Praxis II: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038) Writing, Speaking, and Listening
Terms in this set (14)
Modes of Writing
Expository: writing presents factual information about a subject.
Descriptive: writing paints a picture of a subject through the use of vivid imagery and specific detail.
Narrative: writing is used to tell a story.
Persuasive: writing is used to convince the audience to believe or agree with the writer's argument or interpretation.
Argumentation: writing that requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner.
A daily record of news and events of a personal nature
A written, typed, or printed communication, especially one sent in an envelope by mail or messenger.
Most effective to cause change.
A short piece of writing on a particular subject
A formal address or discourse delivered to an audience
A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style
Providing information to explain and bolster the writer's opinion, claim, or belief
The surface features of writing — mechanics, usage, and sentence formation
Effective Research Practices
Formulating a question
Narrowing a topic
Choosing effective sources
Components of a citation
Book: Author, Title, Place of Publication, Publisher, Year
Ex. Evans, Richard J. The Third Reich at War (Italicized). New York: Penguin Press, 2009. Print.
Effective speech/presentation delivery
Eye contact, visual aids, tone
Writing workshop, modeling, use of rubrics, conferencing techniques, and provide useful feedback
Use of Oral Communication
One-on-one, in groups
Productive Participation and Active Listening during Collaborative Discussions
Selecting age appropriate topics, facilitating appropriate discussion behavior, ensuring accountability