Ch 16: MTTC Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom

About This Chapter

This chapter will aid in your review of the processes and elements of public speaking, the differences between oral and written language and more so that you will be prepared for related questions on the MTTC Reading exam.

MTTC Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Watch our expert instructors in this series of short, engaging lesson videos as they refresh your memory on important topics concerning oral communication. After this chapter you should be ready for any MTTC Reading test questions that involve:

  • Cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Differences between oral and written language styles
  • The communication process of public speaking
  • Respecting diversity in public speaking
  • Grammar and pronunciation
  • Ineffective group communication
  • Obstacles to effective listening
  • How to improve communication skills

After these lessons test your mastery of the material presented by completing the lesson quizzes that accompany them. Once you've finished the last quiz, take the chapter exam to further assess your understanding of the topics in this chapter.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTTC Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom
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Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

1. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.

Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

2. Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

Several differences contrast oral and written communication. Some differences seem obvious, but there's more to it. Retention, preciseness and engagement are just a few main differences.

Public Speaking as a Communication Process

3. Public Speaking as a Communication Process

Public speaking is a process of communicating to a large group. It involves a sender, receiver and a message. The message is sent through various channels and generally results in feedback from the audience.

Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity

4. Inclusive Language in Public Speaking: Respecting Diversity

Speechwriters must consider diversity when writing their speeches. A way to avoid offending people is to use inclusive language, or language that the audience is familiar with and understands.

Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking

5. Grammar & Pronunciation in Public Speaking

Using proper grammar and pronouncing words correctly are as important to the delivery of a quality speech as the content itself. Errors in sentence structure, word use and articulation will distract your audience and affect your overall speech delivery.

Ineffective Group Communication in Groups

6. Ineffective Group Communication in Groups

Ineffective group communication can dramatically impact the productivity and workplace success of a company. There are five factors that need to be addressed in order for groups to work together effectively.

Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

7. Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

Self-disclosure, listening, and nonverbal communication are three important conversation strategies people use. This lesson will discuss what they are, how they may be interpreted, and some tips for improving them.

Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

8. Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

Barriers to effective listening in groups can cause significant workplace issues. Selective listening and selective perception are two type of problems that can impede successful business decisions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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