ERIC Number: ED408637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Teaching Oral Communication in Grades K-8.
Chaney, Ann L.; Burk, Tamara L.
Focusing exclusively on the art and science of oral communication for grades K-8, this book explains fundamental concepts in contemporary oral communication instruction and suggests practical strategies for implementing a competency-based approach to oral communication in an integrated classroom setting. The book also emphasizes oral communication as a process that involves both speaking and listening; outlines specific competencies and authentic assessment methods for speaking and listening; includes exercises to help create a safe and inclusive classroom, along with tools to identify communication apprehension; and provides specific oral communication exercises for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 for use in integrated language arts programs. Chapters in the book are: (1) Positioning Oral Communication within the Language Arts; (2) The Importance of a Communication-Friendly Classroom; (3) Building Oral Communication Competency in a Variety of Contexts; (4) Focus on Listening; (5) Authentic Performance Assessment: Evaluating Oral Communication Competency; (6) Making the Most of Your Language Arts Textbook; (7) Exercises and Activities for Grades K through 2; (8) Exercises and Activities for Grades 3 through 5; (9) Exercises and Activities for Grades 6 through 8; and (10) Competitive Speech and Debate, Moot Courts, and Activities with Community Involvement. An appendix describes developing an oral communication lab and resource center. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Communication Apprehension, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Listening, Performance Based Assessment, Speech Communication, Speech Instruction, Student Evaluation
Allyn and Bacon, Order Processing, P.O. Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071 ($28.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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