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FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Public Speaking Skills - Chapter Summary
This chapter contains lessons covering public speaking, speech organization, vivid language and vocal qualities. Articulation, visual aids and managing mistakes are also reviewed. By the end of this chapter, the student should be familiar with:
- Public speaking as a communication process
- Style of a speech
- Speech organization
- Vivid language and vocal qualities
- Pronunciation, articulation and dialect
- Visual aids
- Managing mistakes
Short, engaging video lessons thoroughly explain each concept, and videos are accompanied by transcripts with important terms in bold type. The student can rewatch key moments from the video lessons using the jump feature under the Timeline tab, and self-assessment quizzes are available to ensure understanding and retention of the material.
FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Public Speaking Skills - Chapter Objectives
Florida uses the FSA exams to measure student knowledge and skills in various subject areas, to ensure compliance with state education standards. The FSA Grade 8 English Language Arts exam tests four key areas: reading, speaking and listening, writing, and language. The material covered by this Public Speaking Skills chapter of the study guide is tested in the speaking and listening portion of the FSA exam. This test uses various types of questions, including multiple- choice and open-response.
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, punctuation, 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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