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11.1.1: Nonverbal Communication

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    23395
  • Reading 091
    Nonverbal Communication

    Learning Objectives

    • Nonverbal Communication video examples and Satir’sCommunication Stances
    • Essential Question: How are physical gestures and verbal expressions linked?
      • What does current the brain science teach us about this?

    • Article Review: “Gestures Offer Insight”  from Scientific American Mind (Note: full article available through Academic Search Premier library database)

    • Reading Skill: mapping the overall idea, the key supporting points/ideas/reasons, and the supporting details/examples/evidence.

    • Homework: Read, annotate, and take notes on Ch. 1 What is Marketing?  for class next Tuesday

    Nonverbal Communication Styles: How do we use nonverbal communication in our everyday lives?

    Why should you know more about non-verbal communication?

    How can your knowledge of nonverbal question make a difference in your life?

    Annotating your “Gestures Offer Insight” Article

    • Overall Main Idea: overarching main idea, thesis statement, argumentative claim, key claim. Some times the overall main idea is not stated, but in most informational texts it is. If a main idea is communicated not stated directly, it is an implied overall main idea.

    • Supporting Main Ideas: major ideas that support or help develop the author’s overall main idea, thesis, claim (like section and paragraph topic sentences). Sometimes these supporting main ideas are not stated directly; they are implied and you must infer them from the text presented.

    • Supporting Evidence/Detail: major and minor details, examples, research studies, facts, description, narrative examples.

    • Supporting Explanation: commentary, explanation of major or minor details; explains the relationship of evidence to the supporting or overall main idea.

    Reviewing your annotations

    • Follow the model on the doc camera. 

    Exercise: Mapping the main and supporting ideas and evidence. 

    Main Idea Chart

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    De-brief Mapping Activity and Homework

    • Homework: Read, annotate, and take notes on Ch. 1 What is Marketing?  for class next Tuesday

    • As you read your homework, annotate your text for:

      • overall main idea/claim/thesis 

      • key supporting ideas, and 

      • details and evidence including /examples/facts that support those ideas or the overall main idea (thesis/claim).

    • This means you will label every paragraph in the selection. Re-phrasing the point of each paragraph in your label will help you figure out the purpose of that paragraph and/or section of the article.

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