Friday, June 17, 2016

Mix and Match Quotes | Perceptive Listening Activity

Mix and Match Quote | Perceptive Listening Activity  Students are each given a different famous quote that relates to a theme. Example, education: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey”. Students pair up and read their quote and then share what they understand or infer, students thank their partners for sharing and offer insights, opinions, and reflections. When the teacher calls “Mix” students quickly swap quotes and move around the classroom and match up with a new partner. Again they share their text and responses to it but this time they add any insight their previous partners shared about the quote. The students repeat switching quotes, and finding new partners, this is repeated until students have mixed with 4 or five partners.

Perceptive Inferential listening: The flip side of reading between the lines, inferring, drawing conclusions and interpreting “seeing” the big picture! The most complex, hardest to teach and learn, and truly the most neglected listening skill taught in school today. 

1.     While you listen or read, your mind should be asking the 5ws:
2.     Uses your background knowledge to interpret new ideas
3.     Makes guesses based on what you know
4.     Finds repeating ideas and key points
5.     Asks questions in your mind mentally building knowledge
6.     Makes educated predictions
7.     Personalizes and internalize the ideas
8.     Inferential Perceptive Listening Requires Rigorous Questioning and Adroit Thinking
What conclusion did you make about... or can be made from this...? 
What might be inferred by …...? 
Where might the author have gotten the idea for this....? 
What is another possible theme or important idea? 
What might be another interpretation, that is suggested but not clearly stated? 
What could you infer about the author from this passage? 
With which opinion would the author probably agree or disagree... State an opinion that supports or contradicts the quote? 
If..., what else would be true? 
What was most likely the situation at the beginning of the selection? 
What is the quote meant to explain? 

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