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Praxis English: Classroom Discussion Strategies - Chapter Summary
The video lessons and practice tests in this chapter cover strategies for facilitating classroom discussion, cultural sensitivity in the classroom and types of oral communication. Use these study resources to get ready for speaking and listening questions on the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis exam. After completing this chapter, you will be proficient in the following:
- Advantages of different types of oral communication
- Collaborative and cooperative learning
- Ideas for class discussion activities
- Creating a class discussion rubric
- Teaching in a diverse classroom
This chapter uses a combination of lessons and quizzes to help you get up to speed on oral communication and classroom discussion. Use the personal dashboard feature to measure your progress through the chapter, and don't hesitate to contact our instructors if you have any questions about the material!
Praxis English: Classroom Discussion Strategies Objectives
These lessons and practice quizzes correspond to questions on the writing, speaking and listening portion of the Praxis English exam, which is required to teach secondary English in many states. Among other topics, these questions will measure your understanding of the components of effective oral communication, including techniques and strategies to use in collaborative classroom discussion. You will also be asked about ways to tailor instruction to diverse cultural perspectives.
Writing, speaking and listening questions make up about 40% of the total exam. You can expect 49 selected-response questions and one constructed-response question, although the constructed-response question will not focus on classroom discussion topics. Use the practice quizzes and chapter exam in this study guide to get an idea of what you will be asked about on the test.
1. Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages
Oral communication is the process of expressing information or ideas by word of mouth. Learn more about the types and benefits of oral communication, and find out how you can improve your own oral communication abilities.
2. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
3. Class Discussion: Activities & Ideas
In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of class discussions. We will also review several different types of class discussion activities that are appropriate for a variety of grade levels and subjects.
4. Class Discussion Rubric Ideas for Teachers
Class discussions are an important part of any classroom experience. This lesson will provide some ideas for creating a rubric to hold students accountable for their participation in discussions.
5. Strategies for Teaching in a Diverse Classroom
The classroom is getting more diverse every day. Learn how to teach effectively in a diverse classroom, and give every student a chance to succeed. See how effective this lesson was by taking a quiz.
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