Did you know that the good old fashioned activity "Show and Tell" is a great exercise for speaking and listening Common Core standards? In this kindergarten classroom, the teacher sends home four lunch boxes a day and they return the next day with items to show and tell with five clues. There is a question and answer period too. With that many bags going home each day, the students get to have a turn about every 2-3 weeks.
After Christmas time, it turns into a Show and Teach Assignment and must be something that is summarized and taught to the class, taking turns two per day.
The oldies can still be "good"ies.