ERIC Number: ED331105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Activities in Listening and Speaking. Bulletin No. 91337.
Last, Ellen; DeMuth, Robert J.
This guide contains classroom activities designed to encourage effective listening and speaking instruction at all developmental levels. Called the Comprehensive Listening and Speaking Sequence (CLASS), the activities are developed in three parts. The pre-kindergarten through grade three sequence provides learning activities that may be used by either teachers or parents in school or non-school settings. The middle level sequence includes a variety of listening and speaking activities that may be integrated across the curriculum in grades four through eight, integrated in middle school English courses, or used as the primary focus of instruction in separate middle school courses in listening and speaking. The high school sequence is intended as a curriculum for a basic, required course on the essentials of listening and speaking. Overall, the sequence provides the basis for listening and speaking instruction throughout the school experience, to help students acquire and refine listening and speaking skills essential to everyday life. Each of the three parts of this sequence reflects a functional communication approach to curriculum design. Each one begins with an introductory unit stressing the communication process and the verbal and nonverbal delivery skills that undergird all messages. Each part then presents clusters of learning activities organized around the five communication functions, affective, ritualistic, imaginative, informative, and persuasive. While organized around communication functions, this guide nonetheless provides opportunities for students to initiate and receive a variety of messages involving differing audiences, media, contexts, and message forms. Thirty-two references and a 44-item annotated bibliography are attached. (MG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.