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Grade 5: Language: Oral Communication

Suggestions, activities and tools are available to assist you in advancing your skills in reading writing and oral communication.

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Logins for all VLC databases are found on the back of the VLC Bookmark.

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How to Listen and Summarize

Active Listening Steps

  1. Make eye contact/Follow speaker– Look the speaker in the eyes. When the speaker is addressing a large group (e.g., during a lecture or presentation), eye contact will not be possible. In this case, follow the speaker’s movements.
  2. Summarize what the speaker is saying– Summarize every few sentences by stating the main ideas. Take notes, if this is helpful.
  3. Make connections– Link what you are hearing to what you already know.
  4. Ask and answer questions – Check your understanding of what you’re hearing by asking questions about what you are hearing. If you can answer the questions, you understand the material. If you can’t answer the questions, you need to ask the speaker for help.

Speech Topics

This site gives many ideas for writing to speak; one of which is pictured below. Others topis are:

Arts & Culture; Fun & Whimsy; Sports & Games; Food; Seasons & Nature; Hobbies/interests.

Speech Topics for Children - Animals/Birds/Fish


Golden retriever puppy

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Book Suggestions

The books above are examples of how communicating (talking) gives people information about events happening in their lives. We must learn to choose our words carefully when communicating so that people get the right information.

Suggested Search Terms for Destiny:

  • communication
  • talking

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