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A little help from my teacher friends? I was wondering when during the school year do you teach listening and speaking? I'm assuming right away, but I would like your advice.
Right away in the first week of school?
Thank you for your help.


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Listening is worked into our launching unit with our partner work. We take a lot from Debbie Miller's "Reading With Meaning" and "Teaching with Intention" about conversations. Kathy Collins has a section in "Growing Readers" that's called "Talk Amongst Yourselves" where she outlines mini lessons and ideas for introducing this to kids. The section heading are:
Good talker are good listeners
The importance of understanding in conversations
The characteristics of good conversations