This product is to help increase student’s awareness about Valentine’s Day as well as work on listening comprehension, short term memory and answering wh questions.
There are 18 short passages about valentine related topics including the history about Saint Valentine, history of Valentine’s Day in different countries and facts about greeting cards and marriage. Each excerpt contains several sentences. Then there are three WH questions associated with the excerpt (some shorter ones only have 2 questions). This can be a print and go activity or you can cut out each set of facts and put them in a pile. If you are working with a group of students they can go around in a circle reading the facts/questions and having other peers answer the questions so it’s also working on reading skills.
Some of the passages can be complicated and difficult for the students to remember specific details. You can work on summarizing by reading the whole passage and having them tell you what it was about. You can also read one sentence at a time and ask them the questions associated with the passage.
This is a great activity for students who need to improve their auditory processing skills because they need to auditorily process the information.
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