Building Auditory Memory Skills with Which Word Goes Where

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AUDITORY MEMORY – Building Auditory Memory Skills with Which Word Goes Where? - All 3 skill levels

When you recognize how important strong auditory memory skills are for optimizing children’s learning abilities, and you want to move beyond the basics, give this higher level auditory memory activity a try.

Which Word Goes Where? asks students to memorize complete words rather than simple numbers or letters. Students must hold the information long enough to do something with it without becoming distracted. This not only strengthens auditory memory and attention but improves working memory as well.

The words included in Which Word Goes Where? are first and second grade spelling words. Correct spelling is not required for this activity, but in order to avoid overwhelm, please make sure your child can read at a second grade level or above.

If you think your child is only ready for the basics, start here instead: Repeat After Me and Grid Art, then work your way up to I Heard a Mixed Up Word and Hear the Hidden Message.


This listing includes all 3 levels of Which Word Goes Where. If you prefer to purchase one level at a time, please view the following listings (at $3 each):

Which Word Goes Where? – BEGINNING
Which Word Goes Where? – INTERMEDIATE
Which Word Goes Where? – ADVANCED

You’ll also find these AUDITORY MEMORY activity pages for kids bundled in a larger e-book here:

Building Auditory Memory Skills THE BOOK


First, students receive a short 1 or 2 page story with many of the words missing. Some stories rhyme, some do not. Each line of the story includes blank spaces where the missing words belong. Students listen to and remember 2, 3, or 4 words at a time, depending on their capabilities. They must remember the information long enough to write the words down in the correct spaces.


You’ll find a number of suggestions to adapt this activity. You may increase the challenge or decrease the challenge to match the level of your child’s abilities. (Aim for 80-100% accuracy. Otherwise the task is too difficult and should be simplified.) You may even transform this activity from an auditory memory exercise into one that strengthens visual memory instead.

Which Word Goes Where?, designed specifically as a parent friendly activity, is a simple tool to implement. Use it either at home with your own struggling student, in educational therapy settings, during speech and language therapy or in the classroom.

Teachers, this is a great tool you can share with your aides, your volunteers, or to suggest to parents as extra skill-building fun at home. You can even add Which Word Goes Where? to a listening station, if you’ve got one.

And remember, even though activities here at Inner Pieces Gallery are designed to expand the abilities of struggling learners, you don’t have to be a struggling learner to take advantage of these fun, skill-building activities.


● Cover
● Introduction – with detailed instructions, strategies and teacher tips
● 2-Word Recall Stories (x 5) – Beginning Level
● 2-Word Lists (x 5)
● 3-Word Recall Stories (x 5) – Intermediate Level
● 3-Word Lists (x 5)
● 4-Word Recall Stories (x 5) – Advanced Level
● 4-Word Lists (x 5)
● Answer Key for all of the above
● Strategically placed blank pages for easy duplex printing
● Sincere Thank You from Inner Pieces Gallery

If you are looking for additional auditory memory practice to help elevate student learning, consider the following:

Building Visual Memory Skills with Shape Recall

Building Visual Memory Skills with Number Recall

Although designed initially for visual memory, both activities above work just as well for auditory memory skill-building. Here’s another fun one:

Graph Art for Auditory Memory, An Art-for-Brains Activity

Plus discover fun freebies at:

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