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ERIC Number: ED185587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Critical Listening Activities: A First Step in Language Arts.
Fitzgerald, Thomas P.
Four activities are suggested to develop student appreciation for the relationships between listening and the other language arts. The activities are designed to improve on present classroom instruction, which usually provides little time for formal oral language instruction. Each activity begins with some aspect of oral language training and proceeds to reading and writing instruction. The titles of the activities reflect their specific emphasis within oral language development: "Describe Me Well" (giving oral directions), "What Did Ya Hear?" (developing critical listening skills), "Sum of This and Sum of That" (summarization), and "Imagine Me Today" (expressive language in creative dramatics and the development of images). What should be evident in using these activities is the need for more direct instruction in oral language skills and the importance of these skills within the scope of language arts instruction. Hearing without listening must be replaced by listening which is active, questioning, critical, and evaluative. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A