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This guide was revised in 2003, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency Division of Curriculum and Professional Development.

This guide focuses on teaching secondary students effective communication skills in both professional and social situations.

It includes four sections of materials for workshop presenters:

  1. Speaker’s notes and activities to accompany the overhead transparencies;
  2. Presentation slides, which present key points and activities for the workshop;
  3. Informational and notetaking handouts for participants, which expand on ideas presented in the presentation slides; and
  4. A list of relevant references.

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Features of Effective Instruction

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General Education Classroom Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Technical Assistance Provider

Grade Level

Middle School
High School

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