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Ch 36: Ohio Assessments ELA: Public Speaking Strategies

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Use these lessons and quizzes to review information on public speaking strategies as you prepare for the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. The material reviewed here can help you correctly answer questions on this topic.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Public Speaking Strategies - Chapter Summary

Brush up on strategies for effective public speaking as you review information for the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. These video lessons will help you answer exam questions on the following topics:

  • Social norms regarding interpersonal communication
  • Rubrics for class discussions
  • Informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches
  • Speech styles
  • Diction and its influence on the style of a speech
  • How vocal qualities can convey meaning in a speech

These brief lessons are developed and led by professional instructors who make learning fun. You can review the videos on a computer, phone or tablet, anywhere you have access to the Internet.

Objectives of the Ohio Assessments ELA: Public Speaking Strategies Chapter

This exam is divided into five domains, and the topics covered in these lessons are in the domain on oral and visual communication. This domain makes up 12% of the test's total score.

Like the quizzes at the end of our video lessons, questions on the Ohio Assessments ELA exam are multiple choice and delivered on a computer. The quizzes give you experience in taking tests in this format and also let you assess your knowledge and determine if you need additional review before test day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 36: Ohio Assessments 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.

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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