Ch 37: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies

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Use these video lessons and quizzes to refresh your knowledge of strategies for effective listening and how to teach them. This information will help you correctly answer questions on this topic when you take the GACE Middle Grades ELA exam.

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.

12 Lessons in Chapter 37: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
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Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

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.

The Four Stages of the Listening Process

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.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

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.

Listening for Tone & Attitude

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.

Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

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.

Listening for Intonation Cues

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.

Listening for the Main Point

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!

Listening for Basic Comprehension

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.

Listening for Pragmatic Understanding

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.

Connecting & Synthesizing Information

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.

Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

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.

Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

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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