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

As messages are sent to us, it seems as though we simply hear and react, but there is actually a process that our brains use to process the information. It begins with attending, then interpreting, responding and finally remembering the information.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

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

Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.

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.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

7. 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.

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

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

Being an effective listener allows relationship building and leads to increased productivity in the workplace. To form an environment for effective listening, you need to know the best group sizes and the four types of effective listening.

Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

9. Barriers to Effective Listening in Groups

Barriers to effective listening in groups can cause significant workplace issues. Selective listening and selective perception are two type of problems that can impede successful business decisions.

Listening to Accented English

10. Listening to Accented English

In real life and on standardized English tests, you'll have to work with listening passages read by speakers with non-American accents. Watch this lesson to get some hands-on practice.

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