Using picture books at the beginning of the year to help teach your expectations and procedures can be helpful. Here are some resources to use when working on listening skills. These activities pair well with Listen Buddy by Helen Lester or Howard B.
This Back To School with Howard B. Little Bottom Pack is the perfect way to kick off the year and includes: on-line links to each book, a 9 page mini booklet, 3-5 activities/responses for each book, 11 Cooperative Learning Activities, modified activities for varied levels of students, 6 response sheets. $
Hop back to school with Howard B. Wigglebottom and friends! This unit is perfect for teaching whole body listening, following directions, sportsmanship, teamwork, learning to work in groups, doing what you love, and bullying. Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies
Listening-anchor-chartThis is for the book Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen. I'm going to mark a tally everytime they interrupt or blurt out and we're going to see if we can get better as the week progresses.
Good Listener Anchor chart-this would be perfect with Howard B Wigglebottom Learns to Listen!