Teaching Children to Listen

Teaching Children to Listen

Author: Liz Spooner

Publisher: A&C Black

Published: 2010-03-25

Total Pages: 139

ISBN-13: 1441174761

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Complete, practical guide to improving the listening skills of children of a range of abilities aged 3-11. >


Teaching Children to Listen

Teaching Children to Listen

Author: Liz Spooner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2010-01-21

Total Pages: 138

ISBN-13: 1441184090

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Increasing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions in the classroom. Teaching Children to Listen outlines a whole-school approach to improving listening skills. It begins by looking at why listening skills are important and how to overcome barriers to achieving them, before pinpointing the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be a good listener. The book includes: The Listening Skills Rating Scale - a quick assessment, which will able you to rate children on each of the four rules of good listening. Advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans that focus on a specific area of difficulty. 40 activities, including games to target whole-class listening and exercises particularly suitable for the Early Years. Each activity sets out what equipment you need, tips for facilitating and ideas for differentiation. Perfect for children aged 3-11, all the games and ideas have been tried-and-tested, and have proved successful with children with a range of abilities, including those with special needs.


Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools

Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools

Author: Liz Spooner

Publisher: Featherstone

Published: 2019-04-18

Total Pages: 120

ISBN-13: 9781472965165

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Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools contains a wealth of interventions to improve listening skills across the school. It is perfect for classrooms where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching as the resultant distractible behaviour can make it difficult for the rest of the class to pay attention. Specialist speech and language therapists Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock present activities to develop children's key listening skills, as well as a rating scale to assess pupils on each of the four rules of good listening - looking at the person who is talking; sitting still; staying quiet; and listening to all the words. They offer advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans. Liz and Jacqui also look at why listening is important and offer 40 games to encourage children to become good listeners. This practical guide not only contains photocopiable resources, assessment and teaching suggestions with clear and concise explanations from professionals who directly work with children on a daily basis, but it also pinpoints the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be good listeners. Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools is an invaluable resource for practically developing children's listening skills.For activities aimed specifically at Early Years children, check out Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years.


Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years

Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years

Author: Liz Spooner

Publisher: Featherstone

Published: 2019-04-18

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 9781472959201

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Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years contains a wealth of interventions to teach young children the rules of good listening and why they are important. It is perfect for Early Years practitioners and settings where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching and growing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions, especially as technology proliferates. This affects young children's learning in all curriculum areas and their resultant distractible behaviour can make it more difficult for the rest of the class to pay attention. Specialist Speech and Language Therapists Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock offer clear ideas for differentiation along with ideas to help children apply their improved skills, whilst supporting target setting and evaluation of progress. They also make suggestions for adapting the Early Years learning environment to maximise listening and they consider how listening can be encouraged by analysing language and expression when addressing children in the classroom. This practical guide not only contains photocopiable resources, a full-colour plate section, assessments and teaching suggestions with clear and digestible explanations from professionals who work directly with children on a daily basis, but it also pinpoints the behaviours that children need to learn in order to become good listeners. Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years is an invaluable resource perfect for Early Years practitioners and settings.For activities aimed specifically at primary-age children, check out Teaching Children to Listen in Primary School.


Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen

Author: Howard Binkow

Publisher: We Do Listen Foundation

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 33

ISBN-13: 0971539014

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When Howard B. Wigglebottom starts feeling sad about always getting into trouble at school for not listening, he decides to change his ways.


Listen Wise

Listen Wise

Author: Monica Brady-Myerov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2021-03-23

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 1119755530

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Discover how to engage your students effectively by strengthening their listening skills In Listen Wise: Teach Students to Be Better Listeners, journalist, entrepreneur, and author Monica Brady-Myerov delivers a concise and thoughtful treatment of how to build powerful listening skills in K-12 students. You’ll discover real-world examples and modern, research-based advice about helping young people improve their listening abilities and their overall academic performance. With personal anecdotes from the accomplished author and accessible excerpts from the latest neuroscience of listening and auditory learning, the book is a critical resource that will explain why listening is the missing piece of the literacy puzzle. This important book will show you: Classroom stories and teacher viewpoints that highlight effective strategies to teach critical listening Why building listening skills in students is crucial to improving reading, especially for English learners. Why the Lexile Framework for Listening is contributing to a surging recognition of the importance of listening in the academic curriculum Perfect for K-12 teachers looking for new ways to understand their students and how they learn, Listen Wise will also earn a place in the libraries of college and master’s level students in education.


Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children

Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children

Author: Shauna Tominey

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Published: 2019-01-08

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 0393711609

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Young children can surprise us with tough questions. Tominey’s essential guide teaches us how to answer them and foster compassion along the way. If you had to choose one word to describe the world you want children to grow up in, what would it be? Safe? Understanding? Resilient? Compassionate? As parents and caregivers of young children, we know what we want for our children, but not always how to get there. Many children today are stressed by academic demands, anxious about relationships at school, confused by messages they hear in the media, and overwhelmed by challenges at home. Young children look to the adults in their lives for everything. Sometimes we’re prepared... sometimes we’re not. In this book, Shauna Tominey guides parents and caregivers through how to have conversations with young children about a range of topics-from what makes us who we are (e.g., race, gender) to tackling challenges (e.g., peer pressure, divorce, stress) to showing compassion (e.g., making friends, recognizing privilege, being a helper). Talking through these topics in an age-appropriate manner—rather than telling children they are too young to understand—helps children recognize how they feel and how they fit in with the world around them. This book provides sample conversations, discussion prompts, storybook recommendations, and family activities. Dr. Tominey's research-based strategies and practical advice creates dialogues that teach self-esteem, resilience, and empathy: the building blocks for a more compassionate world.


I Can Follow the Rules

I Can Follow the Rules

Author: Molly Smith

Publisher: Myself

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 16

ISBN-13: 9781478804734

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Eva feels that rules are getting in the way of her fun at school. Will she discover that classrooms have rules for a reason?


Listen Hear!

Listen Hear!

Author: Michael F. Opitz

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 156

ISBN-13:

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Have you ever asked your students "Are you listening?" and felt uneasy that their response didn't distinguish listening from hearing? We expect children to spend fifty percent or more of their school day engaged in listening-comprehension activities, yet despite today's emphasis on skills-building in the language arts, most literacy curricula ignore the teaching of this crucial skill. Thanks to Listen Hear , that's about to change. Michael Opitz and Matthew Zbaracki recognize that teachers have their hands full with reading and writing standards; that's why they've designed Listen Hear as a handy, friendly resource full of fresh teaching strategies that help you fold multidimensional listening comprehension instruction snugly into your existing reading and read-aloud lessons-without sacrificing room in your crowded curriculum. Listen Hear gives you everything you need to start teaching listening tomorrow: the research and rationale for teaching it reproducible forms charts that show you at a glance which skills each strategy enhances ists of contemporary children's literature to use in conjunction with the strategies and practical tips for assessment. Thanks to Opitz and Zbaracki, you'll be at the forefront as listening comprehension takes its place in the language arts curriculum, confident that when you ask a student "Are you listening?" the answer will be a definitive "Yes."