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GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies - Chapter Summary
Use these video lessons to review strategies for effective listening as you prepare to take the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. You can brush up on the following techniques with our videos:
- Knowing the difference between hearing and listening
- Understanding the four stages of the listening process
- Employing strategies for active listening
- Listening for tone and attitude, and agreement and disagreement
- Keeping an ear open for intonation cues, the main point, basic comprehension and pragmatic understanding
- Discovering how to listen effectively in groups
You can study these lessons on a computer or mobile device as your schedule permits. Our instructors are all experts in the field and have created lessons that are entertaining as well as informative. Each lesson comes with a written transcript that allows you to read along with the instructor if that's how you learn best.
Objectives of the GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter
All Georgia teachers seeking certification in language arts for grades 4-8 must pass the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam. This exam has four subareas, and questions on the topics examined in this chapter's lessons are in the subarea on writing, speaking and listening, which accounts for 23% of the exam's total score.
The questions on effective listening are selected-response, similar to the multiple-choice questions on the self-assessment exams that accompany each of our lessons. These brief exams can help you assess your knowledge and see where you might require extra study.
1. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers
While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.
2. 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.
3. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples
Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.
4. Listening for Tone & Attitude
When you're learning English, listening for a speaker's tone or attitude can be even harder than listening for meaning - here are some tips for how to make it work.
5. Listening for Agreement & Disagreement
Listening for agreement and disagreement can be tough if English isn't your first language. Here are some tips and practice questions to help you make it work.
6. Listening for Intonation Cues
Making sense of intonation cues in spoken English can be tough, especially if it isn't your first language. To help you figure it out, here's a guide to what to listen for.
7. Listening for the Main Point
In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!
8. Listening for Basic Comprehension
The basic level of listening is not difficult, but it takes some skill. Developing listening skills is important for many different people from virtually all walks of life.
9. Listening for Pragmatic Understanding
Listening and hearing aren't always the same thing. Certain situations call for a more focused kind of listening. In this lesson, we'll discuss some ways that you can listen to gain a pragmatic understanding of a topic.
10. Connecting & Synthesizing Information
Do you find it difficult to remember large amounts of information delivered verbally? This lesson will explain how to connect material when listening to a lecture or speech and synthesize the information into key and sub points to be able to better remember it.
11. Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening
Being an effective listener allows relationship building and leads to increased productivity in the workplace. To form an environment for effective listening, you need to know the best group sizes and the four types of effective listening.
12. Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups
Barriers to effective listening in groups can cause significant workplace issues. Selective listening and selective perception are two type of problems that can impede successful business decisions.
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Other chapters within the GACE Middle Grades Language Arts (011): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Parts of Speech
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Phrases & Clauses
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Types of Sentences
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: English Language Modifiers
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Grammar & Punctuation
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Comma Rules
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules in English
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Foundations of Reading Development
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Word Meanings
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Literary Terms & Organization
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Themes in Written Works
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Inference & Context
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Plot in Literature
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Points of View in Literature
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Literary Genres
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Nonfiction
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Fiction
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Literary Drama
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Poetry
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose
- Strategies for Reading Persuasive Texts
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Figures of Speech
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Strategies for Comprehension
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: English Literature
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Georgia Authors
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Essay Writing
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Language in Writing
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Descriptive Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Research Paper Components
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Vocabulary
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Dialect & Diction
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Writing
- GACE Middle Grades ELA: Assessments