Elementary Listening Skills Worksheets by
Treasure Coast Achievement
These worksheets compliment teacher curriculum regarding listening skills in the classroom – both listening to teachers and other classmates. All worksheets could be used individually, in small groups, or as a class discussion. Younger ages could even depict skills and emotions through drawing action pictures or facial emotions (such as smiley faces). These worksheets are great for displaying on a bulletin board as visual reminders of listening skills or to be used for visual redirection of students not listening. Redirection prompts could include asking the student(s) to look at the displayed worksheets and pick a listening skill to apply.
[Worksheet #1] Students are to fill in “voice bubbles” with ways to “show” they are listening, such as body language. Possible answers include “facing the teacher”, “looking others in the eye”, “sitting upright”, etc. Students are to then complete ways to “say” they are listening, including verbal responses. Examples would be “Okay”, “I understand”, “Yes”, etc. Examples could further include verbal responses of not understanding while listening, such as “I am confused”, “I don’t understand”, etc.
[Worksheet #2] Students are to write “listening mistakes” either inside the symbol, outside, or both (I color in symbol red and have students write mistakes outside). Mistakes could be “talking while others are talking”, “playing when listening”, “walking away”, etc.
[Worksheets #3 & #4] These worksheets increase student awareness of own emotions and connect the emotional impact on others. These worksheets encourage listening by teaching empathy and respect of others. Students are to use feeling words to describe how they feel when others (family, friends, etc.) do or do not listen. This is great for teachers to complete along with the students to demonstrate how teachers feel when students do (“proud”, etc.) or do not (“disrespected”, etc) listen.