Ch 3: Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills to Children

About This Chapter

This chapter offers a helpful overview of the strategies that can be used to teach speaking and listening skills to children. Explore evidence-based instruction, presentation skills, tools for teaching ELL students, and much more.

Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills to Children - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll look at the range of techniques and activities teachers can use to promote speaking and listening skills in children. These lessons cover a range of grades and backgrounds, explaining how to pitch lessons at the right level and adapt instruction methods to students' individual needs. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Use evidence-based instruction to teach listening and speaking skills
  • Outline the importance of presentation skills in the classroom
  • Make use of assessments and a range of resources to teach speaking skills to ELL students
  • Teach students how to evaluate others' speeches and the effectiveness of their own message
  • Integrate active listening games and exercises for elementary and middle school pupils

These short, engaging video lessons have been devised by accredited instructors and aim to make the learning process as straightforward as possible. Study at your own pace thanks to the video transcripts and the Timeline function, which allows you to jump to various points of the video and revise the topics most relevant to you. Don't forget to test yourself using the quizzes provided and track your progress through the chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills to Children
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Evidence-Based Instruction for Listening & Speaking

1. Evidence-Based Instruction for Listening & Speaking

The objective of this lesson is to cover research-based speaking and listening strategies that will help teachers of English Language Arts build these skills for a variety of social and academic purposes.

Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills in Children

2. Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills in Children

The phrase 'children should be seen and not heard' was probably never uttered by an educator who valued the importance of literacy development. Find out how children can be invited into conversations that are meaningful to them and their lives.

The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Classroom

3. The Importance of Presentation Skills in the Classroom

Developing presentation skills in the classroom is important for improving communication and creating positive learning experiences. In this lesson, we'll explore effective presentation skills and why they are important for students to learn.

Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

4. Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources

Do you remember learning to speak English? Most native speakers don't, and this can make it hard to teach someone else speaking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at various forms of spoken language acquisition as well as guidelines for instruction.

Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

5. 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.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Message

6. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Message

It's important that we evaluate the effectiveness of our message by developing and using strategic questions to identify strengths and weaknesses. In this lesson, we'll identify the qualities of an effective message and explore strategies for evaluating our own work.

Active Listening Games & Exercises for Elementary Students

7. 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.

Active Listening Games for Middle School

8. Active Listening Games for Middle School

Active listening is a key skill that can aid students in many aspects of their academic and personal lives. This lesson provides active listening games for use in middle school classrooms.

Speaking & Listening Assessments for ELL Students

9. Speaking & Listening Assessments for ELL Students

This lesson will present an overview of informal versus formal assessments. Teachers will learn strategies for assessing English language learners' (ELLs) speaking and listening skills.

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