Reading and Writing are no longer the holy grail of Communication Studies. So, too, is the important skill of Listening.
This unit consists of ten, 75-minute lessons (2 weeks) of dynamic, interactive lessons on the lifelong skill of LISTENING for the Workplace.
Because it is designed with differentiation in mind, it can be used in English, Drama, Business, Careers and Technology classrooms.
The unit includes all lessons and related resources (video links, handouts, rubrics, exemplars, etc.)
The unit provides:
1) A lesson that establishes a personal and professional connection to listening (Why Listen? DAY 1)
2) A lesson that establishes the importance of listening for recall (Listening to Remember DAY 3)
3) A lesson that emphasizes the importance of active listening (Active Listening DAY 5)
4) A lesson that stresses the importance of listening for meaning and understanding (Listening for Meaning and Understanding DAY 7).
Each lesson is accompanied by an activity that has a specific and authentic application for the Workplace. These activities can easily be differentiated to focus on certain employment sectors or to complement broader course themes. Formative activities will occur primarily in the classroom, and extension activities – archived in a Listening Portfolio-- will be scheduled for DAYS 2, 4, 6, and 8.