Ch 36: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Public Speaking Strategies

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Let us assist as you study for the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam. These video lessons and quizzes offer information that can help you answer exam questions on public speaking strategies.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Public Speaking Strategies - Chapter Summary

Brush up on strategies for public speaking with these video lessons and quizzes that offer an opportunity to review various types of speeches and speech styles. You can also explore methods for crafting an effective public talk. You'll become ready to tackle exam questions on the following topics:

  • Interpersonal communication and social norms
  • Rubrics for class discussion
  • Public speaking as a tradition
  • Informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches
  • Speech styles
  • Diction and its influence on a speech
  • Vocal qualities and the ways in which they can convey meaning

Our instructors will help you in reviewing topics you may not have encountered for several years; there may be some new-to-you strategies provided. You can follow along with the video by using the written transcript included with each lesson. Some of these transcripts contain links to text lessons that offer related information.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades ELA: Public Speaking Strategies Chapter

In Ohio, passing the OAE Middle Grades ELA exam is mandatory for certification to teach language arts at this level. The OAE exam is divided into five sections, called domains, and questions on public speaking strategies are in the Oral and Visual Communication domain. This domain makes up 14% of the test's total.

All questions on the exam are multiple-choice, and the test is administered by computer. You can gain experience answering questions in this format with the quizzes that follow each of our lessons. These quizzes also offer a chance to gauge your knowledge of the subject and see where additional review time might be required.

7 Lessons in Chapter 36: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Public Speaking Strategies
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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.

Public Speaking as a Communication Process

2. 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.

The Historical Tradition of Public Speaking

3. The Historical Tradition of Public Speaking

Public speaking has been around for over 2,500 years. Through the years, not much has changed. Speaking before a large audience is still done for the same reasons: to inform, persuade or entertain.

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.

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