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ERIC Number: ED518451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5711-0881-4
Well Spoken: Teaching Speaking to All Students
Palmer, Erik
Stenhouse Publishers
All teachers at all grade levels in all subjects have speaking assignments for students, but many teachers believe they don't know how to teach speaking, and many even fear public speaking themselves. In his new book, "Well Spoken", veteran teacher and education consultant Erik Palmer shares the art of teaching speaking in any classroom. Teachers will find thoughtful and engaging strategies for integrating speaking skills throughout the curriculum. Palmer stresses the essential elements of all effective oral communication, including: (1) Building a Speech: Audience, Content, Organization, Visual Aids, and Appearance; (2) Performing a Speech: Poise, Voice, Life, Eye Contact, Gestures, and Speed; and (3) Evaluating a Speech: Creating Effective Rubrics, Guiding Students to Excellence. "Well Spoken" contains a framework for understanding the skills involved in all effective oral communication, offers practical steps and lesson ideas that any teacher needs to successfully teach speaking in a variety of situations--from classroom discussions to formal presentations--and includes a set of tools for students--from how to grab the audience's attention to how to use emphatic hand gestures and adjust speed for effect.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A