Ch 25: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Listening Skills for Public Speaking

About This Chapter

Prepare for the PARCC ELA Grade 10 exam by watching these lessons to review the types of listening skills that are needed for public speaking. This chapter can help you learn about the difference between hearing and listening and how to become a better listener.

PARCC ELA- Grade 10: Listening Skills for Public Speaking - Chapter Summary

The chapter is composed of a series of lessons that are taught by our professional and knowledgeable instructors. In this chapter, you will learn about the importance of listening skills, which will be beneficial for the PARCC ELA Grade 10 exam. Following these lessons, you should have a firm understanding of:

  • The difference between hearing and listening
  • Effective listening
  • Different types of listening
  • Combining critical thinking with listening
  • Tips on how to become a better listener
  • Ways to improve your note-taking skills
  • How to handle audience questions during a speech

As long as you have a reliable internet connection, you can access our resources in this chapter wherever you are. Our video lessons, written transcripts and lesson quizzes are all mobile friendly. You will have the flexibility to study on your home computer or your mobile device. Having this convenience will make your studying experience much easier and suitable for your schedule.

7 Lessons in Chapter 25: PARCC ELA - Grade 10: Listening Skills for Public Speaking
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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.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

2. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.

Types of Listening: Pseudo-, Appreciative, Empathetic, Comprehensive & Critical

3. Types of Listening: Pseudo-, Appreciative, Empathetic, Comprehensive & Critical

Although people communicate by sending a message to a receiver, the message is received in different ways depending on the information. Different types of listening styles help us effectively understand messages we receive.

Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

4. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.

Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

5. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

Some people say listening is an art, but to be a good listener, it takes skill. There are strategies one can use to be a good listener. Some strategies include use of body language, asking the right questions and even empathy.

Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

6. Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech

When attending a speaking event, the tendency is to listen to what the speaker has to say. But it is equally important to take careful notes to determine the central idea of the speech.

Tips for Handling Audience Questions During a Presentation

7. Tips for Handling Audience Questions During a Presentation

An essential part of a professional presentation is providing a question and answer forum. This lesson covers tips for handing audience questions during a presentation.

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