The Art of Listening

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Conversation isn't just about talking. Help you class work on the important conversational skills with a lesson about listening. As youngsters practice making statements and asking attentive questions, they reflect on the way they listen to each other and find ways to be more attentive in discussions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use in a peer counseling group to encourage participants to fully engage their classmates in discussion
  • Bring to your class before a Socratic discussion activity
  • Have young learners use the listening skills in an interviewing activity, whether they are interviewing themselves or others in their lives
Classroom Considerations
  • Video is not available on the resource, but you can teach the lesson without it
  • Once mastered, active listening is a skill that pupils can bring to any subject area 
  • Encourages classmates to listen to each other in a guided conversational exercise
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