Academic Standard: Component

Participate productively in self-directed work teams for a particular purpose (e.g., to interpret literature, solve a problem, make a decision) by adhering to the list below. Behavior of Individuals within the Group - Paraphrase all points of essential information from the input of others, emphasizing points of agreement and points of disagreement. - Contribute relevant and appropriate information and ideas that move the team towards its goal. - Ask relevant, focused questions. - Gain the floor in orderly, respectful ways and listen with civility to the ideas of others. Goals and Aims of the Group - Understand the purpose for working as a team and work according to that purpose. - Articulate the goals for the team work, based on general task assigned. - Identify the needs of the team and share various resources to respond to those needs. Group Dynamics and Roles - Assign roles and responsibilities for team members based on an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and the dynamics of the team, identify task(s) needed to meet goal and purpose, distinguish between tasks that are best completed as a team vs. tasks best completed individually, and set deadlines for completing each task. - Establish clear group agreements and ensure appropriate individual contributions are respected by the team. - Set the ground rules for decision making, either by reaching consensus, following the majority, or some other method.
Tennessee Diploma Project
English Language Arts
Component — Check For Understanding
CFU 3001.2.16
Grade range: 
Strand = Speaking