"A Magic Trick" (Understanding Verbal Directions)
Students practice their listening skills by listening to the teacher give directions for a magic trick and trying to complete it successfully.
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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Verbal Versus Nonverbal Communication
Young scholars create a multimedia presentation. They will complete a verbal versus non-verbal communication chart to create a multimedia presentation which will include the different types of communication strategies. Then answer a...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Following Directions Using Magic Tricks
Learners recreate magic tricks in an effort to follow directions. They evaluate the clarity of their instructions and teach an apprentice how to perform a trick. They are evaluated using a rubric to note the clarity of their directions...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
New Review Identifying Types of Irony Using "The Gift of the Magi"
O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" is the classic example of irony in literature. Teach young writers about the ways irony can engage their readers with an activity in which they write scripts using dramatic irony, situational irony, and...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magic Tricks – Following Directions Card
Following directions can be a challenging task for young children, but it can remain a challenging task for those with autism. Use a following directions activity that promotes positive behavior in your learners and allows them to focus...
K - 12th English Language Arts