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A Guide to Getting Along: Listening

For Teachers K - 3rd
Here is an effective way to have your charges practice and model important listening skills. After a short review of effective active listening concepts, such as using body language, summarizing what the other person said, and asking...
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Reflective Listening Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you ever feel like your conversation partner is just nodding along as you speak? Encourage teenagers to become reflective listeners with a short activity in which they form responses to assertive statements to reflect what the speaker...
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Improving Listening Skills

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
In a collection of three lessons, learners interact with one another to improve listening skills by becoming active listeners, come to a group consensus on a decision, and work independently to follow a set of clear concise directions....
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What Does Listening Mean to You?

For Teachers 7th Standards
If someone talked to you for a full minute, what would you hear? Middle schoolers evaluate their own listening skills with a collaborative activity that incorporates discussing, writing, and guided instruction about active listening.
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Active Listening Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
The other part of speaking skills is listening! Seventh graders work together to practice listening about each other's favorite activities, and reflect on how being a better listener can improve their relationships.
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Teaching Social Skills, Creating Successful Students “Following Instructions” and “Listening”

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
With the help from learning games and holiday-themed coloring pages, scholars learn the importance of listening carefully and following directions. Coloring pages celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving. Learning games include Simon...
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A Pleasant Evening: Listening Comprehension Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Dating in America is the subject of a focused listening exercised that could be used with language learners as well as native English speakers. The richly detailed packet includes a writing assignment, supplemental exercises, vocabulary...
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“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Speaking & Listening

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Help third graders focus on improving their speaking and listening skills with this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as an I can statement, learners can monitor their progress toward clear, attainable goals.
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Listening Picture Check Sheet & Listening Picture Prompts

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Help learners build greater self-awareness and improve listening skills with these visual prompt sheets. Beginning with an "Are you really listening?" overview sheet, the following pages use large visuals to remind pupils what it means...
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Listening for Main Idea and Supporting Details

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Did you hear that? It's the main idea! Teach your class listening and note-taking strategies for determining the main idea by following the steps provided in this plan.
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Indispensable Listening Skills

For Teachers 8th - 12th
It's true: listening skills have to be taught and developed. Read this story about a tiger to your high school class. Then, without giving them a copy of the story, divide them into teams and have them attempt to answer a series of...
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Developing Listening Skills

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Being a good listener is key to building and maintaining positive relationships. Use this lesson as a way to help children connect with others by becoming active listeners and improving their listening skills.
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For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Children are naturally friendly and communicative, but often have a hard time expressing their emotions in a clear and understandable way. Help them hone their communication skills with a set of activities based on creating empathy,...
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New York State English Language Arts Test" Listening Selection Grade 7

For Students 7th
An article about Dr. Robert Metcalf's work to create solar cookers is the subject of an article used in 2010 on the New York State listening exam. Although no questions are included, the passage is ideal for such an exam and questions...
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Communication Skills

For Students 7th - 10th
Use this worksheet as a pre-assessment to find out what your learners know about communication skills. Or, use it for taking notes while discussing communication. There is plenty of space to write about communication styles,...
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Active Listening

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students talk with a partner. In this listening lesson plan, students play a favorite colors listening games, review a checklist for active listening and practice active listening with a partner.
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Listening Closely and Taking Notes in Expert Groups: Colonial Trade Podcast

For Teachers 4th Standards
The twelfth instructional activity of this unit builds on the skills developed in the previous instructional activity, as fourth graders continue their quest to become experts on colonial trade by listening to interviews with historical...
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End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing

For Teachers 4th Standards
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as...
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Listen Actively

For Teachers K - 12th
Listening is a skill, and with the help of the communication activities in this packet, class members improve their active listening skills. 
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Listening Comprehension: Retell Main Events of a Story

For Teachers K
Story retell is a very important skill. Little learners use a story map and a previously heard story to walk through the retell and story sequencing process. They complete this activity as a whole class and then on their own. 
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How to Get Kids to Listen

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Don't be thrown off by the look of this—scroll down to find tons of lesson plans, scripts, and fun activities to teach youngsters the art of active listening. From mnemonics to spin-offs of the game telephone, you'll have plenty to work...
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Communication Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Does your class need to talk about communication skills? Then use this presentation to go through the key components of communication. It's not all about talking, but also about listening. Of course, there is room for expanded...
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Listening - Strategies to Improve Listening Skills

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover strategies to help become a better listener, to identify main idea, and recognize important details. They then make note of important information and answer questions related to the listening passage.
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Developing Listening Skills With Folktales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students answer questions about a folktale that is read to them. In this listening skills instructional activity, students practice listening to folktales and answering questions about what they hear. They listen to repetitive readings...

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