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SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Being an Effective Listener - Chapter Summary
Make sure that your students are prepared for the SBA ELA (Smarter Balanced Assessment English Language Arts/Literacy) this spring. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, it assesses your students in the following areas that are included in this chapter:
- Stages of the listening process
- Active listening
- Listening for tone, attitude, agreement and disagreement
- Synthesizing and connecting information
- Listening for intonation cues, main point and pragmatic understanding
- Effective listening in groups
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1. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers
While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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!
8. Listening for Basic Comprehension
The basic level of listening is not difficult, but it takes some skill. Developing listening skills is important for many different people from virtually all walks of life.
9. Listening for Pragmatic Understanding
Listening and hearing aren't always the same thing. Certain situations call for a more focused kind of listening. In this lesson, we'll discuss some ways that you can listen to gain a pragmatic understanding of a topic.
10. Connecting & Synthesizing Information
Do you find it difficult to remember large amounts of information delivered verbally? This lesson will explain how to connect material when listening to a lecture or speech and synthesize the information into key and sub points to be able to better remember it.
11. 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.
12. 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.
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Other chapters within the Smarter Balanced Assessments - ELA Grades 6-8: Test Prep & Practice course
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- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Verbs & Adverbs
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Comma Rules
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Modifiers
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Phrases & Clauses
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Sentences
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Grammar Conventions
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Spelling Rules
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Inference & Context in Comprehension
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Identifying the Meaning of Words
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Figures of Speech
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Recognizing Literary Elements
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Organization of Written Works
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Identifying Climax & Plot
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Identifying Themes in Written Works
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Literary Genres & Other Types of Text
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Nonfiction
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Fiction
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Literary Fiction
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Analyzing Literary Drama
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Types of Poetry
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Interpreting Prose
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Point of View in Literature
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Texts
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Reading Informational Texts
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: The Writing Process
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Writing Effective Compositions
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Clear & Precise Writing
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Narrative Writing Strategies
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Descriptive Writing Strategies
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Expository Writing Strategies
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Persuasive Writing Strategies
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Research Strategies
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Using Supporting Evidence
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Citing Sources
- SBA ELA - Grades 6-8: Strategies for Effective Speaking
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