"Levels of Listening"
Young scholars examine the 5 levels of listening--ignoring, pretending, selective, attentive, and empathic. They complete a matrix while they are in other school classes and in conversation at home, evaluating the quality of their own skills.
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Let’s Go to Summer Camp: Higher Grade Bands
Going to summer camp can be an exciting yet terrifying experience for kids. Whether or not your class members are going to camp, this instructional activity can be used to foster social, academic, and self-efficacy skills in learners of...
6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
50 Communications Activities, Icebreakers, and Exercises
Effective communication is such an important skill, and one that pupils are not always asked to practice. Take some time to teach your class how to hone their listening skills by tapping into a few of these activities.
4th - 12th English Language Arts
The Roots of Prohibition: Examining the Effort to Prohibit Alcohol in America
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The teenagers in your class are members of the target audience for hundreds of companies and products. Help them become media literate with a lesson that focuses on advertisements and the messages within. As learners read about five...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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