Help students understand and interpret what they hear more effectively. These lessons give students ample practice in applying new listening skills to the classroom.
- Listen actively and with a purpose
- Understand, interpret, and evaluate what is heard
The 100% Series boost listening performance with:
- a broad scope of skills
- ready-to-use lessons
- hierarchy of activities
The one-page lessons are organized into fourteen units. The units are sequenced to reflect general language and thinking development with some overlap of skills.
- Phonological Awareness—rhyming, syllables, beginning and ending sounds, sound manipulation
- Repetition—clapping patterns, words, numbers, proper nouns, sentences
- Answering Questions—yes/no, attributes, categories, wh- questions, true/false
- Following Directions—follow two- and three-step directions, draw described items, give directions, and more
- Categories—identify and name categories, add members to categories
- Riddles—guess an item based on clues moving from the general to the specific
- Asking Questions for Comprehension—formulate questions from a prompt, identify unclear messages, ask questions to clarify vague messages
- Paraphrasing—use synonyms, determine important information, restate information
- Identifying Details—answer wh- and how questions about sentences, math problems, and short stories; identify pronoun referents
- Main Idea—make inferences, summarize, identify cause and effect, identify nonverbal clues
- Differentiating Speakers' Purposes—identify types of listening situations, distractions, and good listening skills
- Grammar—identify correct and incorrect grammar and parts of sentences, unscramble words to make a sentence
- Inferences—look and listen for clues, picture events in your mind
- Nonverbal Communication—posture, gesture, facial expression, intonation, word emphasis
You may purchase 100% Listening Primary 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 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