Ch 3: PLACE Elementary Education: Communication Strategies

About This Chapter

Delve into the various forms of communication and strategies on how to effectively teach and use them through this PLACE Elementary Education study guide chapter. Watch the video lessons in this chapter to learn about written, verbal and nonverbal communication.

PLACE Elementary Education: Communication Strategies - Chapter Summary

Having the ability to analyze and utilize various forms of communication are essential skills for educators. This Communication Strategies chapter will help prepare you for the PLACE Elementary Education exam by helping you hone your communication efforts with study in the following areas:

  • Determining the purpose of a text
  • Stages of the writing process
  • Exploring expository writing examples
  • Writing persuasive and narrative essays
  • Using source information
  • Strategies for prewriting and organizing an essay
  • Importance of precise language
  • Developing an effective presentation and using vocal attributes to emphasize meaning
  • Role of nonverbal communication

This study guide chapter provides instruction on and examples of effective written and verbal communication. By studying the strategies covered in the video lessons and utilizing the self-assessment quizzes, you can gauge your understanding of these topics and prepare for the PLACE Elementary Education exam. Our expert instructors are always available for questions to ensure our coverage of the material is clear and understandable.

PLACE Elementary Education: Communication Strategies Chapter Objectives

The Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators (PLACE) Elementary Education exam is designed to assess an educator's knowledge and skills in state teaching objectives and gauge readiness for classroom instruction. The exam is divided into six subject areas with multiple-choice questions in each area. The communication strategies content reviewed in this study guide chapter is incorporated into the Language Arts and Literacy portion of the exam. After studying the material presented in this chapter and practicing your skills with the lesson quizzes and chapter exam, you will be familiar with the types and format of the questions found on the PLACE Elementary Education exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: PLACE Elementary Education: Communication Strategies
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How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

1. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.

The Writing Process: Stages & Activities

2. The Writing Process: Stages & Activities

Writers don't just sit down and write; they go through a process to perfect their writing. In this lesson, we'll look at the writing process and how teachers can use it in their classrooms, including specific activities for each stage.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

4. How to Write a Persuasive Essay and Use Several Sources

In a persuasive essay in which you cite multiple sources, it's important to strike the right balance and use your sources to support your points without depending on them too much. In this lesson, we'll cover how to use multiple sources effectively to support your argument while still fully developing your own ideas in a persuasive essay.

Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

5. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics

Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.

Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples

6. Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples

You should learn prewriting techniques, such as brainstorming, mapping, and freewriting, to produce well-planned, focused essays. This lesson explains the basics for how to conduct effective prewriting.

How to Organize an Essay

7. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

8. The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

The simple tips in this lesson will help your writing come to life. Learn how to choose particular nouns and verbs that are active or that show precise states of being, perfect modifiers, and, as an added bonus, a very powerful writing tool: similes.

Organizing & Developing an Effective Presentation

9. Organizing & Developing an Effective Presentation

Preparing a presentation can seem difficult and overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be. In this lesson, we'll introduce the 'A.C.E.' acronym and explain how using it can set you up for a successful experience.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

10. 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.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

11. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.

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