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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - Middle School Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Rather than just talking about giving peace a chance, with the 15 resources in this collection middle schoolers learn the skills they need to become peace builders. The lessons were developed by the United States Institute of Peace...
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The Power of Active Listening

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Listen up! The game of Telephone launches a study of active listening. Class members watch a short video that demonstrates active listening and tips on practicing active listening. Pairs then interview each other and practice their...
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Listening Exercise

For Teachers 10th Standards
Active listening is key to interacting with others in a way that shows respect. To develop their skill as listeners, high schoolers first play the "Telephone Game" to demonstrate some of the problems that arise in communication. Pairs...
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Strategies for Developing Listening Skills in the AP Italian Course

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening...
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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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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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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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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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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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Communication Skills

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Good communication skills are key to resolving conflicts. A short video introduces learners to the concept of active listening and provides tips that will help them resolve conflicts. Class members then read articles, analyze scenarios,...
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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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Communicating at work: Listening strategies and skills

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners play a game of "Gossip" to explain the importance of active listening skills. They learn active listening skills through group discussion, lecture and small group exercises.
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Non-Verbal Communication

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This lesson contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with...
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Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills instructional activity is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice,...
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Pictures on a Page

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Illustrators have a big job! Youngsters actively listen to a story and analyze the images as they relate to the text. With modelling and guidance, they listen for words that match with the picture they are seeing. Using think-pair-share,...
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What is effective communication?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers practice a series of communicaton activities. In this communication skills lesson, students role play listening and active listening strategies to improve communication. Middle schoolers write a set of guidelines for...
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Listening/Reading Transfer - Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th
Work on predicting and making inferences with Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff. After every few pages, the teacher asks listeners to make predictions of what will happen next. Develop critical reading strategies with your young learners!
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“Sounds Like” Game

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Would you describe your class as active listeners ... or just active? Turn the tables and become the distractor using a instructional activity on listening and self-discipline. Pupils work together to identify sounds you play for them...

Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

For Teachers 4th Standards
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a instructional activity about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American...
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Instructional Strategies That Facilitate Learning Across Content Areas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine 28 instructional strategies, appropriate for all subject areas and all grade levels. Directed Reading-Thinking Activities (DRTA), Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) activities, KWL charts, comparison matrixes, classification...
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Working with Your International TAs

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Colleges and universities attract a diverse group of pupils, and sometimes that includes teaching assistants (TA) from other countries. Using a handout on working with international TAs, scholars find tips to use when listening and...
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Guided Reading: Main Idea

For Teachers K - 4th
Readers are presented with a list of three questions and asked to actively listen to a story or article to answer them. They verbally answer the questions to learn the strategy. Next, read a story to them or have them silently read a...
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Martin Luther King Reading Comprehension

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Boost reading comprehension with an interactive website featuring an informational passage about Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars read, or listen to, several paragraphs detailing MLK's life in order to answer seven multiple choice...
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Origami Ducks: Geometry, Listening, and Following Directions

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Make origami ducks with your class to reinforce geometry concepts and vocabulary; develop fine motor and visual translation skills; and enrich study of Japanese culture, the pond habitat, or migration. Create a whole group "worksheet"...