Ch 23: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies

About This Chapter

Make sure your strategies for public speaking are in order before taking the GACE Middle Grades Language Arts test. Our expert instructors created this set of lessons to help you prepare.

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we'll explore public speaking and related topics, like diction and presentation style. The engaging lessons can help you prepare for any GACE Middle Grades ELA exam questions on the following:

  • Identifying types of speeches, such as informative, persuasive and special occasion
  • Understanding how to style a speech based on the speaker, audience and purpose
  • Using vocal qualities to convey meaning
  • Defining the types and advantages of oral communications
  • Utilizing a rubric for class discussions

Each video lesson is packed with straightforward explanations delivered in an easy-to-follow format. At the conclusion of each lesson, you'll take a quiz to assess your own skill level. Ask our instructors for help any time you need it via the Help tab.

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: GACE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Speaking Strategies
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Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

Class Discussion Rubric

5. 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.

Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

6. Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

Oral communication is the process of expressing information or ideas by word of mouth. Learn more about the types and benefits of oral communication, and find out how you can improve your own oral communication abilities.

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