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Power Up, Speak Out! meets National Common Core Standards and ASCA1 National Standards

National Common Core Standards

Power Up, Speak Out! meets the following National Common Core Standards for Education:

7th Grade

Speaking and Listening: 

7.SL.1c Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as  needed.

7.SL.1d Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify  their own views.

Reading Literature

7.RL. 3. Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting  shapes the characters or plot).

CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions  drawn from the text.

CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCRA. R.3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over  the course of a text.

CCRA.R.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices  shape meaning or tone.

8th Grade

Speaking and Listening:  

8.SL.1.c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’  questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

8.SL.1d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify  or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

Reading Literature:

8.RL.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including  figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

RA.R.2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

CCRA.R.3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the  course of a text.

CCRA.R.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices  shape meaning or tone.

ASCA1 National Standards

Power Up, Speak Out! meets the following American School Counselor Association National Standards:

Personal/social Development 

Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal  skills to help them understand and respect self and others. 

PS:A1Acquire Self-knowledge 

PS:A1.6 Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior PS:A1.7 Recognize personal boundaries, rights and privacy needs PS:A1.9 Demonstrate cooperative behavior in groups 

PS:A2Acquire Interpersonal Skills 

PS:A2.1 Recognize that everyone has rights and responsibilities PS:A2.2 Respect alternative points of view 

PS:A2.3 Recognize, accept, respect and appreciate individual differences PS:A2.4 Recognize, accept and appreciate ethnic and cultural diversity PS:A2.5 Recognize and respect differences in various family configurations 

PS:A2.7 Know that communication involves speaking, listening and non verbal behavior 

PS:A2.8 Learn how to make and keep friends 

Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to  achieve goals. 

PS:B1Self-knowledge Application 

PS:B1.1 Know when peer pressure is influencing a decision 

Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills. 

PS:C1Acquire Personal Safety Skills 

PS:C1.3 Learn about the differences between appropriate and inappropriate physical contact 

PS:C1.4 Demonstrate the ability to set boundaries, rights and personal privacy PS:C1.6 Identify resource people in the school and community, and know how  to seek their help 

1.   American School Counselor Association (2004). ASCA National Standards for  Students. Alexandria, VA: Author.

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