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Ch 35: NES Middle Grades ELA: Active Listening

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Studying for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam doesn't have to be a difficult process. The video lessons and quizzes in this chapter will help you recall all of the information about active listening you need to know to enable you to answer related questions on your exam.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Actively Listening - Chapter Summary

To prepare for related questions on the NES Middle Grades ELA exam, view the video lessons in this chapter to understand the ways to identify a speaker's tone and attitude, among many other similar topics. These short lessons will help you recall the following items:

  • Differences between hearing and listening
  • 4 stages of Listening
  • Definition, methods, and examples of active listening
  • Tips for recognizing the attitude and tone of a speaker
  • Helpful hints for recognizing an agreement, disagreement, and intonation signals while listening
  • Pointers for identifying the main idea
  • Ways to comprehend and use logic while listening
  • Manners of blending information
  • Listening and its obstacles in group settings

After you've taken the quizzes, you can review particular parts of the lesson by using the 'Timeline' feature. You can also read through the video transcripts. If you get any of the quiz questions incorrect, you can go back to the part of the lesson that addresses those specific questions by clicking the 'Watch Answer' button. Our experts and instructors will be happy to help if you have questions.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Active Listening Objectives

This chapter connects to the Oral and Visual content area which accounts for 14% of the total NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam. The exam is taken by people who are interested in receiving their teacher certification for English. You can expect to find questions on communicating in group conversations, different kinds of listening, and obstacles in communication. Your exam will be taken on a computer, and you will have approximately 3 hours to answer 150 multiple-choice questions.

12 Lessons in Chapter 35: NES Middle Grades ELA: Active Listening
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Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

1. 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.

The Four Stages of the Listening Process

2. 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.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

3. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.

Listening for Tone & Attitude

4. Listening for Tone & Attitude

When you're learning English, listening for a speaker's tone or attitude can be even harder than listening for meaning - here are some tips for how to make it work.

Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

5. Listening for Agreement & Disagreement

Listening for agreement and disagreement can be tough if English isn't your first language. Here are some tips and practice questions to help you make it work.

Listening for Intonation Cues

6. Listening for Intonation Cues

Making sense of intonation cues in spoken English can be tough, especially if it isn't your first language. To help you figure it out, here's a guide to what to listen for.

Listening for the Main Point

7. Listening for the Main Point

In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!

Listening for Basic Comprehension

8. Listening for Basic Comprehension

The basic level of listening is not difficult, but it takes some skill. Developing listening skills is important for many different people from virtually all walks of life.

Listening for Pragmatic Understanding

9. Listening for Pragmatic Understanding

Listening and hearing aren't always the same thing. Certain situations call for a more focused kind of listening. In this lesson, we'll discuss some ways that you can listen to gain a pragmatic understanding of a topic.

Connecting & Synthesizing Information

10. Connecting & Synthesizing Information

Do you find it difficult to remember large amounts of information delivered verbally? This lesson will explain how to connect material when listening to a lecture or speech and synthesize the information into key and sub points to be able to better remember it.

Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

11. Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

Being an effective listener allows relationship building and leads to increased productivity in the workplace. To form an environment for effective listening, you need to know the best group sizes and the four types of effective listening.

Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

12. 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.

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