Ch 14: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Effective Listening

About This Chapter

Give yourself a refresher in the principles of listening as you prepare for the SBA for Grade 11 English Language Arts. You will get lots of practice in listening strategies as you watch the videos and take the assessments.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Effective Listening - Chapter Summary

Listening is not a huge part of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for 11th-Grade English--there are only 8-9 items--but it is still important that you review basic concepts to maximize your assessment performance. The brief videos in this chapter will help get you ready by covering such topics as:

  • The four-stage listening process
  • Types of listening
  • Active, critical and effective listening
  • Barriers to listening
  • Tips for better listening and understanding accented English
  • Group listening
  • Note-taking skills

The videos include a lecture by an expert English educator with fun graphics designed to hold your attention. They use real-world examples in the lessons and exam questions similar to those you will see in the SBA to ensure the lessons are highly applicable and useful. Use the lesson transcripts for a handy study guide.

SBA ELA - Grade 11: Effective Listening Chapter Objectives

Your student will complete the 11th Grade English Language Arts SBA to measure their understanding of English language concepts they should have learned during high school. It is not a timed test and the results are more of an ability ranking than a pass/fail score, making it a fairly unique assessment process. By completing these lessons, your student will be able to review areas in which they may be struggling so that the assessment process is not stressful and returns an accurate reflection of your strengths.

The assessments consist of three types of items: computer adaptive testing (CAT), performance tests (PT), and in-class activities. The CAT provides both multiple-choice and brief-response questions, the difficulty of which is dependent on student responses. The PT are also completed on computers, but they are essentially research projects where your student is provided research sources and a prompt, and required to develop an effective argument in essay form. The listening portion is entirely CAT, so the multiple-choice practice your student will get here will be particularly helpful.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: SBA ELA - Grade 11: Effective Listening
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The Four Stages of the Listening Process

1. The Four Stages of the Listening Process

The human mind goes through stages when listening to and processing new information for comprehension. Learn about this process and the four stages of listening.

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

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

Listening, which is the process of giving active attention to a speaker, is an important part of communication. Learn about the different types of listening, including pseudo, appreciative, empathetic, comprehensive, and critical, understand which type of listening is most appropriate in different situations, and recognize the difference between empathy and sympathy.

Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

3. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

Critical listening and thinking skills are important to evaluate others' speeches. Learn about listening as a critical thinking activity, analyzing the speaker's claims, and evaluating claims of the speaker.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

4. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

Active listening is more than 'hearing' someone's words - it involves the goal of understanding the views and feelings of the person speaking. Discover the definition and examples of active listening, as well as active listening techniques such as: paraphrasing, summarizing, questioning, and clarifying.

Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

5. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

Being a good listener involves more than just hearing what the other person has to say. Learn about the four stages of listening, what it means to be an active listener, and discover some tips and strategies for becoming a better listener.

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

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

Knowing how to take quality notes during a speech is an invaluable skill to have, and it all begins with being a good listener. Learn not only why taking-notes is so important, but also discover tips regarding how to become a better listener, and specific strategies on how to take notes efficiently and affectively.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

7. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

Effective listening does not only mean hearing what a speaker is saying but also the speaker listening to the audience. Study the definition of effective listening and overcoming obstacles when speaking publically, such as trying to gauge the mood of the crowd and taking strategic pauses to make sure the audience is engaged.

Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

8. Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

Listening effectively in groups is a key skill that allows relationships to grow and positively impacts work productivity. Learn four types of effective listening, including selective, critical, active, and empathic listening, and explore the role of group size in effective listening.

Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

9. Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

Barriers to effective listening in groups include selective listening and selective perception. Learn about effective listening, barriers to effective listening, and strategies to improve listening skills.

Listening to Accented English

10. Listening to Accented English

It is a good idea to listen to accented English, specifically accents of non-American native English speakers, if one is taking a standardized English test. Learn more about the different non-American accents, explore tips for listening to different types, and understand how to apply this knowledge to the TOEFL test.

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