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ERIC Number: EJ926304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
The Power of the Listening Ear
Campbell, Robyn
English Journal, v100 n5 p66-70 May 2011
Communicating effectively is a skill that must be taught and practiced--and the act of listening is a large part of this skill. According to the "International Journal of Listening," listening skills are imperative to reading comprehension and are valuable enough for "38 out of the 51 government entities to include listening skills as part of their English language arts standards." The author created a survey about the importance of listening skills in the classroom that she presented to the faculty of a rural high school. Teachers agree that listening is important, but do they spend enough time building students' listening skills? The author suggests many classroom-tested strategies. These strategies focus on "active listening skills," in other words, listening that requires a great deal of concentration and focus. The three basic principles prevalent in the author's findings are teacher-modeled listening, defining a purpose, and preparing for listening.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A