Ch 15: 6th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking

About This Chapter

The videos in this chapter are a great way to teach your 6th grader the skills necessary for public speaking. The lesson quizzes and the chapter exam can help ensure the students are grasping the concepts.

6th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking - Chapter Summary

The videos in this chapter are meant to be short and engaging for 6th graders as they learn about public speaking. These lessons are a great way to reinforce and clarify the skills and strategies involved in developing speeches that keep the audience in mind. You'll also find short, multiple-choice lesson quizzes useful for checking your 6th grader's comprehension of public speaking and the chapter exam can let you know how well they've retained the information.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Video Objectives
What is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It? Understand the benefit of good public speaking skills.
Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event Learn how to prepare for a public speech appropriate to the event type.
Public Speaking as a Communication Process Understand public speaking as a process and describe the steps involved.
Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs Explain the role of beliefs and biases of the audience in planning a speech.
Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech Learn how to assess non-verbal cues to adapt strategy.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: 6th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking
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What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?

1. What Is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?

Public speaking is the process of communicating information to an audience. It is usually done before a large audience, like in school, the workplace and even in our personal lives. The benefits of knowing how to communicate to an audience include sharpening critical thinking and verbal/non-verbal communication skills.

Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event

2. Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking Event

In this lesson, you'll learn how to prepare for a speaking event. Learn how to tailor your speech to be appropriate for the event based on your background, the occasion and the audience.

Public Speaking as a Communication Process

3. Public Speaking as a Communication Process

Public speaking is a process of communicating to a large group. It involves a sender, receiver and a message. The message is sent through various channels and generally results in feedback from the audience.

Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs

4. Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' Needs

The best way a speaker can ensure that his message is communicated effectively is to consider his audience and their biases and beliefs. Getting to know and understand the audience will help to create a speech that carries meaning.

Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

5. Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your Speech

Preparing for your speech is only one way in which a speaker can ensure audience adaptation. You need a keen eye for non-verbal cues during and after the speech to determine whether your audience is paying attention.

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