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Ch 18: 6th Grade Language Arts: Listening

About This Chapter

Use the short, engaging video lessons in this chapter to teach your 6th grader about the important skill of listening. The lesson quizzes and the chapter exam can help you ensure the students understand these concepts.

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

Video 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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 18: 6th Grade Language Arts: Listening
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The Four Stages of the Listening Process

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.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

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.

Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

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.

Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning

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.

The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener

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.

Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

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.

Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

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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