Listening Mats are printable worksheets for the month of May (Spring and Mother's Day themed) that help build listening skills and great for following instructions. These listening activities are ideal for whole group or small group instruction, homework, centers, fast finishers, and morning work.
This includes 20 different Listening Mats. There are 3 variations of these printable activity mats included. Every mat covers a different topic or theme. Each type of mat covers and builds different listening skills and following instructions.
Students must listen, visualize, and think what is read and complete the appropriate task on the mat (picture) provided. They will build listening and reading skills through repeated practice.
This resource provides a lot of listening practice each month to help build listening, following instructions, and reading skills. Students will also practice coloring and drawing.
The activities align to the Common Core standards for listening and reading for first grade.
The listening mats are perfect for first grade, but could also be used for advanced readers in Kindergarten and for extra practice/as review for second grade.
Look at the PREVIEW for a look at the table of contents and a breakdown of what each type of Listening Mat looks like and how they can be used. The video preview shows examples of other Listening Mats in action.
*Additional pages are provided for Canadian users which include Canadian spelling and content if necessary. Extra pages included with Canadian content, if applicable.
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Listening Mats Type #1: Listen & Color
Students listen to each step given or read it themselves. They color picture and complete the tasks as described.
*Large pictures are provided for the tasks. Backgrounds, topics, and tasks are familiar to children.
*Students are provided with clear and specific steps to complete in the picture provided.
Listening Mats Type #2: Follow Directions & Draw
Students listen to each task given or read it themselves. They draw the picture by following the directions given and.
*Large backgrounds are provided for the tasks. Backgrounds, topics, and tasks are familiar to children.
*Students are provided with clear and specific items to draw to complete in the picture provided.
Listening Mats Type #3: Visualize & Draw
Students read, listen to, and visualize the story given. They draw and color a detailed picture of the story.
*2 variations of backgrounds are provided to leave room to illustrate each story. One blank and one with an image to help.
*Students are provided with a short story. They should visualize the story as it is being read.
Each Listening Mat can be used as an assessment tool to check listening skills and ability to follow directions.
4 ways to use Listening Mats in your classroom!
1. Print and use Listening Mats in your small groups to practice so many important skills!
2. Shrink and print Listening Mats and use in your interactive notebooks!
3. Copy Listening Mats back to back with the cover page to create a booklet!
4. Copy and put Listening Mats into a folder. Use for morning work or fast finishers!
You can view all of my monthly mat products, as well as other months of Listening Mats HERE!
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