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Ch 36: NES Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

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Review the fundamentals of public speaking, including its communication process and types of speeches. This chapter is composed of video and text lessons, self-assessment quizzes and a practice examination that can prepare you for the NES Middle Grades ELA assessment.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Chapter Summary

Use these online tutorial videos to expand your knowledge of the art of public speaking. Watch the videos and learn more about different speech styles as well as the vocal qualities that enliven speeches. You can prepare for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination by exploring the significance of articulation, pitch, tone and fluency in a speech. This chapter might assist you with:

  • Outlining social norms in interpersonal communication
  • Understanding the use of a classroom discussion rubric
  • Discussing the process of public speaking
  • Comparing public speaking with casual conversation
  • Identifying different types of speeches
  • Examining a speech's purpose
  • Learning more about the importance of diction and vocal quality

Use this chapter to refresh your knowledge of the fundamentals of public speaking before you take on related NES Middle Grades ELA examination questions. Experienced instructors present the above material, and they can answer the questions you submit interactively. Available online 24/7, the lessons also feature written transcripts. All of the videos include short quizzes that you can re-take or print out for future reference.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking Chapter Objectives

Express your knowledge of the fundamentals of public speaking during the NES Middle Grades ELA examination's fifth and last content domain, Oral and Visual Communication. This domain is worth 15% of the assessment score, and it will evaluate how much you know about vocal techniques that can enhance public speaking as well as the social norms of interpersonal communication. There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the three-hour examination, which is administered by computer.

8 Lessons in Chapter 36: NES Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
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Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

1. Social Norms in Interpersonal Communication

This lesson will discuss cultural expectations for interpersonal communication in North America, and provide concrete tips for success. Examine non-verbal behavior, conversational speaking, and some common pitfalls.

Class Discussion Rubric

2. Class Discussion Rubric

This lesson provides an overview of rubrics and what to consider when making a class discussion rubric. It also includes tips for using rubrics during class discussions. A short quiz follows the lesson.

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.

How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

4. How Public Speaking Differs from Casual Conversation

Public speaking and casual conversation are similar in that they are done to inform, persuade or entertain an audience. They are different in that public speaking is more structured, is spoken in a formal language and has a formal delivery.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

5. 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.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

6. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

7. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech

Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

8. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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