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SBA ELA - Grade 11: Listening & Speaking Skills- Chapter Summary
Use these video lessons to help refresh and expand your student's abilities to craft an effective speech and pull the important points out of the speeches of others. In just 10 minutes or less, each video delivers expert instruction on the finer points of speaking and listening from an experienced educator of the subject. In this chapter your student will learn:
- How diction influences speech
- To listen for agreement, main point, and transitions
- About tailoring speeches to audience and purpose
- How to use vivid language and vocal qualities to positive effect
- To listen for intonation, tone, and attitude
The videos in this chapter are fun, informative, and memorable, ensuring that your student has more mental resources to draw upon when they sit down at the computer for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) for Grade 11 English. The lessons also have assessments you can use to get an idea of how your student is performing.
SBA ELA - Grade 11: Listening & Speaking Skills Chapter Objectives
In the 11th Grade English Language Arts SBA exam, your student will be faced with test items on reading, writing, researching, and listening/speaking. They will be required to complete about 8-9 questions related to listening and speaking, most of which are multiple-choice items. This is a relatively small portion of the assessments, but as the single measuring point for that entire category of learning that means each question carries a lot of weight in determining how your student is doing in it.
As such we have designed this chapter and another focused entirely on speaking and listening with a heavy emphasis on listening/interpreting, which is what the SBA English Language Arts blueprint indicates is the focus. By completing these lessons your student will be armed with the tools they will need to demonstrate excellent listening and speaking skills during the SBA.
1. How Diction Influences the Style of a Speech
Audience understanding has much to do with the speech writer's word choice. Diction involves an accurate, appropriate and understandable selection of words to better convey the meaning of a speech.
2. Transitions & Signal Words in Listening
When you're listening to someone speaking English, paying attention to transitions and signal words really pays off. Here are some tips with examples of how these words are used in conversations.
3. Listening for Agreement & Disagreement
Listening for agreement and disagreement can be tough if English isn't your first language. Here are some tips and practice questions to help you make it work.
4. Listening for the Main Point
In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!
5. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose
When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.
6. Using Vivid Language in Public Speaking
A speech should not bore the audience. To captivate your audience and command their attention, the use of vivid language is necessary. This includes using clarity, rhythm and vividness to get your audience to pay attention to your speech.
7. 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.
8. Listening for Intonation Cues
Making sense of intonation cues in spoken English can be tough, especially if it isn't your first language. To help you figure it out, here's a guide to what to listen for.
9. Listening for Tone & Attitude
When you're learning English, listening for a speaker's tone or attitude can be even harder than listening for meaning - here are some tips for how to make it work.
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Other chapters within the Smarter Balanced Assessments - ELA Grade 11: Test Prep & Practice course
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Parts of Speech
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Sentence Types & Parts
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Reading Basics
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Reading Interpretation & Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Literary Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Figurative Language
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Fiction Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Introduction to Nonfiction
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Informational & Scientific Text Analysis
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Analyzing US Historical Documents
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Writing Basics
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Academic Elements of Writing
- SBA ELA - Grade 11: Effective Listening
- Smarter Balanced Assessments - ELA Grade 11 Flashcards