Listen! Hear! Grades 1-2
The sequential activities in this book are designed to improve concentration levels and listening vocabulary.
Providing specific, step-by-step instructions, activities are presented to students two to three times per week over a four to six week period of time.
Students demonstrate their understanding by drawing, writing and folding their papers according to the instructions given.
Activities increase in level of difficulty.
Specific instruction and practice of listening skills prepare a young child for formal learning. This book includes teacher-directed activities that can be completed with paper and crayons. There are nine sections in the book, with twelve listening activities in each section. These listening activities begin with simple, single directions and progress into activities with more complex, multiple directions. Students are told to write, draw, or color certain things on the worksheets in specific ways, relying only on verbal commands. Due to the simplicity of the activities, an answer key is not provided, but there are many teacher helps located throughout the book. Specific directions are set up for teachers to read word-for-word. These are separate from the reproducible student worksheets. There are also physical activities included to practice more active listening skills, in which children are instructed to move in single or multiple ways through the teacher's verbal cues. A good listener award is included in the back of the book for the teacher to fill out, sign, and present to their student. ~ Rachel S.
The ability to listen with understanding is a major key to educational success. The activities in this workbook are designed as teaching tools to build listening skills of students. The activities in each book get progressively harder to improve concentration levels and listening vocabulary. Each book includes 12 exercises, each involving ten different directions. Students receive a picture or chart of some kind and the teacher reads directions on specific things the student should draw on the picture. Graphs are included in each workbook to chart the success a child is making in following the 10 verbal directions for each exercise. A great way to develop listening skills. ~ Rachel S.