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7th Grade Language Arts: Listening - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this language arts chapter can help your 7th grader improve his or her listening skills in the classroom and beyond. The engaging instructors present short lessons that focus on topics like the stages of listening, critical listening skills, ethical listening skills and how to take effective notes. Students also learn about rhetorical proof and fallacies in reasoning. You can find out how well your 7th grader understands these concepts by taking a look at his or her scores on self-assessment quizzes and the chapter exam. Students can study video transcripts and submit questions to instructors for additional assistance.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|The Four Stages of the Listening Process||The instructor guides students through the attending, interpreting, responding and remembering stages of listening.|
|Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles||Students learn effective listening techniques and how to avoid listening barriers.|
|Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches||This lesson provides students with critical listening methods to help them analyze speakers' messages.|
|Components of Rhetorical Proof: Claim, Supporting Material & Reasoning||The instructor teaches students about the claim, supporting material and reasoning components of rhetorical proof through examples.|
|Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning||Students examine types of reasoning and the kinds of fallacies that can result from them.|
|The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener||In this lesson, students learn strategies for listening ethically to speakers.|
|Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies||The instructor offers effective listening techniques and teaches students which behaviors to avoid.|
|Improving Your Note-Taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech||Students learn why note-taking is important and receive tips on how to take notes on speeches.|
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. Components of the Toulmin Model for Public Speaking: Claim, Data & Warrant
Sometimes you will be asked to analyze and create arguments. You can do this by using the Toulmin model. You will learn in this lesson the different components of the Toulmin model and how to use them to create arguments.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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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