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100%® Listening 2-Book Set
Ages: 5-10   Grades: K-5

This two-book set develops the listening skills students need from kindergarten through the fifth grade.  The books are loaded with practice material in ready-to-use lessons.  

Outcomes

  • 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
  • hierarchy of activities
  • skills and curricular content that mirror classroom work

Each book consists of one- and two-page lessons organized into fourteen units.  The units are sequenced to reflect general language and thinking development with some overlap of skills.  100% Listening Intermediate is a continuation and progression of the skills in 100% Listening Primary, except for the replacement of the Phonological Awareness unit with a unit in Extending Conversations.  

The books may be purchased as this 2-book set or individually.  This 2-book set consists of:

100% Listening Primary

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

100% Listening Intermediate

  • 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

 

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Components
2-Book Set: Primary book 165 pages; Intermediate book 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 incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.

References

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

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Introduction

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?  

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 will help your students to use effective listening and thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.