Listening is a very important skill. In teaching listening, consistency is also very important. Listening should be taught at the beginning of the year and practiced throughout the year. This activity should be completed early in the school year and the phrase, "5 Star Listener" should be said each time you want students to listens. I use hand motions to teach 5 star listeners as well. If you are interested in the hand motions email me firstname.lastname@example.org.