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Listen Actively


Listen actively in group discussions by asking clarifying and elaborating questions and by managing internal (e.g., emotional state, prejudices) and external (e.g., physical setting, difficulty hearing, recovering from distractions) barriers to aid comprehension. 0601.2.9

Links verified on 5/27/2014

  1. Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  2. Critical Reasoning Warm-ups - These are warm-ups for people who are somewhat familiar with critical reasoning questions. These questions are a good way to start your brain thinking before you answer the real questions.
  3. Listening Activities - Become effective listeners by making them aware of the different kinds of listening, the different purposes for listening, and the qualities of good listeners.
  4. Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
  5. Speaking and Listening - All communication is incomplete until someone has received and correctly understood the sender's ideas. A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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