Listening Comprehension Interventions and Resources
Select and copy one to two intervention strategies that are applicable to the intervention goal. Return to eCST and paste the strategies into the Add Intervention box.
1. Teach/cue student for whole body listening behavior.
2. Model/provide and practice use of simple notes or visual methods appropriate for grade level.
3. Model (Think-Aloud) and practice self-questioning/question-generating skills in reading and listening activities.
4. Model (Think-Aloud) and practice visualizing and describing mental images for objects, words, sentences, paragraphs.
5. Teach narrative and/or expository text structure.
6. Teach use of context clues for word meanings in fiction/nonfiction read-alouds and content-area work.
7. Teach use of compound words, prefixes, suffixes, and roots/base words for word meanings in fiction/nonfiction read-alouds and content-area work.
8. Teach synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words in fiction/nonfiction read-alouds and content-area work.
9. Build vocabulary breadth and depth through categorization, associations, and similarities-differences using words from read-alouds, content-area work, and/or daily living.
10. Teach student about the “jobs of words” and their relationships to question words in the context of read-alouds and content areas.
11. Improve sentence/text comprehension by developing awareness of sentence structure using sentences from stories and content areas.
Materials for Teaching Active Listening Behavior
Materials for Teaching: Main Idea, Text Structure, Summarizing/Retelling, Question-Generation, Note-Taking, Critical Thinking (inferencing, predicting, cause-effect, problem-solution).
Key Comprehension Routine (gr. 4-6)/Key Comprehension Routine: Primary Grades (K-3)-Joan Sedita (Main Idea & Text Structure Skills; plus Top-Down Topic Web, Two-Column Notes, Summary/Retell, Question Generating)
Reciprocal Teaching/Reading/Listening (summarizing, generating questions, clarifying, predicting)
Reciprocal Teaching at Work(K-12)-Lori D. Oczkus
www.nancyfetzer.com (gr. k-1, gr. 2-3, gr.4-6 multisensory reading/writing/listening/speaking activities)
Story Grammar Marker-story telling/retelling, answering/asking questions
Pictography-A Narrative Representation Tool (note-taking, story telling/retelling, answering questions)
Primary Comprehension Toolkit –S. Harvey & A.Goudvis
Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking-Nanci Bell (Visualization skills related to: comprehension, summarizing/ retelling, critical thinking, vocabulary)