Discovery School: Beginning Listening and Speaking
From active listening skills to giving clear directions and presenting information to a group, students learn listening and speaking strategies, including elements of nonverbal cues and persuasive messages in the context of real-life speaking situations.
Beginning Listening and Speaking teaches listening and speaking strategies, including elements of nonverbal cues. The video is divided into the following segments:
Group Discussions When you are in a group discussion it is important to share your own ideas with the group and to be a good listener.
Asking About Avalanches When in class, students can learn from the teacher and each other by asking questions.
Knowing the Facts Knowing the facts can help you support your opinions and better respond to questions.
Active Listening If a classmate is sharing information, one way to participate in a discussion is to listen carefully and think about how his or her experiences compare to your own.
Speaking Up In order to become a good speaker there are different speaking strategies you can use to present information clearly and help listeners understand what you are saying.
In a Manner of Speaking Using figurative language like simile and idioms helps us to be more expressive when we speak.
Giving a Speech Giving a speech is a good way to communicate ideas and information to a group of people.
Body Language Making eye contact with your audience, gesturing to reinforce important points, and standing up straight can help make you a more effective speaker.
Verbal Variety When you give a speech, you need to practice using the best volume, pace, and enunciation.
Public Speaking Before giving a presentation, it is helpful to organize what you are going to say and how you are going to say it.
Listening With Purpose We listen with a purpose to get specific information.
Listen Up When listening to someone speak it is important to understand the main idea and supporting details of what they are saying.
Swirling Persuasion Persuasive messages come in different forms; they can describe something in great detail to sound very appealing and might also give you a lot of reasons why you should do something.
Nonverbal Cues Sometimes when a person speaks they can convey different ideas without using words. Nodding, hand gestures, shrugging your shoulders, or raising your hand are all examples of nonverbal cues.
Everyday Language: Letís Do Lunch People change the volume and tone of their voice depending on the situation they are in and the person they are speaking with.
Accents and Expressions In the United States, people speak with different accents and use different expressions and words depending on where they live.
Available in DVD format.
Running time: 30 minutes
Ideal for grades: 3 - 5