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Ch 15: 8th Grade Language Arts: Listening

About This Chapter

The short and entertaining video lessons in this Listening chapter teach 8th graders how to become effective and critical listeners. Multiple-choice quizzes and a chapter exam can be used to ensure that your students have grasped these concepts.

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

Lesson Objective
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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: 8th 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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