Ch 36: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

About This Chapter

The engaging lessons in this chapter provide a review of key concepts related to public speaking. Various potential AEPA Middle Grades ELA test questions are answered in this chapter's content.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Chapter Summary

Explore the fun text and video lessons to reinforce your knowledge of different types of speeches and vocal qualities, among other important public speaking topics. These lessons should leave you well-prepared to answer questions on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA test involving:

  • Social norms dealing with communication
  • Class discussion rubrics
  • The public speaking communication process
  • The interactional and transactional models of public speaking
  • Types of speeches
  • Differences between public speaking and casually conversation
  • Major kinds of speech styles and influence of diction
  • Vocal qualities for conveying meaning

The topics are divided into short lessons, that are viewable 24/7 via a computer or mobile device. See how you'd fare on similar test questions by taking the practice quizzes included across the chapter.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test looks at whether your subject familiarity meets teacher certification criteria. The part of the test relevant to this chapter is the Oral and Visual Communication subarea, which makes up 14% of your score. All 150 questions on this test are in a multiple-choice format.

8 Lessons in Chapter 36: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
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Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

1. Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

This lesson will discuss cultural expectations for interpersonal communication in North America, and provide concrete tips for success. Examine non-verbal behavior, conversational speaking, and some common pitfalls.

Class Discussion Rubric

2. Class Discussion Rubric

This lesson provides an overview of rubrics and what to consider when making a class discussion rubric. It also includes tips for using rubrics during class discussions. A short quiz follows the lesson.

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.

How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

4. How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

Public speaking and casual conversation are similar in that they are done to inform, persuade or entertain an audience. They are different in that public speaking is more structured, is spoken in a formal language and has a formal delivery.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

5. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

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.

How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

7. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

8. 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.

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