Students practice how to be a good listener. They take a pre-test and then discuss their results. They also practice "I" messages in which they state how someone else's behavior is affecting them.
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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
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