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Language Is A Tool3

  1. 1. Language is a Tool By Ms. Milis
  2. 2. What is Language Used For? <ul><li>To speak </li></ul><ul><li>To Tell something to someone </li></ul><ul><li>To ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate </li></ul>
  3. 3. English! What is it? <ul><li>A word </li></ul><ul><li>A class </li></ul><ul><li>A language </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Communication? <ul><li>According to Webster’s Dictionary, “ Communication is the act of communicating.” </li></ul><ul><li>That doesn’t help us! </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to communicate? </li></ul><ul><li>To make known </li></ul><ul><li>To transmit a message </li></ul><ul><li>To interchange thoughts, feelings, and ideas </li></ul>
  5. 5. Communication Takes a Sender and a Receiver <ul><li>It takes two to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>A sender: the person giving the message </li></ul><ul><li>A receiver: the person receiving the message </li></ul>
  6. 6. Five Ways we Communicate
  7. 7. We Communicate By… <ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>With our Bodies (includes appearance, facial expressions, and hand gestures) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Review <ul><li>A hammer is a tool used to build things. </li></ul><ul><li>Language is a tool used to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication requires an exchange between two parties. </li></ul><ul><li>The sender transmits the message. </li></ul><ul><li>The receiver receives the message. </li></ul><ul><li>Five ways humans communicate are: </li></ul><ul><li>Listening, speaking, reading, writing, and body language </li></ul><ul><li>So What! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Happens if Your Tools are Broken?
  10. 11. When Language Isn’t Used Correctly, the Receiver Doesn’t get It! It is Not Communication!
  11. 13. Punctuation, Tone, Grammar, and Voice are all Tools of Language. <ul><li>What is the job of an exclamation point? </li></ul><ul><li>What does a verb do? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of an adjective? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between saying someone is pretty and saying someone is cute? </li></ul>
  12. 14. Look at these sentences written to the principal about the quality of education on B-track. Which sentence, do you think, transmits the clearest message for the purpose at hand? <ul><li>Yo! Valloni B-track sucks big time change it man. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Vallone, the quality of education on B-tack is truly suffering for lack of AP and honors’ classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Vallone I no that they don’t belive will do it but they all ways should lisen. </li></ul><ul><li>You should give us better food we’ll do better. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Ultimately, the tools of communication, if wisely used, can help us communicate things that are important to us.
  14. 16. The tools of language can help us get the things we want! <ul><li>Like a good job! </li></ul>
  15. 17. A Home
  16. 18. A Part in a Play or Movie
  17. 19. A Promotion or Raise
  18. 20. A Good Deal
  19. 21. The Tools of Language can Ultimately help you live a Better Life
  20. 22. This is Communication Class Plain and Simple!
  21. 23. In this class you will learn to use the tools of language to communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of different real-world situations through writing, speaking, reading, and listening.
  22. 24. Good Luck!