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Ch 2: Types of Communication Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The lesson plans in this chapter can help strengthen your class lectures on communication types. Prepare quality lessons that cover body language, active listening, communication skills and more.

Types of Communication Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Simplify the process of creating lesson plans geared toward types of communication by utilizing this chapter's teacher resources. Reduce your research time and acquire great instructional and topical ideas and tips by reviewing lesson plans. These plans offer a variety of resources, including learning objectives, discussion questions and activity ideas. The topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Communication skills
  • Cultural body language and signs of body language
  • Active listening techniques
  • Whole body listening

Accompanying each lesson plan is one or more video or text lessons you can share with your students to enhance the class experience. Students can take quizzes with the lessons to assess their communication comprehension and take part in activities to reinforce lesson concepts.

How It Helps

  • Class discussion topics: Offers discussion topic ideas to get your students involved in your lessons
  • Homework or classwork suggestions: Shares ideas for homework or classwork assignments students can work on during or after school
  • Curriculum standards: Aligns the lesson ideas in this chapter with education standards

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning communication lessons and activities easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific communication skills, body language and active listening topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your communication types class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related communication lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important communication concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant communication-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

47 Lessons in Chapter 2: Types of Communication Lesson Plans
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Communication Skills Lesson Plan

1. Communication Skills Lesson Plan

Communication skills are crucial yet many students lack the basics. A text lesson gives important facts while an activity allows for practice. To continue on with instruction, take advantage of our suggestions for related lessons and extensions.

Communication Skills: Definition & Examples

2. Communication Skills: Definition & Examples

In this lesson you will learn the definition of communication skills and types of communication skills with examples. Following the lesson will be a brief quiz.

Thank You Letter Lesson Plan for Elementary School

3. Thank You Letter Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Writing thank you letters is an important skill for students to develop. Use this lesson to help your students learn about how to write a thank you letter

Body Language Lesson Plan

4. Body Language Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach students about body language. Students first learn the signs and messages given by body language, then examine body language in different cultures. Hands-on activities included.

Understanding Body Language: Definition & Signs

5. Understanding Body Language: Definition & Signs

Our body language can be a more effective means of communication than verbal or written language. In this lesson, we'll learn about types of human body language and what they convey to others. Test your knowledge with a short quiz after the lesson.

Body Language in Different Cultures

6. Body Language in Different Cultures

Different countries and their respective cultures employ different types of body language. This lesson will discuss a variety of body language used in different cultures.

Active Listening Lesson Plan

7. Active Listening Lesson Plan

Help students understand what you mean by 'active listening' with this lesson plan. Define the term for students, teach techniques, and view examples. Then have students practice with a fun game.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

8. 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.

Whole Body Listening Activities

9. Whole Body Listening Activities

Working on whole body listening with your students? This lesson gives an overview of the practice and details repeatable activities to use with your students so you can hit the ground running with this important concept.

Personal Space Lesson Plan

10. Personal Space Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides you with mini-activities, a full-fledged activity, an extension, as well as discussion topics and questions that will get students thinking about personal space.

Personal Space: Lesson for Kids

11. Personal Space: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that you have your own personal space, and so does every other individual? In this lesson, learn about what makes up a person's space, and how to read body language cues to determine how someone feels about their space.

Reflective Listening Lesson Plan

12. Reflective Listening Lesson Plan

What is reflective listening? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to help you explain the primary elements of this practice to your students and an activity to demonstrate it in action.

What is Reflective Listening? - Definition & Examples

13. What is Reflective Listening? - Definition & Examples

If you've ever had someone truly listen to you, you know how it helps you express and understand your thoughts. In this lesson, we will explore reflective listening, looking at its definition and then going through some examples.

Nonverbal Communication Lesson Plan

14. Nonverbal Communication Lesson Plan

Students are communicating all the time, whether they know it or not. Teach them about the all-important non-verbal communication with this video-based lesson plan. Active participation and application make this lesson stick.

Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition

15. Non-Verbal Communication: Examples, Types & Definition

In this lesson, you will learn where non-verbal communication comes from and why people display non-verbals cues. You will also see several examples of non-verbal communication that you will be able to spot in others.

Communication Games for the Workplace

16. Communication Games for the Workplace

Communication in the workplace is essential for success. This lesson gives a few games that are good for getting employees to really communicate successfully.

Oral Communication Lesson Plan

17. Oral Communication Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses a warm-up activity, discussion, quiz, main activity, and extension to help your students understand the basic components of proper oral communication.

Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

18. Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

Oral communication is the process of expressing information or ideas by word of mouth. Learn more about the types and benefits of oral communication, and find out how you can improve your own oral communication abilities.

Discussion Skills Lesson Plan

19. Discussion Skills Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses numerous mini-activities, a main activity, and a quiz to teach and let your students practice the basic elements of having a proper discussion.

How to Contribute to a Discussion

20. How to Contribute to a Discussion

In this lesson we explore some of the best ways to contribute meaningfully to classroom discussion, from making sure you are prepared to making sure your answers are concise.

Communication Activities for Families

21. Communication Activities for Families

There are many benefits to holding communication activities within a family. Some benefits include understanding what is happening in each person's life, upcoming events, and needs of each family member, as well as being aware of challenges.

Communication Activities for Teens

22. Communication Activities for Teens

Helping teenagers communicate with each other can go a long way toward supporting their social and emotional well-being. This lesson provides activities for fostering strong communication among teens.

Communication Activities for College Students

23. Communication Activities for College Students

Communicating is one of the most important skills needed to successfully navigate through life, and young adults often get their first experience in professional communication in college. This lesson's activities are designed to help college students practice professional communication.

Communication Activities for Preschoolers

24. Communication Activities for Preschoolers

Learning to communicate is one of a preschooler's main tasks. The activities in this lesson will keep preschool students engaged and interested while helping them develop communication skills.

Communication Activities for Couples

25. Communication Activities for Couples

From verbal to nonverbal, communication is fraught with misunderstandings, arguments, and sometimes complete collapse. Couples seeking ways to improve their communication skills will enjoy these activities designed to do just that.

Tone of Voice Activities for Adults

26. Tone of Voice Activities for Adults

If your adult students are learning about communication, examining tone of voice is an essential concept to explore. Use these activities to help students identify tone of voice and use appropriate tone of voice in various situations.

Tone of Voice Activities for Kids

27. Tone of Voice Activities for Kids

Learning how to read others' tones of voice can go a long way toward helping children communicate appropriately. This lesson offers fun and engaging activities that will help your students learn about tone of voice.

Body Language Activities for Kids

28. Body Language Activities for Kids

Body language is an important part of communication, and not everyone grasps it intuitively. This lesson offers activities that will help children learn and think about the different uses and types of body language.

Body Language Activities for Adults

29. Body Language Activities for Adults

Learning about how to read body language is an important skill for adults to master as they learn how to communicate with others. Use these activities to help teach adults about reading body language.

Body Language Lesson Plan for Elementary School

30. Body Language Lesson Plan for Elementary School

How do we use body language to communicate? This lesson plan begins with a text lesson to explain the power of body language to students. It concludes with an activity that gives them practice displaying and reading body language.

Body Language: Lesson for Kids

31. Body Language: Lesson for Kids

Body language is a way that people communicate with each other without using words. Explore how people use body language, see why it's important to pay attention to body language, and find out how your own body language can communicate with others.

Active Listening Lesson Plan for Elementary School

32. Active Listening Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan uses pantomime with hand signals to help students remember the actions required for active listening. Students will practice active listening skills in action with a small group story sharing exercise.

Active Listening Games & Exercises for Elementary Students

33. 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 Strategies for Kids

34. Active Listening Strategies for Kids

Do you actively listen when someone is talking? In this lesson, learn what active listening means, why it is important to actively listen, and identify strategies you can use to be an active listener.

Active Listening Games for Middle School

35. 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.

Active Listening Activities for Adults

36. Active Listening Activities for Adults

Active listening is a skill that can be learned and practiced, and is useful to adults of all ages. We can help adults learn active listening techniques through a series of engaging activities. Here are some examples.

Nonverbal Communication Activities for Kids

37. Nonverbal Communication Activities for Kids

Nonverbal communication is an important skill for kids to develop. This lesson will detail several activities you can use in your classroom to help your students practice and master their nonverbal communication skills.

Nonverbal Communication Activities for Adults

38. Nonverbal Communication Activities for Adults

A large proportion of human communication is nonverbal. Controlling your own nonverbal indicators, and interpreting the nonverbal communication of others, are valuable skills. Teach those skills using a few of these nonverbal communication activities.

What is Whole Body Listening?

39. What is Whole Body Listening?

In this lesson, we will define and discuss whole body listening. We will learn how to listen with our whole body. We will also learn what parts of our bodies are required in order to use whole body listening.

Bottom Up Listening Lesson Plan

40. Bottom Up Listening Lesson Plan

Bottom-up listening relies on understanding basic individual letter sounds to piece together meaning. This lesson plan teaches students about bottom-up listening and pairs students up to practice the concept of bottom-up listening.

Top Down & Bottom Up Listening Strategies in the Classroom

41. Top Down & Bottom Up Listening Strategies in the Classroom

Most of the teaching we do will incorporate some top down and bottom up listening. This lesson offers some strategies you can offer your students to help them get better at each kind of listening.

Bottom Up Learning Activities

42. Bottom Up Learning Activities

Bottom up learning is the kind of learning people do when they start by focusing on the details of language, such as words and grammatical structures. This lesson offers activities that will help your students improve their bottom up learning skills.

Bottom Up & Top Down Teaching Strategies

43. Bottom Up & Top Down Teaching Strategies

When you begin writing your curriculum, where do you start? This lesson provides two ways you might structure your lessons: bottom up and top down teaching. See examples of each and learn strategies you might use in your own classroom.

Top Down Listening Activities

44. Top Down Listening Activities

Top down listening happens when we activate our prior knowledge in order to help us make sense of what we are hearing. This lesson offers some activities you can do to help your students master top down listening.

Communication Skills Activities

45. Communication Skills Activities

One of the most important skills we can teach our students is how to communicate well. In this resource you will find a variety of communication building activities for middle and high school students.

Assertive Communication Skills Activities

46. Assertive Communication Skills Activities

Students have to be able to communicate effectively, and part of this is learning to be appropriately assertive. These activities can give your students practice with assertive communication.

Nonverbal Communication Activities for High School

47. Nonverbal Communication Activities for High School

Engaging your high school students in applying nonverbal communication skills is an important task that can help them throughout their lives. Use these activities to help students practice posture, facial expression, eye contact, and gestures.

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