Listeners for Life
Learners listen well while the teacher reads directions which they must follow. They correct each other's activity to see if they listened well.
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Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively
Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills lesson is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice, Feedback, and Re-teach.
K - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Worms: A Farmer's Best Friend
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Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Begin each day with a warm-up that has ELLs focusing their minds on a skill that will be taught that day. Focusing on verbs, each daily lesson reinforces study and self-management skills, helps learners become proficient in working with...
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K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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