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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.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
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?
11th - 12th Languages
Students discover why listening is so important. For 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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Listening for Meaning: Same Sound
Learners demonstrate listening skills and determine meaning from conversation. They are meant to listen to a taped conversation, but being that it isn't included, you will need to create one. As a follow up, individuals complete a worksheet involving past perfect verbs and modals such as better, would, or rather.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Developing Listening Skills With Folktales
Students answer questions about a folktale that is read to them. In this listening skills lesson, students practice listening to folktales and answering questions about what they hear. They listen to repetitive readings of the same passage, take notes, and write answers to essay questions based on their notes.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Speaking & Listening
Help third graders focus on improving their speaking and listening skills with this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as an I can statement, learners can monitor their progress toward clear, attainable goals.
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
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.
2nd - 5th All
Over Here! Over There!
Prepositional words, a game of Simon Says, and a natural treasure hunt are the components of an engaging lesson. 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.
K Science CCSS: Adaptable
Listen to Me: Telephone Tree
Practice listening skills with young learners through a fun telephone simulation! After brainstorming situations where it is important to listen, learners use this worksheet in pairs to take a mock telephone message while listening to their partner.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
Once Upon a Time
High school pupils research online to complete a family tree and explore their ancestry. They view a sketch of a family tree, and brainstorm questions to ask their parents about their heritage. They also diagram their own family tree. In addition, learners use baby pictures to create a collage for themselves, in addition to completing a culture box project.
10th - 11th English Language Arts
How to DO Just About Anything
Learners discover how to use a digital camera and how to make a PowerPoint presentation. They practice good listening skills and hear how to make a "Supa Dupa Egg." They take notes and use them to create an effective, step-by-step PowerPoint presentation.
4th - 6th English Language Arts