Target classroom listening in fourteen skill areas. Ready-to-use lessons give students the extra practice they need to become purposeful listeners.
- Listen actively and with a purpose
- Understand, interpret, and evaluate what is heard
The 100% Series boost listening performance with:
- a broad scope of content
- a hierarchy of activities
- ample content on every page
The 170 one-page lessons are sequenced to reflect general language and thinking development with some overlap of skills. The skill areas and some of the activities are:
- Repetition—clapping patterns, words, numbers, proper nouns, sentences
- Answering Questions—yes/no and wh- questions, comparisons, opinions, problem solving, exclusion
- Following Directions—identify directions, draw items described, math problems, conditional directions
- Categories—similarities/differences, categories and members of categories, exclude by attribute
- Riddles—clues move from the general to the specific
- Asking Questions for Comprehension—identify vague information, explain why directions are unclear, ask questions for clarification
- Paraphrasing—synonyms, identify important information, use words such as first and last
- Identifying Details—answer wh- and how questions, identify pronoun referents, fact vs. opinion
- Main Idea—identify the main idea from photos and text, identify irrelevant information
- Differentiating Speakers' Purposes—identify types of speakers, good listening skills, and distractions
- Grammar—kinds of sentences, parts of a sentence, identify correct/incorrect grammar, combine sentences
- Inferences—listen for context clues, picture events in your mind, figures of speech
- Extending Conversations—expand utterances, listen and ask questions, paraphrase
- Nonverbal Communication—posture, gesture, facial expression, intonation, word emphasis, personal space
You may purchase 100% Listening Intermediate individually or as part of the 100% Listening 2-Book Set.
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- Students may receive up to 90 percent of school information through listening. "It is essential for language teachers to help their students become effective listeners....this means modeling listening strategies and providing listening practice" (NCLRC, 2004b).
- Effective listening strategies include (NCLRC, 2004a):
- listening for details and main ideas
- recognizing cognates
- drawing inferences
- recognizing word-order patterns
- "Listening instruction is especially scarce in primary and secondary schools notwithstanding the fact that listening is linked to both literacy and academic success" (Beall, Gill-Rosier, Tate, & Matten, 2008).
100% Listening Intermediate incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Beall, M.L., Gill-Rosier, J., Tate, J., & Matten, A. (2008). State of the context: Listening in education. The International Journal of Listening, 22, 123-132.
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). (2004a). Strategies for developing listening skills. Retrieved March 2, 2009 from www.nclrc.org/essentials/listening/stratlisten.htm
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). (2004b). Teaching listening. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from www.nclrc.org/essentials/listening/liindex.htm