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FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills - Chapter Summary
It's one thing for a 7th grader to talk to a friend or even a group of friends. It's another thing entirely for him or her to get up in front of an audience and make a speech. These lessons can make the latter far less frightening, and help students sharpen their public speaking skills so that they can compose and deliver a speech effectively. In these lessons, students will study the following material:
- Difference between talking to a friend and speaking to an audience
- Organizing your speech and tailoring it to your audience
- Using voice and language to speak vividly
- Speaking clearly and ensuring that your audience understands you
- Using charts and other visuals
- What to do when you make a mistake
- How to avoid speaking too quickly or too slowly
Even speech-making becomes fun in these quick, easy lessons. Brightly written and illustrated and skillfully presented, these video lessons take your 7th-grader through the material in practically no time at all. The longest lesson is less than ten minutes in duration, so study time is never a chore. Students can test their knowledge using the short lesson quizzes, and record their progress on the dashboard so that they stay organized.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills Chapter Objectives
The FSA Grade 7 ELA test assesses the student's progress according to the assessment standards established by the state of Florida. The test combines both computer-based and paper-and-pencil items in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, multi-select, editing task, open response, grid, hot text, and equation. Computer-based questions may comprise between 25% to 50% of the exam. There are normally between 58 and 62 questions on the FSA Grade 7 ELA exam. Our lessons coincide with the Standards of Speaking and Listening section of the test.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Speech Organization: Importance to Speaker & Audience
In speech writing, it is important to keep the information organized, which demonstrates credibility and makes the speech easier to comprehend. It starts with the main idea, the speech body and a compelling conclusion.
5. Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking
A speech should not bore the audience. To captivate your audience and command their attention, the use of vivid language is necessary. This includes using clarity, rhythm and vividness to get your audience to pay attention to your speech.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking
Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.
9. Managing Mistakes While Speaking
Do you get tongue-tied while you're speaking? Does one small mistake throw you completely off your game? Learn some strategies for managing your mistakes in the moment and getting back on track in this lesson.
10. How to Pace Yourself When Speaking
It's perfectly normal to start talking faster when you're nervous, but it does make you harder to understand. Here's how to get it under control and maintain a regular speaking pace.
11. Identifying & Correcting Errors in Your Own Speaking
It's not always easy to hear mistakes in your own speaking. In this lesson, you'll get some tips and advice for improving your own spoken English even if you don't have anyone else to practice with.
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- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
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- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
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