About This Chapter
MTTC English: Visual Communication - Chapter Summary
You can use the lessons in this chapter to revisit visual communication concepts or make new discoveries about this subject. After reviewing the lessons, you will be prepared for the following on the MTTC English assessment:
- Describing the importance and purpose of visual aids in public speaking
- Identifying types of visual aids used in public speaking
- Listing alternative nonfiction communication mediums
- Understanding how to compare information presented through different mediums
- Describing the use of information from different types of sources
- Explaining messages through visual media and how to read scientific graphs and charts
- Defining a map key/legend and analyzing political cartoons
You can organize the lessons to suit your studying needs, including only viewing the subjects you need to review and skipping those you already understand. Gauge your knowledge of visual communication by taking a lesson quiz before watching each video then take it again afterwards to test your comprehension of the lesson.
MTTC English: Visual Communication Chapter Objectives
The MTTC English assessment is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions that can be taken on computer or paper. Receiving a passing score of 220 enables you to add the English endorsement to your new or existing Michigan teaching certificate so that you can educate students at the middle grades and secondary levels.
The topics covered in this visual communication chapter are found in the genre and craft of language subarea, as well as the skills and processes subarea, which constitute approximately 30% and 24% of the exam, respectively. As you watch the videos, take advantage of timelines that allow you to jump to important topics within the lessons. If, while taking the quizzes, you answer any questions incorrectly, simply utilize the links that allow you to revisit the lesson and watch those topics again.
1. Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations
Giving a speech can be nerve-wracking, and it might seem easy to just skip the visual aids. In this lesson, we'll discuss why that's a bad idea, why visual aids are important, and what elements make a great visual aid.
2. 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.
3. Alternative Nonfiction Communication Mediums
Written forms such as books and essays are generally thought of as the primary medium for nonfiction, but non-written forms such as visualizations, documentaries, and podcasts, can be just as effective and are easier to make than ever.
4. Comparing Information Presented Through Different Mediums
Different mediums, such as television, film, stage, and books, may often present the same story or the same text, but changing the medium will always inherently change the way the story is presented. This lesson uses ''Romeo and Juliet'' as an example to show how information changes when presented through new mediums.
5. Using Information from Different Types of Sources
In this lesson, we will examine various types of media sources, discuss examples of each type of source, and explore how they may be used to find information.
6. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
7. What is a Map Key/Legend? - Definition, Symbols & Examples
Learn about maps and map keys/legends. Understand why map keys are essential to understanding maps, and see some examples of the importance of map keys.
8. What are Political Cartoons? - History & Analysis
Political cartoons have a rich history that is as interesting as the cartoons are visually entertaining. In this lesson, you'll learn how political cartoons have shaped our past and continue to shape our society today, and how to analyze their messages.
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