Four Plays to Improve Listening Skills (NO Memorization)

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2nd - 6th
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Effective, enjoyable, and easy-to-use, with simple parts and NO memorization, these audience participation plays are a great way to focus class attention on the skill of listening to the teacher and to each other. NO PREP needed.

The plays contain short, group parts for an entire class. After roles are assigned, the teacher reads the story, and the student groups provide the appropriate words when the cue words are heard. Simple. And fun!

Contents of the Set:

1. The First Day of School

2. A Backwards Fairy Tale

3. The State Fair

4. The Big Game

These plays from the set are available individually here:

First Day of School: An Audience Participation Play (Free)

The Big Game

Also check out Reading Spotlight's (NO Memorization and NO Prep)

Earth Day Script

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Useful at any time, these plays are especially helpful at the beginning of the school year to focus students’ attention on listening to the teacher and to each other.

They are also useful when the students seem bored or unmotivated because they're so much fun.

Explanations for several other listening activities are included in the set.

Thank you for considering these enjoyable and effective listening activities.

Enjoy the smiles!

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10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


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