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9th Grade English: Speaking & Listening Skills - Chapter Summary
To become better communicators in high school and in the professional world, students will need to start building their speaking and listening skills. This chapter discusses those skills, including important strategies and tips as well as definitions about key terms. All the information in this or any other chapter offered on the site can be viewed at any time, day or night. That makes these chapter materials and tools convenient for students with busy schedules. Likewise, teachers can access this information around the clock as they develop their lesson plans. In addition, teachers can use these lessons to brainstorm ideas for homework assignments, in-class activities, or other projects. After going through all of the information in the chapter, students should be able to do the following:
- Establish techniques to prepare for a discussion
- Outline methods for contributing to a discussion
- Evaluate the speeches of other people
- Figure out the types and purpose for informative speaking
- Inspect strategies for helping audiences learn
- Differentiate between the purpose, audience, and speaker
- Apply vocal qualities to infer meaning
- Describe dialect, articulation, and pronunciation
- Identify the function of nonverbal communication during speeches
- Analyze tips for incorporating visual aids
1. Coming to a Discussion Prepared
How do you come to a discussion ready to share your point of view? What if you still have a lot of unanswered questions? This lesson describes tips for getting ready to engage with others about topics, texts, and issues.
2. How to Contribute to a Discussion
In this lesson, we explore some of the best ways to contribute meaningfully to classroom discussion, from making sure you are prepared to making sure your answers are concise.
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. Informative Speaking: Purpose and Types
Informative speeches are written to inform your audience about a topic. There are several classifications that can be used depending on the purpose of your speech.
5. Helping Your Audience Learn During Informative Speeches: Strategies & Tips
An informative speech is given to teach the audience something new. To do this, there are a few things to keep in mind. Keep your speech relevant, interesting and full of engaging and useful information.
6. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose
When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.
7. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking
To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.
8. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking
The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, pronunciation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.
9. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery
When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.
10. Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips
Visual aids can help your speech or presentation be even more successful. There are some important considerations when planning to use visuals. Watch this lesson to find out what to do before and during your speech to make your visuals effective.
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