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Who Works at Our School?

For Teachers K - 8th
Young interviewers will learn more about the school staff by asking them questions and creating a bulletin board display. They will learn how to make thoughtful interview questions, conduct professional interviews, and organize...
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Non-Verbal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson plan contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking...
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Conducting Interviews in the Community

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students conduct individual interviews to find out how people in their own communities provide services to others. For this interview lesson, students broaden their perspectives on the meaning of the common good by conducting interviews...
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Shining Stars

For Teachers K - 2nd
Use questioning techniques to interview the "star of the week." The "star of the week" will bring in a bag of items and explain how each relates to him/her. The class will ask questions to clarify as they learn about each week's special...
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Communication Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Does your class need to talk about communication skills? Then use this presentation to go through the key components of communication. It's not all about talking, but also about listening. Of course, there is room for expanded...
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Learning to Interview

For Teachers 1st
An authentic and engaging way to practice literacy skills, this lesson calls for young language arts pupils to conduct interviews with classmates and family members. First, pupils watch as the teacher models the interview process with a...
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A Guide to Getting Along: Listening

For Teachers K - 3rd
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...
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Pablita Velarde Interview

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Have your kiddos work together to discuss different types of interviews. As learners brainstorm different kinds of interviews, record them in a web! This is a great introduction to conducting interviews. 
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Pearl Harbor

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Learners use a map to locate World War II's Pacific Theater. Using provided links, they research this region during the war and learn about veterans. They invite a veteran of the war to visit the class and ask them questions based on...
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SHARING

For Teachers K - 1st
Students share something important to them and focus on the development of good verbal communication skills. They ask questions and give the speaker time to elaborate on the item.
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What is effective communication?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice a series of communicaton activities. In this communication skills lesson, students role play listening and active listening strategies to improve communication. Middle schoolers write a set of guidelines for...
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Active Listening

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students talk with a partner. In this listening lesson, students play a favorite colors listening games, review a checklist for active listening and practice active listening with a partner.
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What Is Happening in Haiti?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners discuss the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and empathize with the victims of the disaster. In this 2010 Haitian earthquake lesson, students learn about the history and hardship the country has consistently faced. They watch clips from...
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Finding Self-Reliance

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders relate what is read to their own experiences and feelings and use active listening to respond to other students' comments. After a lecture/demo, 4th graders utilize an Active Listening Chart imbedded in this plan to gain...
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Communicating at work: Listening strategies and skills

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils 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.