ERIC Number: ED236735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Oral Communication Curriculum.
Monda, Lori C.
Recognizing the need for systematic teaching material on oral communication, this program offers a six-week oral communication curriculum for students in grades six through nine. Based on the recognition that oral communication is a process influenced by variables such as context (setting, audience, situation, topic, cultural norms) and function (purpose), as well as by the skill level of the communicator, the program presents two lessons for each week. Skills covered include following directions, listening, memorizing, visualizing, speaking clearly, exercising effective questioning and discussion techniques, giving and taking directions, identifying main ideas, interviewing, organizing messages, persuading, role playing, and understanding context. Because students differ in their communication needs and abilities, a variety of techniques is used to teach the skills, including relaxation, brainstorming, explanation, demonstration, practice, discussion, feedback, coaching, and review. (Appendixes include a nonverbal communication observer checklist, a speaking checklist, and a persuasion feedback sheet.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared in the Crossroads Basic Skills Improvement Program, California State University, Long Beach. For a related document, see ED 220 873.