Listening Critically

Eschew obfuscation!! High schoolers learn techniques that permit them to listen critically, sort through verbiage used to hide meaning or mislead listeners, and determine the message's validity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside extra prep time to obtain a 30-minute clip of a program that contains misleading information
Classroom Considerations
  • The two-part lesson is the third of five resources in the Overcoming Obstacles series
  • Requires copies of two activity sheets as well as AV equipment to show the 30-minute clip
Pros
  • Includes assessments for each of the two-lesson sessions
Cons
  • None