Ch 13: SBA - ELA Grades 3-5: Effective Listening

About This Chapter

Lesson review is made fun in these videos on how to listen, and to do so productively. Your student will get useful practice for the SBA in English Language Arts for grades 3-5 as they complete the quizzes and test.

SBA ELA - Grade 3-5: Effective Listening - Chapter Summary

Chances are both parents and teachers have a pretty good idea of whether their students are good listeners, so assigning this chapter to them is going to be a no-brainer. Your 3rd-5th-grade student will be better prepared for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts as they discover various aspects of listening and pulling information from the spoken word in these short videos. To get your student up to speed on important topics in listening, this chapter covers:

  • The listening process in four stages
  • Several types of listening, from fake to critical
  • Analyzing the content of others' speech
  • How to be an effective and active listener
  • Taking notes
  • Listening as part of a group
  • Barriers to listening

Even the most inattentive listener will pay attention to our videos: our expert instructors designed them to be fun and just entertaining enough to capture their focus and deliver potent instruction. Teachers can individualize homework assignments by using the assign function in their teacher's account, making sure each student gets the specific review they need as they prepare. At home, the student can print off the lesson transcript and use it as a study guide, and they can watch the videos there or while on the road using a mobile device.

SBA ELA - Grade 3-5: Effective Listening Chapter Objectives

The SBA can be quite an intimidating test process: the English Language Arts portion alone takes about four hours for grades 3-5 and includes multiple choice, brief response, and essay responses. The good news is that it is not done all at once, there is no time limit during assessments, and, with our videos here, dusting off all the important information is a cinch.

The category for Speaking/Listening includes 8-9 of the 38-40 Computer Adaptive Testing items and they are entirely multiple choice. That is a relatively low amount of questions, but that just means that there is less leeway for incorrect answers in that section. The assessment is not scored as pass/fail, but as a scale of performance against the Common Core State Standards. Despite this, it is important that your student perform at their best so they can be appropriately assigned future and/or remedial classes to ensure they are up to par. These lessons are designed specifically to get them thinking about the topics on the assessments and clear away the cobwebs from the year's classroom lessons.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: SBA - ELA Grades 3-5: 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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