Ch 10: MTLE Elementary Education: Communication Skills & Media Literacy

About This Chapter

See what more information you can pick up and skills you can develop by going through the engaging lessons in this chapter. It is designed to help you efficiently get ready for the MTLE Elementary Education exam.

MTLE Elementary Education: Communication Skills & Media Literacy - Chapter Summary

Examining the materials in these lessons, you will pick up useful information about communication skills as you prepare for the MTLE Elementary Education exam. You will be able to review:

  • Types of oral communication
  • Different forms of visual aids used in public speaking
  • Audience-centered presentations
  • Activities and ideas for class discussions
  • Media messages and their purpose
  • Teaching media literacy

You can watch these short lessons on a computer or mobile device as your schedule permits, anywhere you have access to the internet. The lessons are designed and taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you may have.

MTLE Elementary Education: Communication Skills & Media Literacy Chapter Objectives

Taking the MTLE Elementary Education exam is one step in earning licensure as an elementary school teacher in Minnesota. All of the topics covered in this chapter are part of the communication arts portion of subtest 1. This section makes up 22% of subtest 1. You will have to answer multiple-choice questions. Use the lesson quizzes in this chapter to check your knowledge before taking the actual test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTLE Elementary Education: Communication Skills & Media Literacy
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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 Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

2. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

3. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.

Being an Ethical Speaker: Guidelines & Issues

4. Being an Ethical Speaker: Guidelines & Issues

Public speaking should reflect the character of the speaker and should be based on a foundation of trust, integrity, respect and dignity. The speaker should avoid behaviors like stereotyping, damaging messages and plagiarism.

Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking

5. Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking

Many people like to add images or quotes to help make their PowerPoint slides stronger. But what happens if the piece you want isn't yours? Watch this lesson for information on copyright issues for public speaking.

Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

6. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.

Class Discussion: Activities & Ideas

7. Class Discussion: Activities & Ideas

In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of class discussions. We will also review several different types of class discussion activities that are appropriate for a variety of grade levels and subjects.

Group Activities for Conflict Resolution

8. Group Activities for Conflict Resolution

Teacher looking for activities that teach conflict resolution solutions will benefit from this lesson. This lesson is also valuable to teachers who instruct students with behavioral issues and students with Behavior Intervention Plans.

Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom

9. Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom

Media literacy is an essential skill in the Common Core State Standards as well as in non-Common Core state skills requirements. In this lesson, we'll explore several examples and techniques for effectively teaching media literacy in your classroom.

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