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100%® Listening Intermediate
Ages: 8-10   Grades: 3-5

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
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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.


Copyright © 2002

174 pages
  • 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):
    - summarizing 
    - listening for details and main ideas
    - predicting
    - 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

National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). (2004b). Teaching listening. Retrieved February 20, 2009 from




Effective listening is the foundation for successful communication in school, at home, and in everyday situations.  Students with undeveloped listening skills are at risk for academic and social difficulties.  Most of these students have adequate hearing, yet they don't know what it means to "listen carefully."  They have no strategies to think about what they hear in order to understand and remember the information.  They need training and practice in being active listeners—thinking purposefully about what they hear in order to respond or take appropriate action.

Good listening requires more than just paying attention.  Listeners need to take responsibility to seek clarification when they don't understand something.  They need to hold what they hear in their memories well enough to reflect on the information.  What associations can students make between new information and what they already know?  What does or doesn't make sense about the information?  Were there nonverbal messages that colored what someone actually said?  What are they supposed to do about the information that was presented?  Is all of the information equally important?  How should they program themselves to remember any important information?

100% Listening Intermediate will teach students in third through fifth grade to pay active attention to what they hear.  Students practice active listening in structured interactions that mirror classroom and everyday situations.  Each unit features a specific listening skill with enough stimuli to help students master the skill in a training or instructional context.  The sequence of the skills reflects general language and thinking skill development, although skill areas overlap each other considerably.  These skills are featured in this book:

  • Repetition
  • Answering Questions
  • Following Directions
  • Categories
  • Riddles
  • Asking Questions for Comprehension
  • Paraphrasing
  • Identifying Details
  • Main Idea
  • Differentiating Speakers' Purposes
  • Grammar
  • Inferences
  • Extending Conversations
  • Nonverbal Communication

We believe almost all students can improve their ability to attend to, process, and respond to what they hear.  Improving students' listening skills will also improve their thinking and social skills.  We hope the activities in 100% Listening Intermediate will help your students to use effective listening and thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.