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Language Arts in Speech Communication Curriculum - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter on language arts in speech curriculum take you through the definitions of the six language art and present methods to teach integrated language arts. At the conclusion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Incorporate personal narratives into speech curriculum
- Share ways to promote the arts in schools
- Explain the integrated nature of English language arts
- Discuss authentic learning activities
- Give tips and strategies for teaching to course standards
Our lessons feature interactive tools for learning. These include things like video timelines that enable you to skip to particular topics for review and fill-in-the-blank transcripts. 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. The Integrated Nature of English Language Arts
School is divided into clear and separate subjects, right? Wrong! This lesson discusses how the skills learned in an English Language Arts classroom are essential in any other course and throughout life.
3. Finding Methods to Teach Integrated Language Arts
There are numerous strategies for teaching language arts, but how do you integrate your lessons? This lesson discusses strategies and examples to give you a starting point for integrating a language arts classroom.
4. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.
5. 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.
6. Tips & Strategies for Teaching to Course Standards
While standards are a means by which states, school districts, and schools ensure uniformity in teaching, not every teacher understands how to use them to their advantage. This lesson will look at how to analyze standards and use them to design activities and assessments in the classroom.
7. How to Promote the Arts in Schools
It is well-documented that experiences in the arts are of benefit to children's well-being and educational development. How can we promote the arts in our schools to help provide these valuable opportunities for tomorrow's citizens?
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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
- 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