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Topic: Communication in groups 

Working With Others

 Standard 1.  Contributes to the overall effort of a group
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Participates in a variety of group and individual activities, tasks, and play
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Participates in group activities
     2.Participates in individual play activities
     3.Initiates play with others
     4.Demonstrates group entry and exit skills
   Benchmark 2.Cooperates with others in play and group activities
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Progresses from solitary play to parallel, associative, and cooperative play
     2.Takes turns when interacting with others
     3.Shares with others
  Level IV (Grade K-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the behaviors and skills that contribute to team effectiveness
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the behaviors that contribute to team effectiveness
     2.Knows the skills that contribute to team effectiveness
   Benchmark 2.Works cooperatively within a group to complete tasks, achieve goals, and solve problems
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Works cooperatively within a group to complete tasks
     2.Works cooperatively within a group to achieve goals
     3.Works cooperatively within a group to solve problems
   Benchmark 9.Contributes to the development of a supportive climate in groups
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the characteristics of a supportive group climate
     2.Works to ensure a supportive group climate
   Benchmark 10.Actively listens to the ideas of others and asks clarifying questions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Actively listens to the ideas of others
     2.Demonstrates active listening by asking clarifying questions
   Benchmark 12.Uses appropriate strategies when making requests of other people
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Keeps requests simple
     2.Makes requests specific
     3.Does not blame
 Standard 2.  Uses conflict-resolution techniques
  Level IV (Grade K-12)
   Benchmark 1.Communicates ideas in a manner that does not irritate others
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Communicates ideas clearly
     2.Monitors the responses of others to one’s manner of communication
 Standard 4.  Displays effective interpersonal communication skills
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 4.Converses with others using appropriate conversation techniques (e.g., taking turns speaking, listening actively, contributing ideas)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Converses with other peers and adults
     2.Takes turn speaking in conversations
     3.Listens actively in conversations
     4.Contributes ideas in conversations