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6th Grade Language Arts: Listening - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter have been created to be short and engaging to keep the attention of 6th graders and are a great way to reinforce and clarify the skill of listening. The videos teach the skills and strategies involved in listening, reasoning and note-taking. You'll also find short, multiple-choice lesson quizzes useful for checking your 6th grader's comprehension of listening, and the chapter exam can let you know how well they've retained the information.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|The Four Stages of the Listening Process||6th graders will study the process the brain uses to process auditory information.|
|Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles||Students will learn the importance of effective listening in order to improve public speaking skills.|
|Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches||Instructors guide students in an analysis of information in speech using concepts of truth, authenticity and relevance.|
|Components of Rhetorical Proof: Claim, Supporting Material & Reasoning||Students explore the components of rhetorical proof.|
|Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning||This lesson reveals how to spot fallacies in reasoning.|
|The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener||Students examine what it means to be a civil and ethical listener.|
|Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies||Students will describe strategies for improving the skill of listening.|
|Improving Your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech||Instructors present strategies for mapping speeches through note-taking to increase comprehension and retention.|
1. The Four Stages of the Listening Process
As messages are sent to us, it seems as though we simply hear and react, but there is actually a process that our brains use to process the information. It begins with attending, then interpreting, responding and finally remembering the information.
2. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles
It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.
3. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches
Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.
4. Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning
When preparing a speech or conducting academic writing, understanding how to spot fallacies in reasoning is very important. This lesson will teach you the pitfalls in types of reasoning.
5. The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener
The listener has just as much responsibility as the speaker when it comes to ethical decision making. As listeners, we are responsible for being courteous and attentive, avoiding judgment and supporting the speaker's free speech rights.
6. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies
Some people say listening is an art, but to be a good listener, it takes skill. There are strategies one can use to be a good listener. Some strategies include use of body language, asking the right questions and even empathy.
7. Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech
When attending a speaking event, the tendency is to listen to what the speaker has to say. But it is equally important to take careful notes to determine the central idea of the speech.
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