Students, as a group, read a story about being kind and giving to others. They answer questions about the story and discuss it. They are also asked if it is better to have a lot of stuff or to enjoy it.
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Two pages on discussion skills and providing evidence are a great addition to your language arts class. The first page encourages kids to use active listening techniques when debating or discussing a topic, and the second page provides...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Are You a Good Listener?
Your learners talk to each other every day, but are they really listening? Use a instructional activity based on listening skills to ensure that class members feel heard and respected. It includes games, discussion topics, and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Art of Listening
Conversation isn't just about talking. Help you class work on the important conversational skills with a lesson about listening. As youngsters practice making statements and asking attentive questions, they reflect on the way they listen...
5th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Paying Attention and Listening to Others
It's always fun to talk about something you're interested in, but it's just as important to listen to what someone else has to say. Guide class members into becoming stronger listeners with an interactive brainstorming activity.
K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable