Active Listening Teacher Resources
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Communication and Listening Skills
Students explore the attributes of effective communication. In this communication lesson plan, students determine how to effectively send and receive messages as they role-play the process.
Students discover why listening is so important. In this listening skills lesson, students must listen carefully to the teacher as she/he gives specific directions. Students follow the directions and discuss the differences and similarities among each others' papers.
Indispensable Listening Skills
It's true: listening skills have to be taught and developed. Read this story about a tiger to your high school class. Then, without giving them a copy of the story, divide them into teams and have them attempt to answer a series of questions. Can they answer all of them correctly? Read the story a second time and have them complete any missing questions.
Over Here! Over There!
Prepositional words, a game of Simon Says, and a natural treasure hunt are the components of an engaging lesson plan. First, learners hone their listening skills by playing a prepositional version of Simon Says, then they take the game outside and practice more prepositions by standing in front of, behind, or under various objects. They continue using their ears as they go on a natural treasure hunt, where they must find natural treasures such as trees, rocks, and flowers. Finally, they listen to draw natural items as described by the propositions the teacher uses.
Using Oral Traditions to Improve Verbal and Listening Skills
Students examine the role of stories in African and African-American cultures. This lesson is written for students with visual impairments. They
Developing Listening Skills
In this listening skills worksheet, students listen to their instructor read the folktale "The Panther and the Bull". Students respond to 4 short answer questions regarding the folktale.
Sound Walk: Discovering Data and Applying Range, Mode, and Mean
Elementary schoolers sharpen their listening skills as they use sound maps, tallies, and line plots to organize and interpret data. Everyone takes a "sound walk," and focuses on the sounds around them. They chart and tabulate the sounds heard, then go back to class and construct a line plot. The fine lesson has terrific activities, worksheets, a rubric, and examples of student work embedded in it. Kids should really enjoy getting out into nature and listening in on all the action around them!
Helping Homeschoolers: Speaking and Listening Skills
Develop speaking and listening skills through analysis, imitation, and technological assistance.
Under the Big Top!
Students focus on improving their listening skills through this circus themed unit. They listen to gain information, to gain understanding, and to visualize descriptive reading. They listen to poetry that tells them actions to perform.
Under the Big Top!
Students model good listening behaviors. Students identify different ways to communicate. Once a week throughout the year, students complete fun activities in small groups. Students are assessed at the end of the year while demonstrating good listening skills.
Moira's Birthday by Robert Munsch
Students use their listening skills to hold up signs every time they hear specific words in the story Moira's Birthday. In this listening skills lesson plan, students have to pay close attention to listen for key words.
Students hone their listening skills. They develop tools for approaching research into their own musical traditions and those of community and state and examine different ways of recording data. They design different types of research tools.
Are You Listening to Me?
First graders explore listening and non-listening skills and how good listening skills are vital when trying to solve conflicts. Ultiimately, they role-play using listening skills to resolve conflicts.
Picture It-Robot Writing!
Fifth graders use their listening skills to sketch draft pictures of robots described in paragraphs read by their teacher. They transfer their robot sketches to word processing documents using software drawing tools.
The Power of Listening
Students examine the importance of listening when conducting an interview. They develop a KWL chart about listening skills, listen to an interview and circle inconsistencies in the written account of the interview, and conduct a personal interview.
Strategies for Developing Listening Skills in the AP Italian Course
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening comprehension before the exam? Teach your Italian speakers some of these strategies and give them several opportunities to practice.
Communicating at work: Listening strategies and skills
Learners play a game of "Gossip" to explain the importance of active listening skills. They learn active listening skills through group discussion, lecture and small group exercises.
A Guide to Getting Along: Listening
Here is an effective way to have your charges practice and model important listening skills. After a short review of effective active listening concepts, such as using body language, summarizing what the other person said, and asking questions, learners practice these skills through mock conversations with their classmates. An interesting idea, this lesson could have multiple uses in any classroom.
Listen! Can You Hear the Sounds?
First graders communicate and respond to specific information they have gleaned from a narrated story about music instruments in the target language. The lesson is also meant to reinforce listening skills essential for foreign language learning.
Reading and Listening for Information
Students practice their reading and listening skills in order to obtains accurate information. In preparation for a Moon, Mars, and Beyond Mission project, they read short stories about planet and moon mythology then answer questions about the readings.