Listening to follow multistep oral directions is a listening strategy that could easily be incorporated into any lesson plan. Being able to listen and then follow multistep oral instructions is an important strategy for students to learn because it is a skill they will utilize their whole lives. They will use it do complete homework assignments, their bosses when they’re older and have jobs will give them multistep oral directions to follow, an IT person for their cable company will give them oral directions to help get their cable working again. It is a skill that is important for their future. Teachers give oral directions multiple times a day during school, and incorporating this strategy into lessons will help students be more successful at school as well. Listening to follow multistep oral directions reinforces the use of other listening skills. Listening requires a person to think about they are listening to in order to respond properly. This type of listening requires students to receive information, construct meaning from the information, and then use the information to respond. Listening to follow multistep oral directions is just an extension
B. To learn how to listening to follow multistep oral directions, I would introduce this activity.
Discuss with students what it means to listen.
Explain that you are going to practice listening to following directions. To follow directions that I tell you verbally, that I told to you out loud instead of writing it down, you have to do a few things. First you have to think about what I asked you to do, then you have to remember it, and finally you have to do it. Let’s all say those steps together! I’ll say the step, and then you say it. Have students say all three steps. Let’s practice here at the carpet. I’m going to give you three directions to follow, don’t do anything until you’ve heard all three directions. First I want you to put your arms straight up in the air, then I want you to stand...
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