COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY
Active Listening Skills
Kindergarten 1 / KG 1
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
- Cut out of letters of the alphabet like A , B , C , D
Methods of Teaching :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
Reference Materials :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have been taught
Vowels and Consonants
in their previous lesson
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- Be rapt listener
- Be Attentive listener
- Be focused listener
- Be interactive listener
ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS
Listening is the process of receiving and assimilating ideas and information from spoken messages.
It is the process of sending ideas, information, concepts, thoughts or principles either in written or spoken form in such manner that the students or learners will decode and understand.
Active listening mean getting the kids to pay full attention to the speaker and understand the complete message being passed.
The kids ability to remember and ask questions are ways to know if the child listened well or not. That a child is looking at you while talking is not a confirmation that he/ she listened.
This topic is very important because getting the kids to be active listeners will help them to understand every other thing being taught in the class, it will help to become better communicators and excellent problem solvers.
Being an active listener also shows good character, commitment and an essential component of being a leader.
You can help the kids to become active listeners by encouraging them to
1. maintain eye contact with people
2. ask questions
3. Read lips of the speakers
4. Repeat what the speaker says
Other Methods of Teaching are :
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
Teacher : Do as I do
Pupils : I do
Teacher What am I doing
Pupils : I am jumping
Teacher what am I doing
Pupils : I am dancing
Read a short interesting story to the pupils and ask question at the end of the reading
Elephant, Elephant, As I was going to the market
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.
Story reading skills
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