is taken from Chapter 9 Checklists in Getting Started with Hoemschooling Practical Considerations by Beverley Paine.
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