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.
I posted about it {HERE}







What ideas do you have for listening?
Go link up







Sidenote: Great resource alert
Stop by Tonya's Treats for Teachers and see her new game for multiplication facts.



8 comments:

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

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

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    ReplyDelete
  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! :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

    ReplyDelete

Pin It button on image hover