Ch 16: 7th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking

About This Chapter

Usually less than 10 minutes long, the video lessons in this language arts chapter can help 7th graders strengthen their skills in public speaking. Students can use the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to see which public speaking topics require more attention during their study time.

7th Grade Language Arts: Public Speaking - Chapter Summary

For 7th graders who need some additional guidance on public speaking, this chapter's video lessons offer tips and strategies in an entertaining way. Public speaking can be a difficult activity for many students, but this chapter explains the benefits of having strong skills in this area. By watching the videos and reviewing lesson transcripts, your 7th graders can learn about public speaking models, audience analysis and audience engagement. The multiple-choice quizzes, which accompany each lesson, and the chapter exam give students and you a clear way to gauge their understanding of public speaking concepts.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

LessonObjective
What is Public Speaking and Why Do I Need to Do It?Students learn what public speaking entails and why it's an important skill to possess.
Understanding Reasons for a Public Speaking EventThe instructor teaches students how to tailor their speeches for the audience and occasion.
Public Speaking as a Communication ProcessThis lesson covers the interactional and transactional models of public speaking.
Be an Audience-Centered Speaker: Focusing on Listeners' NeedsStudents learn public speaking techniques that will help them engage their audience.
Adapting to Your Audience During and After Your SpeechIn this lesson, students learn audience analysis strategies for during and after their speeches.

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: 7th 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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