Are You a Good Listener?

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Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a lesson plan based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and self-assessment tools that ask individuals to think about the ways they listen to their friends.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use for a peer-counseling class, or when establishing a classroom community early in the year
  • Practice these skills before a project that ends in a class presentation or speech
  • A good addition to an ESL class, in which learners are working on conversational vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides a competition activity similar to the game Telephone, but you could exclude the activity if you wanted to focus on conversation skills
Pros

  • Emphasizes listening skills when talking to peers, building friendship and empathy
  • Provides a rubric for participants to assess their own listening skills
  • Comes with sample discussion topics for each grade level
Cons

  • None