Ch 14: MTTC Reading Specialist: Oral Communication

About This Chapter

Integral parts of effective oral communication are the focus of this chapter's short, fun video lessons. The chapter's practice quizzes include a number of questions similar to those you may find on the MTTC Reading Specialist test.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Oral Communication - Chapter Summary

Topics on effective speaking and listening are highlighted in this chapter's videos so you can enhance your familiarity with key MTTC Reading Specialist content. Any test questions that ask about the following issues should be easy to tackle after looking over the lessons:

  • Informal and formal communication
  • Major kinds of oral communication
  • Tips for developing students' listening skills
  • Sequence of listening stages
  • Listening vs hearing
  • Issues that adversely affect listening

You have the flexibility of checking out these engaging videos from your computer or mobile device any time or place you wish. You're able to quickly return to specific segments for another look by using the handy video tags.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Oral Communication Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Reading Specialist test checks how well your expertise meets the standards for teacher certification in the state of Michigan. This test examines your understanding of oral communication in its Instruction subarea. The Instruction subarea is among the largest portions of the exam, containing roughly 20% of the test's total of 100 multiple-choice questions.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTTC Reading Specialist: Oral Communication
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What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

1. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.

What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

2. What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

Communication is a process, and if the process breaks down, communication will fail. In this lesson, you'll learn about the communication process. We'll also discuss how the concept of noise can disrupt this process.

The Communication Process

3. The Communication Process

This lesson describes the process of communication. Terms such as sender, receiver, channel, encoding, decoding, noise, and feedback will be defined and explained with examples.

Types of Communication: Formal, Informal, Grapevine, Verbal & Non-Verbal

4. Types of Communication: Formal, Informal, Grapevine, Verbal & Non-Verbal

Communication is essential for success in any business, and the type of communication will vary given the circumstances and business needs. In this lesson, you'll learn about verbal, non-verbal, formal, informal and grapevine communication.

Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

5. 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.

Teaching Listening Skills to Children

6. Teaching Listening Skills to Children

Sometimes it seems like children just won't listen! Maybe they simply don't have the skills yet. This lesson will give you some strategies for teaching your students to listen.

Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

7. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

8. 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.

The Four Stages of the Listening Process

9. The Four Stages of the Listening Process

As messages are sent to us, it seems as though we simply hear and react, but there is actually a process that our brains use to process the information. It begins with attending, then interpreting, responding and finally remembering the information.

Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

10. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

Some people say listening is an art, but to be a good listener, it takes skill. There are strategies one can use to be a good listener. Some strategies include use of body language, asking the right questions and even empathy.

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