I have a ‘read aloud’ response and craft activity that you can use at the beginning of the school year when you are establishing your classroom rules.
Listening is such an important social skill.
Students need to learn how to listen respectfully to each other, as well as being able to talk and share their ideas.
In the story, Lacey Walker Nonstop Talker, Lacey loves to talk. She talks all day, and never stops to listen. But when she loses her voice, Lacey learns the importance of listening.
Lacey Walker Nonstop Talker by Christianne Jones
is the right fit ‘read aloud’ for making connections and having a meaningful discussion about the importance of being a good listener.
I hope you find this activity useful as you begin the year with your new students.