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Language Arts in Speech Communication Curriculum - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter will take you through the definitions of the six language arts, present some tools for teaching visual literacy, and give you an understanding of performance art. Other lessons you will find in the chapter include:
- Development of prosody in reading
- Frame narrative: definition and use
- Personal narratives and incorporation into the speech curriculum
Our lessons are built around written transcripts and videos that feature interactive tools for learning. These include things like video timelines that enable you to skip to particular topics for review and occasional links from our informative texts to other articles with peripherally related content for in-depth study. Our self-assessment quizzes have also been provided to help you be sure you have mastered the lesson content.
1. The Six Language Arts: Definitions & Skills
Is language all about talking? Or is it something much more? This lesson focuses on the six language arts and how we use them to communicate with one another in a variety of ways.
2. How to Develop Prosody in Reading
Prosody is an important part of fluency in reading. This lesson will help you understand more about what prosody is, as well as how to help your students develop it.
3. Frame Narrative: Definition & Overview
Frame narratives are one of the oldest literary techniques used by writers. They put an interesting spin on traditional plot structure and serve to grab the spectators' attention by pulling them into the story.
4. Personal Narratives in the Speech Curriculum
This lesson will explore three ways in which personal narratives may be incorporated into the Speech Curriculum: skill development, using narrative as supporting evidence, and using the narrative form as the over-arching speech structure.
5. Teaching Visual Literacy
This lesson will cover the basics of visual literacy and why it is a necessary skill. Included are some recommended tools for teaching visual literacy in the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.
6. Understanding Performance Art: Finding the Thesis, Narrative & Meaning
Learn how to 'read' a performance the same way you would read a book or story. In this lesson, we'll discuss strategies for identifying thesis, narrative, and meaning in the performing arts.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Speech (004): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Communication Processes
- The Listening Process
- Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication
- Elements of Interpersonal Communication
- Oral & Written Language Skills
- Writing Conventions
- Essential Elements of Speech & Discourse
- Communication in Small Groups & Teams
- Understanding & Responding to Presentations
- Interview Preparation & Strategies
- Public Speaking & Audience Analysis
- Preparing for Speeches
- Using Visual Aids in Presentations
- Elements of Speech Delivery
- Vocal Production & Performance Basics
- History, Formats & Logic of Debates
- Ethical Communication
- Media Literacy
- Types & Influence of Mass Communication & Media
- The Michigan Speech Communication Educator
- MTTC Speech Flashcards