Specific Skill: I Can Listen Attentively

Practice makes proficient. Scholars practice how to be attentive listeners, a skill that is imperative in and outside the classroom. The listening skills lesson is divided into sections: Tell, Show, Practice, Feedback, and Re-teach. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a poster with the quote from the lesson as a daily reminder to listen carefully
  • Play a game of Telephone as a brain break throughout the lesson
  • Divide your class into four groups, ask each group to create a poster listing one skill step, and display finished products around the classroom 
Classroom Considerations
  • A school survey is referenced to guide instruction, but is not required to complete the lesson
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  • Directions are written in detail with rationales and steps 
  • Multiple activities, feedback, and re-teaching options are available to fit the needs of your learners 
  • Lesson provides information from studies to explain why specific strategies are in place 
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