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Speaking & Listening Characteristics - Chapter Summary
Ensure you have a quality understanding of speaking and listening characteristics with help from this entertaining chapter. Our bite-sized lessons closely examine the basics of active listening, fallacies, visuals in communication and purpose in media messages. You'll be able to explain ways to show information, recognize biases in written works, teach listening skills to children and also do the following:
- Exhibit knowledge of communication and collaboration in academic discussion
- Choose media sources for literacy instruction
- List activities and games related to following verbal directions and active listening
- Explain the purpose of the style of a speech
- Detail how to convey meaning in public speaking using vocal qualities
- Consider articulation, pronunciation and dialect in public speaking
- List and discuss propaganda techniques in informational text
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1. Communication & Collaboration in Academic Discussions
In this lesson, we will identify characteristics, elements, and features of effective communication and collaboration in academic discussions with diverse partners. We will discuss specific strategies for effective collaborative communication in discussion groups.
2. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction
Media and literacy can go hand-in-hand, creating an engaging classroom of learning. But, how can teachers choose the best media for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll examine media use in the literacy classroom, including criteria for choosing instructional media.
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. Active Listening Games & Exercises for Elementary Students
What is active listening, how do students do it, and why? This lesson answers these questions and provides ways for you to increase active listening in your classroom using fun games and exercises to reach all students.
5. Teaching Listening Skills to Children
Sometimes it seems like children just won't listen! Maybe they simply don't have the skills yet. This lesson will give you some strategies for teaching your students to listen.
6. Following Verbal Directions Activities & Games
Do you have trouble getting your students to listen and follow through when you give instructions? This lesson will give you a few ideas to help your students practice following verbal directions.
7. 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.
8. Ways to Show Information: Visual, Oral & Quantitative
There are many different ways to present information, and all have their own advantages. In this lesson, we'll learn about the three major ways to show information - visual, oral, and quantitative presentations - and the benefits of each.
9. 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.
10. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking
The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, pronunciation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.
11. The Role of Visuals in Communication
Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.
12. Analyzing Purpose in Media Messages
In this lesson, we will examine advertisements to understand how they construct and convey messages. We will learn how to identify authorship, content, and audiences. We will also look at some strategies to analyze media messages.
13. Propaganda Techniques in Informational Text
In this lesson, you will know about the different propaganda techniques that might be used in informational texts, as well as learn how to identify these.
14. Understanding Fallacy: Impact on Reasoning
When preparing a speech or conducting academic writing, understanding how to spot fallacies in reasoning is very important. This lesson will teach you the pitfalls in types of reasoning.
15. Recognizing Biases, Assumptions & Stereotypes in Written Works
In this lesson, we will define and learn how to recognize biases, assumptions and stereotypes in written works. We will also practice identifying these elements with a few writing samples.
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