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Listening - Chapter Summary
Help your 8th grade students review the importance of listening and making sense out what they hear through the informative videos in this chapter. The lessons provide techniques and strategies for being an effective listener and the transcripts highlight key vocab terms to help them retain what they have learned. You can also assess their understanding of the material through the quizzes at the end of each lesson.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|The Four Stages of the Listening Process||Instructors review the steps for attending, interpreting, responding and remembering information.|
|Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles||Students learn tips for effective listening.|
|Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches||This lesson includes information on how to be a critical listener and evaluate an argument.|
|Components of Rhetorical Proof: Claim, Supporting Material & Reasoning||Students learn to identify different types of rhetorical proof.|
|Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning||Instructors explain the differences between common types of fallacies.|
|The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener||This lesson includes tips for being an ethical listener.|
|Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies||Strategies to become a good listener are covered in this lesson.|
|Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech||In this lesson, students learn ways to take notes during a speech.|
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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