Becoming a great listener takes lots of practice. It is a life long learning skill. My fourth graders have been practicing their listening skills with help of Garfield and Friends. We watched "Listening" provided by the Infinite Learning Lab to see what strategies Nermal can use to avoid burning his birthday cookies next time.
In the video, students learn the 4 techniques to becoming a better listener using the acronym, H.E.A.R.:
In addition to the video, there are interactive elements where students review the information presented and a downloadable quiz to assess their listening skills.