Listening and Speaking Skills
- Speaks clearly and fluently
- Able to retain audience interest
- Formulates and poses questions readily
- Participates in group listening and speaking activities
- Shows courtesy toward others
- Is aware of and attempts to use and interpret non-verbal communication
- Communicates through speech
- Uses listening and speaking to:
· express ideas, feelings, observations, and opinions
· to amuse and entertain
· to explore and maintain relationships
· request and give information
· to direct or command
· to describe, to make comparisons
· to clarify
· to evaluate
- Can build on the ideas of others
- Listens to the ideas of others
- Is confident when using new words
- Uses voice appropriately to audience in terms of pitch, volume and intonation
- Listens actively and creatively
- Can follow detailed verbal instructions and directions
Is confident when speaking
- Shows respect for the language and ideas of others
This checklist is taken from Chapter 9 Checklists in Getting Started with Hoemschooling Practical Considerations by Beverley Paine.
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