Teachers and parents often have concerns about the listening and comprehension skills of their students. There are many reasons why a student may have difficulties with this. It can range from physical conditions of the teaching environment, health issues of the child, or cultural differences. More information about this is located at the bottom of the page if you want a more in depth explanation. If you have concerns about a particular child, please seek the advice of a certified Speech and Language Pathlogist.
I developed some of the following materials to work on Receptive Language.
- Why questions : Cards used to practice answering why questions, make inferences, and elicit sentences with “because”. Pictures make this download take a little longer.
- When questions: Cards used to practice answering when questions. They can be used to elicit complex sentences using temporal words. Pictures will increase the download time.
- Who questions: Cards used to practice answering who questions, introduce ocupation vocabulary, and elicit adverbial phrases such as ( ________ is a person who___)
- What questions: Cards used to practice answering what questions and descriptive information.
- How questions: Cards used to answer how questions. A student can also get practice using because and or in sentences, looking at more than one perspective, and making comparisons.
- How and Why question comparison. Answer questions from a short paragraph.
- There are nine trial cards for you to try out. just click on the trial star.
- The full set is at the TPT store. Just click on the button.
- Comprehension of Complex Sentences: 9 cards, Text only, to practice comprehension of connecting words such as instead of, either/or, neither/nor, until, while, except, and position.
- The set was updated to include pictures and a double sided feature. There is a free trial set of 9 cards,with pictures, for you to try out. Click on the yellow star.
- Click on the button to get to the complete set of 36 cards at TPT
- Antonym Sentences: Read the sentences to the student and see if they can form a sentence back that means the opposite.
- Antonym Reversal Sentences: An updated version that provides a front and a back with sentences using corresponding antonyms so that the cards become self checking. Click on the star for a free trial:
- You can buy the full set at TPT by clicking on the button below.
- Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions: 4 stories that are somewhat vague so a student will need to draw conclusions from the clues. The stories also contain vocabulary prominent in 3rd and 4th grade curriculum.
- Listening activities online: A site that has interactive activities that require listening for details or directions.
Tips to Share with Teachers
Great list of tips for “How to get Students to Follow Directions:”
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