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Students explore the attributes of effective communication. In this communication lesson, 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 instructional activity, 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.
Students play 2 games that help them follow classroom procedures. In this procedural lesson, students learn to play the quiet game and the listening game.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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 instructional activity 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!
Students examine the role of stories in African and African-American cultures. This lesson is written for students with visual impairments. They
Develop speaking and listening skills through analysis, imitation, and technological assistance.
Learners listen to everyday sounds that help them develop listening skills. In this early childhood lesson plan, students develop listening and language skills to recreate sounds in the outdoor environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First graders communicate and respond to specific information they have gleaned from a narrated story about music instruments in the target language. The lesson plan is also meant to reinforce listening skills essential for foreign language learning.
Second graders play in a listening game and brainstorm ways to communicate health information and ideas.
Young scholars 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.
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.
Students practice and model good listening skills, become aware of the effects of cultural and other biases that affect communication.

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