January 4th, 2016

Improve Listening, Thinking and Speaking Skills

Improve Listening, Thinking and Speaking Skills

Start off the new year by improving listening, thinking, and speaking skills with these FREE English Language Arts educational resources–all aligned to NY State Academic Standards.

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Elementary School

Listening – Strategies to Improve Listening Skills

In this lesson plan, students will:

  • Discuss the importance of visualization when reading
  • Learn to take notes on the WHO and WHAT and details of a passage
  • Learn note-taking strategies for stories that compare and contrast (T-Chart)

Related NY State Academic Standards: ELA1.E.LR1C, ELA1.E.LR1E, ELA3.E.LR1A, and more!

Middle School

Directed Listening Thinking Activity – Homeless Bird

In this plan, students will:

  • Apply strategies when listening for comprehension
  • Acquire new vocabulary from assigned text
  • Summarize a chapter from assigned text

Related NY State Academic Standards: ELA.6.R.1.J, ELA.6.R.1.Q, ELA.6.R.2.A, and more!

High School

Using Debate to Develop Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills

In this multimedia resource, students will engage in rigorous debate about privatizing social security.

Related NY State Academic Standards: WST.9-10.1.a & WST.9-10.1.b

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