Listening for Details Self-Assessment
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll use active listening skills to answer 10 questions based on a story.
By David Wehmeyer
The student watches a car move through a city and writes directions based on the car's route.
Mechanism Description: Stopwatch
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll write a technical description of a stopwatch.
Tricky Communication Situations: Magic Secret Formulas
By Marilyn Carien
In this learning activity you'll create strategies for sending and receiving complaints and requests.
By Claudia Zins
In this learning activity you'll review how to use possessive nouns and play a game using them.
Identifying Acceptable Paraphrases
By Jennifer Madej
In this learning activity you'll identify acceptable paraphrases of source material.
Noun/Pronoun Agreement: Exercise 1
By Rosie Bunnow
In this learning activity you'll select the correct pronoun to match the given noun.
Noise in the Communication Process
In this activity, students practice recognizing the different types of noise in the communication process.
By Wanda Lay
In this learning activity you'll review possessive form of nouns. You'll demonstrate competency by typing in the correct response.
The Johari Window
By Kathy Henning
In this learning activity you'll create a Johari Window.
By Deborah Kunkle
Learners study the process used to diagram sentences, and then work through numerous exercises to test their knowledge.
Practice With Suffixes (Nouns)
By Susan Herscher
Students add suffixes to base words to form nouns in this interactive lesson.
How to Listen Better (Screencast)
By Barbara Liang
The learner examines what it means to listen respectively and how to become a better listener.
Summary Writing (Screencast)
In this screencast, students demonstrate an understanding of summary writing by reading step-by-step instructions and then summarizing short paragraphs. Examples of summaries that are poorly written, as well as those that are written well, are included.
Writing Effective Paraphrases
In this learning activity you'll practice paraphrasing brief, non-fiction passages.
Distinguishing Between the Content Message and the Relational Message (Screencast)
In this screencast, you'll distinguish the differences between the content message and the relational message.
How to Listen Better
The learner reads a description of what it means to listen respectively. He or she then writes a brief action plan for becoming a better listener.
Creating and Formatting a Memo
By Deborah Seline
In this learning activity you'll explore different reasons to write a memo and how to create it.
Writing a Sentence Outline (Screencast)
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this screencast, you'll examine writing a sentence outline using complete sentences for headings, subheadings, main points, and subpoints.
By Barbara Liang, Andrea Krabbe
Learners read about nonverbal communication. In a drag-and-drop exercise, they evaluate photos of people interacting and determine if the behaviors shown interfere with communication or enhance it.
Parts of Speech in Sentences: The Order of Operations
By David Hardgrove
Learners identify the parts of speech by following a certain order until each word in a sentence is labeled. In a variety of exercises, learners practice finding verbs, prepositional phrases, subjects, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions.
Matching In-Text Documentation to a Works Cited Page
In this learning activity you'll identify correctly formatted MLA citations.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
By Therese Nemec
The learner will identify ways to overcome barriers to critical thinking and problem-solving including false memories, personal biases and prejudices, and physical and emotional hindrances.
Developing the Central Idea
In this learning activity you'll apply techniques for identifying a central idea to a practice exercise.
Creating and Using Presentation Note Cards
In this learning activity you'll create presentation note cards to use during your speech.