ERIC Number: ED234464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Developing Oral Communication Skills.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Intended for use by both elementary and secondary school teachers, the two papers in this report stress the importance of developing students' oral and written communication skills. The first paper, "Relationship of Oral Communication to Reading," by Phil Backlund and John Johnson, argues that ability in oral communication is a prerequisite to the development of reading skill. To support this argument, it examines the historical role of speech communication in the classroom, reviews research discussing the importance of oral communication to reading, and offers suggestions for instruction and research. The second paper, "Developing Oral Communication Skills, K-12," by Jody Nyquist and Barbara Clinton, contains (1) a description of the oral communication process, (2) a listing of oral communication skills that can be expected of students within a specified grade range if the students have been provided direct instruction, and (3) a list of resources that describe classroom activities for teaching oral communication. The report also contains an extensive annotated bibliography. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: Prepared by the Oral and Written Communications Task Force.