Friday, June 15, 2012

Listen Up

Erica over at Blog Hoppin shared about developing listening skills in our kiddos.

Here are some ways I support listening in my class.

I Have/Who Has or Follow Me activities are such a hit with my students and you target content area learning while you are at it.
The basic guidelines involve giving one prompt card to each student. One student begins by stating "I Have ________ Who has ___________?  Whoever has the answer to that prompt shares their card until you've looped around to all the cards.

Here's a site that lets you generate your own cards

Another resource I like is this book

The overview for this states
"Finally! A book that teaches listening skills without taking valuable time away from content areas!
Listen Up Math gives students the opportunity to develop important skills in listening and following directions while they practice basics in math"
It's a reproducible activity book with step by step directions for what the teacher states. The students listen, follow, and do what is directed on their copy of the listening page.

My Zoom Around the Room game is a favorite too. Students race to answer a category type question. I use it for a quick time filler and always leave it in my sub plans for an additional resource as needed.
I posted about it {HERE}

What ideas do you have for listening?
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Find more great ideas on my Pinterest page or TPT store


  1. Thanks for sharing! Especially the site to create I have/Who has!

  2. Listening is definitely something we need to work on! Always can use new ideas for that-thanks for sharing!


  3. Cool! I had no idea there was a website to create I Have, Who Has games. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    The Teaching Thief

  4. I didn't know there was a site that did that work for me! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  5. I love playing I Have, Who Has! The kids love it too.. glad you found a site that incorporates this!

    By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I have chosen to award you The Lovely Blog award! Stop by my blog to pick it up and put it on your blog if you would like! :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees


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