Ch 9: 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 9: MTLE Elementary Education: Communication Skills & Media Literacy
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Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

1. 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.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

2. 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.

Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

3. Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

A presenter has to be able to develop an audience-centered presentation to target the wants, needs, motivations and characteristics of the attendees in order for the message to be delivered appropriately.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

4. 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.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

5. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.

Class Discussion: Activities & Ideas

6. 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.

Class Discussion Rubric Ideas for Teachers

7. Class Discussion Rubric Ideas for Teachers

Class discussions are an important part of any classroom experience. This lesson will provide some ideas for creating a rubric to hold students accountable for their participation in discussions.

Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom

8. 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.

Analyzing Purpose in Media Messages

9. Analyzing Purpose in Media Messages

In this lesson, we will examine advertisements to understand how they construct and convey messages. We will learn how to identify authorship, content, and audiences. We will also look at some strategies to analyze media messages.

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