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Nonverbal Communication: Reading Body Language

Lesson Plan Type Standard
Estimated Time 1 day
Grade 9th-12th Grades
Author Stacy Thomas-McGee

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Professional Communications TEKS

(11) The student develops an understanding of professional communications through exploration of the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster.  The student is expected to:

(B) demonstrate knowledge of the communication process, including characteristics of oral language, types and effects of nonverbal communication, effective nonverbal strategies such as a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and appropriate use of space and distance.


Debate TEKS

(9) Delivery.  The student uses effective communication skills in debating.  The student is expected to:

(B) use effective nonverbal communication in argumentation and debate.


Oral Interpretation TEKS

(6) Interpretation.  The student applies research and analysis to make appropriate performance choices.  The student is expected to:

(B) justify strategies for the use of focus, gesture, and movement.