Congratulations! You’re on your way to improving your students’ listening comprehension, an important skill in these days of audio/visual overstimulation. Critical listening will also enable students to recognize the effect that the human voice has on meaning and impact. Poe’s chilling tale of suspense and madness is a great way to engage students in active listening; Kipling’s charming and whimsical Just So story will amuse and entrance listeners.
This item includes 2 two-page worksheets of questions that asks students to listen for mood, tone, irony, and character development, as well as reflecting on the listening experience itself. These are open-ended questions that ask students to justify their answers with text evidence. An answer key of suggested responses is provided. Resources for both audio and text versions of the story are also included.
Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)