Ch 35: Ohio Assessments ELA: Effective Listening Strategies

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Refresh your knowledge of effective strategies for listening as you study for the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. The text and video lessons in this chapter can help you correctly answer these types of exam questions.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Effective Listening Strategies - Chapter Summary

Let us help you review types of listening and strategies for effective listening as you study for the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. The lessons in this chapter cover the following topics in order to help you answer exam questions:

  • The difference in hearing and listening
  • Stages of the listening process
  • Techniques for active listening
  • Types of listening, including listening for tone, attitude, agreement and disagreement
  • Listening for the main point, basic comprehension, intonation cues and the main points
  • Critical, selective, empathetic and active listening in groups
  • Barriers to effective listening for groups

You can view these lessons at any time, using a computer or mobile device. The lessons include video tags that let you easily find key areas for review. If you have additional questions, you can contact the instructors for answers.

Objectives of the Ohio Assessments ELA: Effective Listening Strategies Chapter

In Ohio, teacher licensure in integrated language arts calls for passing the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. The exam is divided into five sections, called domains. The material explored in this chapter's lessons is part of the domain on oral and visual communication, which comprises 12% of the total score.

All the questions in this part of the Ohio Assessments ELA exam are multiple choice and delivered on computer. The quizzes at the end of each of our lessons are in the same format, and you can use our quizzes to practice answering questions in this format. The quizzes also let you gauge your learning and see where you might need extra study.

11 Lessons in Chapter 35: Ohio Assessments ELA: Effective Listening Strategies
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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.

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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