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Ch 35: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening

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Use these lessons to review information on the characteristics and process of effective listening as you get ready to take the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam. Our videos and quizzes can help you tackle these types of exam questions.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to review facts on the process of listening and what makes for effective listening. Our videos explore the following topics that can help you answer questions on the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam:

  • How hearing and listening differ
  • Stages of the listening process
  • Techniques for active listening
  • Listening for tone and attitude, agreement and disagreement,
  • Recognizing intonation cues and main points
  • Basic comprehension and pragmatic understanding techniques
  • Connecting and synthesizing information
  • Types of listening in groups
  • Barriers to effective group listening

These lessons review information you may have studied in college, but odds are you'll learn a few new facts from our expert instructors. You can watch these videos on a computer or mobile device, whenever you have a few extra minutes.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Effective Listening Chapter

Passing the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam is a requirement for teachers seeking Ohio certification in this area. The exam has five content domains, and the questions on the material this chapter covers are in domain V, which examines competency in oral and visual communication. Domain V accounts for 14% of the exam's total score.

The OAE Middle Grades ELA exam is a computer-based, multiple-choice test, like the brief quizzes that accompany our video lessons. These quizzes allow you to assess your learning, and also offer the opportunity to answer questions in a format similar to what you'll face on OAE exam day.

11 Lessons in Chapter 35: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Effective 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.

Listening for Tone & Attitude

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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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