Ch 15: NMTA Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom

About This Chapter

Let us help you brush up on your knowledge of oral communication and ways to improve it. These lessons are designed to help you prepare for NMTA Reading exam questions on this topic.

NMTA Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to review information on public speaking techniques, group communication and effective listening in groups as you study for the NMTA Reading exam. Our videos and quizzes can aid you in dealing with exam questions on topics including:

  • Cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Differences between oral and written language styles
  • Communicating through public speaking
  • How to use inclusive language
  • Grammar and pronunciation in public speaking
  • Problems in group communication
  • Ways to improve communication skills

This series of short videos contain many features to help you prepare for the exam. The lessons are available anytime you have access to the Internet, and there are printable worksheets with quiz questions that you can answer offline. You can even contact the experts who designed these lessons if you have additional questions.

NMTA Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Reading may be used to meet initial teaching license requirements and is also required to add a reading endorsement to an existing license to teach. The exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, divided into four subareas. Questions on the material this chapter covers are in Subarea IV, Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language Development. This subarea has 26 questions.

Every lesson contains a multiple-choice quiz that lets you assess your knowledge of the topics in this chapter. You'll get immediate feedback about what questions you missed and will be guided to the parts of the lesson that discuss those subjects. The quizzes also give you practice answering questions in the format you'll face on the test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: NMTA 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.

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