Lesson Plan


Young scholars boost communication skills with a instructional activity that explores what it looks like to listen with the whole body. Through modeling and practice, pupils observe what it looks like and then practice. A friendly game of "Simon Says" puts their listening ears to the test.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Copy and laminate the ears, adhere them to popsicles sticks or a headband, and prompt learners to put on their "listening ears"
  • Go over the Wholebody Listening Chart and display it in your classroom; send it home for additional support
Classroom Considerations
  • Preparation requires copy making
  • The first of 12 social-emotional learning lessons
  • The resource comes with extensions in several subjects 
  • The lesson plan is detailed and easy to follow
  • Increases the relationship skills social-emotional learning competency
  • The font on the Wholebody Listening Chart may be difficult to read